Alford Academy Standards and Quality
Report (SQUIP) for session 2012-2013 has now been published on the
S2 into S3 Subject Choice Booklet
An electronic version
of the S2 into S3 subject choice booklet is now available on the
Senior Phase Course Choice Booklet
An electronic version of the
2014-1015 Senior Phase Course Choice booklet is now available on the
schools website. This contains advice on all aspects of the
course choice process as well as detailed information on the courses
Copies of the choice request form can be found here.
New Qualifications - New Opportunities
The SQA have produced two guides to
the new National Qualifications, one aimed at
learners and one aimed at
parents and carers. Copies can be obtained by following
the above links.
Course Choice Evening Invitation Letter
A Copy of the invitation to the parents
of S4 5 and 6 pupils which was issued last week via school bag mail
is now available on the school website.
Term Dates for 2014-15
The Aberdeenshire document showing
the pattern of term dates has been uploaded to the school website
for your reference. Please note that occasional days have not
yet been set.
Dress Code Order Forms
Dress Code Order Forms are now
available to download from the school website, and can be accessed
via this link
S2 into S3 Subject Choice Booklet
This booklet is
available to you from January 2014, to assist you in the completion
of the ‘S2
into S3 Subject Choice’ consultation process.
It will be updated in early March 2014,
to provide you with the information you require to
assist with completion of the final S2
into S3 Subject Choice forms from 6 March 2014, in
preparation for session 2014-15.
New Resources from NPFS
National Parents Forum for Scotland
have published two new resources. The first is part of the
nationals in a nutshell series and covers
Assessment in National Qualifications.
The second is
Pointers for Parents and Pupils - Resources for learning and
revising for National Qualifications.
We are expecting paper copies of both to be made available to
parents of S3 and S4 pupils in the near future.
Use of Standardised Assessments in Aberdeenshire Schools
Aberdeenshire have produced a guide
on the use of standardised assessments in schools. Alford use
the MidYIS assessments which are administered in S1.
Alford Academy Handbook 2013
Copies of the handbook are available
to download from the school website using
The handbook is designed to inform
parents of life at Alford Academy.
Alford Academy - A Game on Scotland Commonwealth School
Alford Academy is delighted to announce that we have officially been
recognised as a Game on Scotland Commonwealth School and can now be
found “on the map” via the link.
In doing this, we have also become the first Secondary school in
Aberdeenshire to sign up! Furthermore we are delighted as well
that our partners at
Bogra Zilla Boys
are now the first school in the whole of Bangladesh to have signed
up to the challenge!
Private Fostering - Be Safe, Be Sure
The Scottish Government are currently
raising awareness of Private Fostering through their 'Be Safe, Be
Sure' campaign. More information on this can be
found on their
Parent Council Kilt Hire Discount
Alford Academy parent council have
negotiated a discounted rate for kilt hire at McCalls in Aberdeen.
More details can be found on the school blog.
PASS Evening Resources
The revision booklet highlighted during the recent Parental Study
Support Evening is now available to download from the schools
website. This is available in two forms.
is for viewing online, while
is for printing as a booklet.
CfE Briefing for Parents - Information Leaflet
Education Scotland have produced a
leaflet entitled, 'Broad General Education in the Secondary School –
A Guide for Parents and Carers' that has frequently-asked questions
about the period of the broad general education including what
children learn and how their learning is assessed, understanding
their progress and making choices for qualifications.
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