On Thursday ‘Scotland’ Nook High School went to the polls to decide whether Scotland should be an independent country and just as in the real referendum vote north of the border there were queues out of the door as voters rushed to have their say. Election officer Aleena Ashraf (year 11) did remarkably well to cope with the influx of young democracy loving democrats eagerly waiting for their ballot papers.
The process of learning about Scottish Independence was started when all students in the school had sessions on the issues involved during PSHCE lessons in the first week of term. Then a group of dedicated year 10 GCSE Citizenship students put on assemblies all week for every year group in the school. The culmination of the process occurred on Thursday as hundreds of students turned out to vote to have their say on an important issue which affects the whole of The United Kingdom.
And the result?
The school would like to congratulate the leavers of 2014 who have achieved an excellent set of exam results. This year 64% of students achieved 5+ A*C grades including English and Maths.
ICT results have now arrived in school and the updated results statements are now available to collect from school reception.
This is an opportunity for you to gather information to support your child’s learning. Parental involvement in education has been found to have a significant effect on educational achievement, and therefore your attendance at this event is very important.
There will be representatives from each department who will be available to chat with you and give you advice about revision techniques and exam preparation for their subjects. There will also be representation from New College and the Careers service.
This is an important event, and we very much hope that you are able to attend. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact school.
C Crowther V O’Connor
Head of Year 11 Head of Year 10