Issue Number 04 | November 2019
Our S3 Youth Achievement class visited Dumfries
House in October to attend a team building activity
day. They had great fun on the climbing wall bravely
climbing to lofty heights. This was followed by team
building activities in the games hall and then an
obstacle course! A great day was had by all – well
done to everyone that took part.
All senior students know the deadlines required when applying through UCAS and how
to access the UCAS hub. All relevant information has been uploaded to the school
website so students can keep track of deadlines. Good luck to all applicants.
YASS courses are Open University courses designed to bridge the gap from school to
university. The courses are distance online learning that students will undertake on their own.
Each module offered through YASS is Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level
7, equivalent to first year university level.
We were delighted that last year Marr had 16 students achieve a pass with outstanding results in
Contemporary Law in Scotland, Galaxies Stars and Planets and Molecules and Medicine. This
year we have an even higher number of 20 students taking part who are currently studying a
variety of different courses, including:
Law making in Scotland
Fundamentals of Accounting
Molecules & Medicine Galaxies, stars & planets Law making in Scotland
S6 Study Tips Extravaganza
Written by Anya Joyner, S6
“While studying for my exams last year,
I found that working in a quiet place
with really helped me. I made
flashcards and notes, did lots of past
paper questions and went to supported
study in order to prepare for my exams.
The best advice I have is to be harsh
while marking any practice questions,
spread out your studying so you don’t
have to cram, and get lots of sleep the
“The most important thing to do is make
a study timetable and stick to it. I also
found the How to Pass books really
recommend watching DLB Maths on
YouTube if you’re doing Higher Maths.
Making flashcards and mind maps also
helped me a lot while studying for
subjects where you need to memorise
or visualise things.”
Lewis Donnan, 6W
Gilly Broadfoot, 6D