Royal Scottish Academy entries for 2018

Some of our entries for the Junior & Intermediate categories for the RSA 2018 competition.

We wish them the very best-Well Done for meeting the submission deadline.

Art Department

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S3 Parents’ Information Evening – Wednesday 7 February 2018 – 6-7pm

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Photography Competition Runner Up

The Art Department would like to congratulate Eve Johnstone in S6 for coming runner up in the ‘Picturing the past’ photography competition. Eve’s picture of Jedburgh Abby in the rain is a stunning black and white image depicting this historic place. Well done Eve.

S3 Expressive Finished Work

Fantastic examples of finished compositions by S3 for their Expressive Work. Deadlines are week beginning 29th January.

The Art Department

S4-6 students: study during snow days

Eyemouth High School is closed today and tomorrow. With Prelim exams starting in 12 days time, this is clearly a very important time of year for all S4-6 students. Students should be ensuring that they are making the most of this time to prepare for exams. I recommend the following resources:

  • SQA Past Papers and Specimen Question Papers – these are available to download for free on the SQA website. Just do a Google search for them. Detailed Marking Instructions are also available. Practising questions from these papers is some of the best Prelim preparation that you can do. Quite simply: you can’t practise questions enough. There is a lot of value in going back over questions that you have already practiced (even more than once) to ensure that you have learned from mistakes.
  • BBC Bitesize website – this is packed full of revision materials and mock assessment questions for most subjects.
  • Scholar: access online support materials for Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, English, Maths, Modern Languages and Physics – including video tutorials – here: http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/Previous_Sessions.html

Mr Robertson

“Study Zone” and Study Support Programme

In addition to the weekly programme of Study Support offered to students (Senior Study Support Programme, 2017-18) all S4-6 students are invited to attend “Study Zone” in the lead-up to Prelim and SQA exams. During Study Zone, students can either go to after-school support sessions with particular teachers or can go to the library to use it as a quiet study area. In previous years Study Zone has been very popular and has received very positive feedback from students. We are encouraging all Senior students to attend.

  • Prelim Study Zone starts on Monday 8th January and is offered on Monday – Thursday evenings, 3:45 – 5pm, until Thursday 25th Prelim exams start on Monday 29th January. A timetable for Prelim Study Zone is included below.
  • SQA Study Zone starts on Monday 16th April and is offered on Monday – Thursday evenings, 3:45 – 5pm, until Thursday 26th A timetable for SQA Study Zone will follow.

The Study Zone Programme for the period 8th – 25th January looks as follows:

  • Biology: 3:45pm on a Tuesday
  • Business Management: 3:45pm on a Wednesday
  • Chemistry: 3:45pm on a Wednesday (or by appointment with teacher)
  • Design and Manufacture: Please arrange with teacher
  • Economics: 3:45pm on a Thursday
  • Engineering Science: Please arrange with teacher
  • English: Please arrange with teacher – each teacher is organising Study Zone sessions for their own classes
  • Fashion & Textiles: Please arrange with teacher
  • French: Please arrange with teacher
  • Geography: 3:45pm on a Tuesday
  • German: 3:45pm on a Tuesday
  • Graphic Communication: Please arrange with teacher
  • History: Please arrange with teacher; lunchtime on a Thursday
  • Hospitality: Please arrange with teacher
  • Maths: 3:45pm on a Thursday (Mrs Atkinson); lunchtime sessions on a Tuesday and Wednesday for Higher students also available during the Study Zone period with Mr Krievs
  • Modern Studies: 3:45pm on a Thursday
  • Religious and Moral Education: 3:45pm on a Tuesday and Thursday
  • PE: Please arrange with teacher
  • Physics: 3:45pm on a Tuesday
  • Quiet Study Area (Library): 3:45pm Monday – Thursday

A Study Zone programme, which includes a Revision Checklist, is available to download:

We have also produced a two-part support document for students and parents called Getting The Best Results You Can. This is also available to download:

Mr Robertson

Prelim Timetable 2018

Please find attached the above.

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Prelim Timetable 15.12.17.pdf

GEEKS AND WAGS RULE!!

On Tuesday night over 50 of our youngsters took part in our musical play, ‘Geek Side Story’ both as actors and musicians. The students gave 110% and this resulted in a fantastic show with many of the youngsters performing on stage for the very first time, stepping outside their comfort zone and really challenging themselves. A huge thank you to all who helped us with the show giving up their time for free and giving the youngsters this great opportunity. A big thank you also to our fabulous audience who filled the hall not just in numbers but in laughter and cheers as well! Watch this space for details of our next venture….merry Xmas to all!!!

Andrea Thacker
PT Expressive Arts