Our Preliminary Exams will run from 12-28 January 2022. You can download the exam timetable, and our supported study schedule, below.
Our supported study offering from now till the Christmas holidays has now been finalised.
The SQA has released information for parents on how National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses will be assessed in 2021-22. Read the guidance here.
Message for students
Hundreds of people each year take on the railway and lose. The railway’s full of hidden dangers. If you’re not hit by an unexpected train you’ll be hit by the lethal current in rails and power lines.
Stepping onto the track at any time or in any circumstance is dangerous. 25,000 volts of electricity can jump from overhead cables, the electrified third rail looks just like an ordinary rail, and modern trains can almost silently reach speeds of 125mph. If you are drunk at a railway station or near the tracks, you're heightening the risk that you will end up unintentionally taking on the railway.
You will be killed or left with catastrophic, life-changing injuries. And your friends and family will be left with the brutal consequences. Everyone loses when you underestimate this opponent. Everyone loses when you step on the track.
Message for parents
As lockdown eases and the school holidays approach, we’re expecting trespassing to increase.
If children and young people are drunk at a railway station or near the tracks, they’re heightening the risk that they will end up unintentionally getting injured on the railway. For this reason, we are urging parents to check in with their children as the summer holiday approach.
Do your teens know the devastating consequences of stepping on the tracks? Make sure your teens know that trespass can have life-changing consequences by showing them the film at https://www.youvstrain.co.uk/
Stepping onto the track at any time or in any circumstance is dangerous. 25,000 volts of electricity can jump from overhead cables, the electrified third rail looks just like an ordinary rail, and modern trains can almost silently reach speeds of 125mph.
Last night we hosted an information evening for our incoming S1s. This is particularly important this year as we can't have a transition week. The attached document gives all the details outlined at the event.
Application forms for Education Maintenance Allowance for school session 2021/22 are now available on-line. The link below provides access to guidance, criteria and application form
If unable to access, please call 01292 616248/612237
Callum Lapham (1R) and Thomas Purdie (2Y) participated in the virtual climate festival yesterday alongside other SAC secondary schools, the Provost, Douglas Hutchison and many guest speakers.
The boys presentation was fantastic and they received some excellent feedback which we wanted to share.
Douglas Hutchison really liked our whole school approach about how we are becoming a more sustainable school with our reusable facemasks and water bottles. He also liked how we want to speak to architects to plant more trees/plants and how it is a great opportunity to shape our new build school and reduce emissions.
The Provost said she really liked how we were the only school to identify and brand ourselves as becoming sustainable (very novel of us) and that we have ambitious plans but to continue thinking big.
The boys are very proud of themselves with huge smiles behind their masks in the photo!
Our updated schedule for supported study is attached
Last week we hosted a parental information evening to explain this year's SQA certification model. You can view the PowerPoint from that session below.
A very warm welcome to our website. Carrick Academy is one of eight secondary schools within South Ayrshire which is located in south west Scotland.