Broughton High School News & Events

S6 University Applicants

If you have received all your offers please can we remind you to accept and decline the offers. If you need help please see your Guidance teacher.

S4 / S5 KICKSTART PROGRAMME

The Kickstart Summer School is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). For pupils from Broughton, Leith and Drummond a private donor has funded spaces for Kickstart. The other places are funded by the local authorities. It is FREE for pupils to attend. The selection of pupil includes a focus upon widening participation criteria. Kickstart is an opportunity for students to attend university for one week, taking part in a number of subject workshops within Science, Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences. All students also attend university skills sessions designed to help them prepare for their Highers / Advanced Highers, and their move into Higher Education.If you would like to apply for this programme, please see Miss Mitchelhill.

S2 / S3 pupils – those thinking of becoming a Doctor

In collaboration with a group of medical students and doctors, Edinburgh University are running an event on Monday 8th May called “You Can Be a Doctor!”This is for S2/S3 pupils and their parents who are thinking about pursuing a career in medicine. They will hear from a practicing doctor, current medical students and a member of the team to find out more about the medical profession and what they will need to be focussing on for the next few years. They can sign up here: https://ycbads2s3.eventbrite.co.uk

S5 and S6 pupils – College / University funding

If you are planning to start an HNC, HND or degree course in August you must apply for funding from SAAS. Please collect a booklet from the Guidance base.

S5 pupils – thinking of applying to do medicine?

‘Science Insights’ in an exciting work experience programme from the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Forty current S5 secondary school pupils will spend five days (Monday 24th – Friday 29th July) following a varied programme of activities on four different University of Edinburgh campuses, gaining a real insight into research and work in biological sciences, medicine and veterinary medicine. Applications close on Monday 24th April!
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Farewell to S6 Students

On Friday 28th April we bid farewell to our wonderful S6 students. Although they will be back in Broughton for their SQA exams during May they will have reached the end of their school career. Friday will give them an opportunity to say goodbye to each other and to their teachers.

We are holding a fairly informal leavers’ assembly on Friday morning, to share some reflections, some laughs and some memories of the past six years. No doubt most of the S6 will arrive dressed very differently to the way they normally come to school. After the assembly they will move on to other activities in other locations and it is likely that some will be partying well into the wee small hours of Saturday morning.

I would very much like the students to leave us with good positive memories of them. They have collectively been a very responsible year group with a real sense of community and social awareness. It would be a great pity if any individuals spoiled it by doing anything irresponsible on their last day. Unfortunately a very unwelcome American custom of ‘muck up day’ has become a fad in Scottish schools. Antics can actually be quite harmful and destructive. Follow-up action at Broughton would be serious and may involve other agencies if conduct is unacceptable.

I and the staff at Broughton have a sense of humour, but I would emphasise that leavers’ day entertainment must not be gained at the expense of any individuals or groups of people at Broughton HS.

Here’s to the bright (and safe) future of our S6!

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Pupil Bulletin - 25 April 2017

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31 Mar 2017
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04 May 2017
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Upcoming Events

31 Mar 2017
Last day of term
01 Apr 2017
Easter Break
18 Apr 2017
New Term starts
01 May 2017
May Day Holiday - school closed
02 May 2017
SQA Exams
04 May 2017
In Service Day - School Closed