NESCOL Preparation for Higher Courses

There are a number of short courses on offer at NESCOL to assist students in preparing for end of year exams in Higher Sciences and Maths.

Over seven evening sessions in the weeks leading up to the final exam, learners will work in small groups with other candidates to practise exam-style questions. Coaching during the class will help them improve the way they approach a range of questions. They will also cover aspects of the curriculum that have been identified as poorly answered in previous exams.

Further details of all courses may be found on the links below.

Preparation for Higher Biology – commencing 14 March – Biology – North East Scotland College (

Preparation for Higher Chemistry – commencing 3 March – Chemistry – North East Scotland College (

Preparation for Higher Maths –  commencing 9 March – Maths – North East Scotland College (

Preparation for Higher Physics – commencing 15 March – Physics – North East Scotland College (

Preparation for Higher Computing Science – commencing 30 March – Computing Science – North East Scotland College (

NESCOL/Shell Schools Technology Challenge

This week the S2 pupils have taken part in the NESCOL/Shell Energy competition in which they had to problem solve their way through a series of tasks in Science. The winners of each class then went into a play off at the end of the week to represent Dyce Academy in the City Finals. Well done to all the pupils as the standard this year was extremely high and a big congratulations to those who made it through to the Finals!

SDS Webinar for Parents and Carers

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is delivering a nationwide webinar to parents and carers on ‘How to have meaningful career conversations with your young person’.  The webinar is on Thursday 27 January at 6.30pm.

Parents and carers can hear from SDS careers advisers about the value and benefits of having career conversations and get some practical hints and tips on how to approach these.  There will also be opportunities for parents and carers to ask questions during the session.

The session is from 6.30pm until 7.15pm. The Eventbrite link to register can be found here: