Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you have had a lovely week.
Thank you to all our junior pupils’ parents for encouraging them to sign up to our activities week so promptly. We hope to release confirmed trip details next week.
For today’s update, we’re simply including some key reminders from Mr Ewing about national exams, results day and revision.
Miss Claire Meakin
SQA Exam Update
We are now at the end of the second week of the SQA exams with Maths being the biggest day so far. The information below is a reminder to parents of the protocol should your child be too unwell to sit their exams and an overview of the appeals process
The Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service (EECCS) supports learners who are either:
There is no charge for this service.
Only schools, may submit requests. they have experienced a valid exam exceptional circumstance
If your child is not able to attend an exam, they should contact Mr Ewing firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible on the day of the exam
If on results day a pupil feels their result is lower than expected, they may be able to appeal that result.
Appeals can be prioritised if pupils have a conditional place at university or college. There is no charge for appeals.
Eligibility criteria for Appeals 2022 are in place to support fairness and to ensure that learners are accessing the service on an equitable basis. Therefore, the following criteria must be met:
The deadlines for submitting all other appeals are:
Further details on Exceptional Circumstances and Appeals can be found here:
Support services for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher learners (sqa.org.uk)
The Exam timetable, study support and results day resources can be found here. Pupils were issued with personalised timetable in school earlier this week.
Exam timetable and learner apps - SQA
This year's results day is Tuesday 9th August. Pupils can sign up to get their results by text and details are in the Your Exams link below
Your Exams 2022 (sqa.org.uk)
There will be a series of immersion events during study leave across the school to support pupils in the days leading up to their exams. The immersion timetable has been sent to pupils and is also on the KGS website
Studying in school during exam leave
When a pupil has finished an exam, they should leave school. S1 to S3 pupils are still working in classes so it is important that disruption is kept to a minimum.
We have had quite a few pupils studying in school and pupils are very welcome to do so but can all pupils please:
Pupils not studying will be asked to go home.