Acing the big reveal: A-levels results day

Across England results for GCSE’s, A-levels and AS will be coming into schools and colleges. A stressful time for everyone involved, let the adrenaline take hold and guide your students in the right direction – no matter the outcome Thousands of students nervously await the big results reveal. Emotions will be in overdrive, anxiety will consume the school walls and […]

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The Bank of England offers free workshops to schools across Scotland

As the United Kingdom’s central bank, the Bank of England is committed to providing schools across the entire UK with free, high quality teaching resources and exciting initiatives. The bank wants to support teachers and help students in their understanding of our work and the economy in general. Earlier this year, the Bank of England unveiled EconoME, its free programme of […]

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The big results day guide

Tuesday 7 August, 2018. The date you and your pupils have been working towards for months. Finally, it arrives and the results are in. As the nerves and excitement bubble over make sure you ace the big reveal. Across Scotland certificates will be getting delivered or the ping of a phone will have an unread SQA text. The suspense is too much to handle, almost like […]

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Should Scotland concentrate on teaching Chinese Mandarin?

Most students learn French, German and/or Spanish at high school, but as the Scottish Government moves to create closer ties with China, should we be teaching our pupils Chinese? After all, it’s one of the most widely spoken languages in the world: 1.1 billion currently people speak Mandarin. Melvyn Roffe, principal of George Watson’s College, certainly thinks so. He has […]

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Developing employability skills with Outward Bound

Outward Bound trips are the highlight of the year filled with adventure and fun. But, the trips to the outdoors also build on students’ employability skills. St Machar Academy in Aberdeen have been coming to The Outward Bound Trust for over ten years, taking groups to centres in Loch Eil in the Scottish Highlands and Ullswater in the Lake District. […]

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