A NUMBER of Caithness pupils are among those who have excelled in the exam results which were announced on Tuesday morning.Seven pupils from Wick High School achieved five As in their SQA Higher exams this year – Sara Malik, David Teixeira, Archie Budge, Kirstin Ganson, Sarah Harper, Cate McGowan and Maja Pearson.Reatha Brunjes and Kerry Plowman were the first pupils at Wick High to achieve foundation apprenticeships in social services, children and young people, through a partnership with North Highland College UHI.Seventeen-year-old Maja Pearson, who gained her A passes in chemistry, English, human biology, mathematics and physics, said: "We were all so delighted with our results. We all signed up for the text message which came just after eight o'clock this morning."Saying that it had been an anxious wait, Maja, who plans to study to be an actuary when she leaves school after sixth year, said: "I am quite delighted that all my hard work paid off."Wick head teacher Dr Fiona … [Read more...] about Caithness pupils celebrate exam success
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Election candidate Deirdre Clune recently visited a school where pupils are taught to elect a council. The Cork MEP says she’s learned a lot about politics in recent years too, writes Catherine Shanahan.With Rosalia Long’s Zumba moves triggering positive feelings left, right, and centre, Beaumont Girls National School was as good a place as any to re-energise for the final week of Euro Elections campaigning. Deirdre Clune, an Ursuline’s girl herself, was giving it welly, harnessing the momentum generated by all those rushing endorphins, as the schoolkids busted out the best of Latin-based dance moves to teacher Rosalia’s instruction.Deirdre was really there to honour pupils for unbroken attendance, with plenty of fortuitous photo ops, and her on-the-ball campaign manager Laura McGonigle was quick to point out that the school kids are not the only ones with excellent attendance records.“Deirdre has close to full attendance at the European Parliament,” … [Read more...] about Clune happy to learn at European parliament
Teachers are warning of a mental health crisis among school pupils because of pressure of testing and exams. Leigh Seedhouse, Oxfordshire secretary of the National Education Union spoke out after warnings by Childline of soaring numbers of calls over unmanageable test stress. “Daily I see the damage the “exam-factory” system is having on students,” said Ms Seedhouse. “I am currently preparing students for GCSE maths. Just yesterday, one of my students had a panic attack during my lesson and broke down in tears.”Childline delivered 2,795 counselling sessions on exam stress in 2018/19 - with a third taking place in April and May, the main exam months.Of that total figure 497 counselling sessions were delivered by Childline’s London base to young people contacting them from across the UK.Stressed youngsters were stressed about t about disappointing their parents, trying their best and still failing, having excessive workloads and feeling … [Read more...] about Oxfordshire pupils’ mental health suffers with exam stress
South Scotland By Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website 19 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-48185714 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel At first glance, it looks like a giant crown … [Read more...] about Does a ‘stunning school’ help learning?
Primary one pupils in Perth and Kinross will attend school for full days as soon as they start from August. Previously, primary ones started with half days for the first couple of weeks. But, in a shake-up that brings the council in line with about two-thirds of other Scottish authorities, this will no longer be the case. Meigle mum, Sine Stirling, whose four-year-old son Liam, is due to start after the summer said: “It’s quite a shock because he has been used to half days at nursery and then he will have been off all summer. He will be absolutely exhausted. “I’ve heard that they are tired when they start school anyway.” She added, laughing: “But the first week is only three days - and then he will be sleeping all weekend.” And, like many other P1s, it will be Liam’s first time having lunch in school with no gradual build up. Sine said: “It will be hard but he’s really excited about it and has his induction days … [Read more...] about Perthshire primary one pupils to do full days from start of term