Support

Key Skills Support

National 3 / 4 / 5

All pupils will receive homework at appropriate places in the course. This, along with class assessment tasks, allows them to track how well they understand the course material. They will also be issued with learning outcomes and topic summaries when appropriate. Departmental resources are made available on Edmodo and group passwords are issued by individual teachers.

Higher

All pupils will receive homework at appropriate places in the course. Each topic also has homework which pupils do and self-check. They will also be issued with revision booklets when appropriate. SQA past papers are available to download from the SQA website. Individual passwords for the scholar websites are issued. Departmental resources are made available on Edmodo and group passwords are issued by individual teachers.

Advanced Higher

All pupils will receive homework at appropriate places in the course. They will also be issued with revision materials when appropriate. SQA past papers are available to download from the SQA website. Each pupil is issued with an individual password for the Scholar website to allow extra notes to be completed. Departmental resources are made available on Edmodo and group passwords are issued by individual teachers.

Hints and Tips for Helping with Homework and Exam Preparation

All pupils are expected to finish off any exercises that are incomplete at the end of a lesson. Any difficulties that are experienced should be raised with the class teacher at the start of the next lesson.

Pupils will be issued with a variety of homework tasks with sufficient time given for completion. Letters will be issued to inform parents/carers of non-completion of homework. If a pupil experiences any difficulties they should ask their teacher for help during the next lesson, or attend the study support classes available.

Departmental Study Support Activities

Study support is available Tuesday – Thursday lunchtimes in room 506/7. This is for all levels and year groups.