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Published: 20 February 2019

Candidates sitting Higher Administration & IT have known about this date (provisionally) for several months, but it can now be confirmed that they will sit their 2-hour practical assignment on Wednesday 20 March 2019 from 1.30 pm.

Full attendance is essential as the SQA collect these for marking soon after this time.

It is expected that candidates will spend considerable time after-school within the Business Education Department before this date for additional support on their practical work to maximise opportunities for marks.  The assignment is worth 70 marks, with the theory exam in May being worth 50 marks.

 

Published: 14 February 2019

National 5 and Higher Computing Science Candidates have their Assignment coming up shortly (see below). This should be taken seriously - there are strict time limits and rules - and contributes to the Final Course Award. 

Original details of both Assignment dates were issued in November. Please note that the date for the start of the National 5 Assignment has changed.

Published: 22 January 2019

What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question put to students aged 11-14 by The Bright Ideas Challenge.  Watch the first video on this page and if you are interested in forming a team to enter the challenge then come to Mr Taylor's room (T1.10) on Thursday lunchtime at 13:30 for more information.  There are individual and school prizes for the winning entries as well as trip to London.

Published: 10 January 2019

The Royal Society of Edinburgh work in partnership with various universities around Scotland to organise a set of Science and Technology Masterclasses to conduct science experiments with S1 and S2 students.  One such masterclass will take place at Queen Margaret University.  Dates have still to be confirmed but likely to be in April and May.

The sessions are intended to give young people who have shown an interest in science and technology the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience. The sessions promote participation and provide the students with a unique insight into academic life and research. At these Masterclasses, students get up to all sorts of science and technology mischief!

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Published: 24 December 2018

Listen again to the Christmas Concert which was held on Tuesday 18 December 2018 on the concerts section of our website.  Previous concerts are also accessible on their individual pages.

Thanks to Rebecca MacKenzie and Shannon Skene for filming the concert.

 

Don't miss our 12 Days of Christmas (2018) sing-a-long which is also now available - this is traditional on our last day of term before the Christmas Holidays.