Standards & Quality Report 2013-2014

The Standards and Quality Report for Elgin Academy for 2013-2014 has now been published, and is available by clicking below:

Standards & Quality Report 2014

 

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S1 CfE Information Evening

Calling all parents of new S1 students! A vital part of the transition process is our annual S1 Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) evening, due to take place on the evening of Monday 15 September 2014. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about your child’s experience at the school, including taking part in some mini-lessons. Please keep the date free in your diary – more details to follow.

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Parent Council meeting

The first Parent Council meeting of the new session will take place on Monday 8 September at 7.00pm in the staffroom at the school. This will include the AGM. All welcome.

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New members of staff

We have recently welcomed ten new members of staff to the school. Mrs Amanda Miller has joined us as Teacher of Support for Learning;  Mr Sandy MacFarlane has joined us as PT Chemistry; Miss Nicola Burpitt has joined us as Teacher of Chemistry;  Miss Dawn Smith has joined us as Clerical Assistant; Mrs Helen Bodiam has joined as Teacher of English; Miss Sarah Scholes has joined us as Teacher of Geography; Miss Mandy Tullis has joined us as teacher of Art & Design; Miss Elizabeth McQueen has joined us as Teacher of Biology, Mr Josh Kinnear has joined as an NQT in PE, and Mrs Annette Crombie has joined us as Education Auxiliary. We wish all our new colleagues well for their careers at Elgin Academy.

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Exam Results 2014

Elgin Academy students have enjoyed a very successful set of SQA exam results overall, learning about their success on Tuesday 5 August. These results include record high levels of Higher passes in S5 and in  S6, and a successful introduction of the new National 4s and National 5s. There were some tremendous individual successes: eight students – Scott Adams, Callum Alexander, Hanoz Bhamgara, Grace Carter, Leonie Davidson, Rachel McFarlane, Iain Sword and Darren Wimble – gained five As at Higher in S5. In S6, Rebecca McHugh gained three As at  Advanced Higher, whilst Stuart Freschini and Lorna Taylor both gained 2 As at Advanced Higher and 2 As at Higher in S6. The new National 5 in S4 saw 15 pupils gain six As: Zmarak Ahmed Khan, Abbie Bell, Graeme Bethune, Anna Campbell, Holly Carmichael, Sian Copland, Matthew Coulson, Meg Daly, Oscar Heald, Elliot Lees, Kirsty McCulloch, Thomas Meikle, Alasdair Robinson, Rhiannon Smith and Alisha Stevenson. Rhiannon also gained an A at Higher. Alex Hawco achieved great success in S4, gaining three As at National 5 and three As at Higher.

In addition to these results, many students have gained very good sets of results. Our congratulations go to all who have achieved so much. Some students have not achieved what they hoped for. School staff have been on hand to deal with queries, and students will have the opportunity to change their course choices if necessary when they return on Tuesday 19 August 2014.

We look forward to more success in 2015!

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WW1 Battlefields and Paris Trip

The term has now ended for most, but will continue until Tuesday evening for 45 students and five members of staff who are currently in France enjoying an action-packed week. They are taking in several WW1 sites, as well as seeing many of the sights of Paris.

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