Please view this information from South Ayrshire Council to parents regarding current advice on the Coronavirus. For your information, below is SQA’s latest statement on the Coronavirus and the impact on the 2020 examination timetable. In school, we continue to remind young people of the handwashing advice from NHS Scotland and are encouraging all students to ensure they have working access to GLOW and Show My Homework.
SQA Statement on the Coronavirus and impact on the National Qualifications 2020 Examinations Timetable – Thursday 12 March 2020
We know that learners, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of the Coronavirus on the National Qualifications 2020 Examinations Timetable. The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is continuing to monitor the situation, in close contact with the Scottish Government and other regulators and awarding bodies across the UK.
At present there is no change to the published National Qualifications examination timetable. Our advice therefore is to continue to prepare as normal. All current deadlines for coursework and other assessments remain in place and the exam timetable is currently scheduled to run from 27 April until 4 June 2020.
Schools and colleges should be gathering any alternative evidence on candidate performance as they would do in the normal way, and as per our guidance every year, to support any consideration of exceptional circumstances. This evidence should inform estimated grades, again as it should every year.
We fully recognise that this is an evolving situation and, as you would expect, we are working through a range of scenarios. Our overriding priority, drawing on the latest guidance, is to deliver a safe and secure examination timetable with minimal disruption, which is fair to learners.
Markers and invigilators play a critical role in the delivery of our qualifications. We are reviewing our marking and invigilation processes and will issue further communication to schools and colleges shortly.
We are also strongly encouraging all candidates to sign up to MySQA, our online and text service, as a direct way to receive their results.
We will continue to review the latest evidence and will communicate further updates as necessary.
Here is a link to our message, which is also now on the website - https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93499.html
Marr Musical Theatre presents ‘Grease’ – and opening night is less than a week away!
Starring a host of S1 to S6 singing, dancing and acting talent, don’t miss this story of teen romance with the best songs from the 1978 movie.
‘Greased Lightning’, ‘Sandy’, 'Hopelessly Devoted to You’, ‘We Go Together’ and ‘You’re the One that I Want’ will take you back to those heady high school days.
There will be a live band, under the Musical Direction of Miss Kirsty Walker, with choreography devised by the company and our amazing dance troupe.
There will be a Tuck Shop – and interval refreshments to purchase on the evening to raise funds for future productions.
Two recent letters have been uploaded to the letters page for parent perusal. They are in relation to the permanent appointment of our new Head Teacher, Mr G Docherty, and a summary of the recent Self-Improvement Visit undertaken by South Ayrshire Education colleagues.
The Parent Calendar on the right hand side of this newsdesk has been updated to reflect the current session. The calendar on the homepage has also been updated and will continue to be updated with events throughout the year.
The information contained in both calendars is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Marr College and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and as accurate as we possibly can, some content may be subject to change from time to time. It may also be necessary to add additional dates and information as the school year progresses. This will happen on the school website and our official twitter account @marrcolofficial
We are right bang in the middle week of our summer break. Our senior pupils thoughts may be drifting towards the results day on 7th August and we will be thinking of them all as they open that text message/letter. I'm sure our junior pupils are enjoying the long hot days of this fantastic summer, perhaps reading a book during the days on the beach?
Please click on the image below to view our Marr Matters newsletter that was issued during the final week of term and includes a farewell letter from Mrs E McGregor-Sloman, who retired at the end of June.
Letters have been issued to pupils who have met the criteria, staff are advertising their activities, pupil choices can now be made!!
Application Forms are now available for Clothing Grants, Free School Meals and Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) from the school office. They are also available in County Buildings, local Customer Service Centres, local libraries and are also available to download from the Council website at http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/free-school-meals.aspx
Click here to see our term dates. Full details of opening and closing times will be published in this blog.
Click on the image below to view the parent calendar for 2019-2020. (pdf) (updated Aug 2019)
Events are subject to change and full details wil be posted on the newsdesk.