Assessment is a central part of everyday learning and teaching and the Scottish Government has introduced the National Improvement Framework to provide better information about how children and young people are progressing and how well they are supported by schools, councils and the Scottish Government.
In school, pupils have access to Glow - a digital environment for learning that is available across Scotland. Glow is funded by the Scottish Government and gives pupils access to a purpose built digital learning solution which supports the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence. Pupils can access Glow at home or in school. At Bishopbriggs Academy pupils use Glow for email and access to Office365 and to access online resources uploaded by their teachers in a safe and secure environment.
The SQA has produced a quick and easy guide to supportive practices for National Literacy Units, which can be accessed at www.sqa.org.uk/literacysupport. This guide may be helpful to learners, parents, carers and others interested in support for the National Literacy Units.
The information leaflets for parents/carers and young people listed below are available on the National Parent Forum of Scotlandwebsite. These resources have been compiled with the support of the Scottish Government and are very informative. Feedback from parents and teachers has been extremely positive. They include guides to National and Higher qualifications, assessment information and revision guides which supplement learning and revision in class.
Scholar consists of online learning materials designed for the SQA syllabus for a number of subjects at Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 levels. Materials include text and graphics, simulations and online tests and can be accessed online at home or at school. Pupils can also monitor their own progress and teachers are able to set pupils’ work and track how they are doing – allowing SCHOLAR to support the whole learning process.
An online tutoring service and live homeworksessions are now also available.
In June 2013, Bishopbriggs Academy was visited by journalists from the International Heral Tribune, an American newspaper which is published all over the world. They were visiting the school to compare the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence with planned changes to the curriculum in England. Read the article here.