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Post-results Service: What happens at St John’s RC Academy

Parents, carers and SQA candidates have been made aware of the changes to the SQA appeals system over the course of the past two years. In short, the old appeals system has changed to a ‘results service’.  This service is very different from what was previously in place.  For clarity, the school’s policy is outlined here. This policy reflects the guidance offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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2014/15 Performance Data Published

In order to help raise attainment and support school improvement, information is gathered annually on the attainment and destinations of school leavers across Scotland.

The information presented here is designed to give parents a view of how schools are meeting the challenges facing Scottish education today:

  • equipping children and young people with the skills, experience and attitudes needed in the 21st century,
  • raising attainment for all, and
  • ensuring every child has the same opportunity to succeed.

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Curriculum Update

St John’s RC Academy (along with every school in Scotland) is undergoing a time of major curriculum improvement.  These improvements are needed so that we can enable every child and young person to be ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Read more

Curriculum for Excellence

At St John’s RC Academy we are developing and improving our curriculum continuously. Many of our most recent improvements have been developed in line with Scotland’s national curriculum called ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ (CfE). Read more

What is Curriculum for Excellence?

Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) represents a different approach to learning in schools and in the way education is delivered in nursery, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, the workplace and the community. Read more

How is CfE changing St John’s RC Academy?

We have been developing plans to ensure that the transition to new qualifications is smooth. We have been discussing our ideas and draft plans with staff, pupils and the parents’ council; we have held special presentations for parents (click here to view the latest presentation); Read more

Why are qualifications changing?

The fresh approach to learning under Curriculum for Excellence requires new assessment methods and qualifications. The case for change is set out by Education Scotland – click here. Read more