There is a Senior Phase Options Information Evening (for students currently in S4 and S5) taking place on Thursday 8th of March at 6:30pm in the school.
As you will be aware this is a crucial stage in the learning journey. Most students will stay on at school for S5 and S6 and we are continually developing our curriculum to ensure that we meet the needs and interests of all of our young people.
This evening will give students and parents the opportunity to learn more about and the various progression pathways open to our young people, and help them gain valuable insight into the options process. Moreover, there will be the opportunity to speak with Heads of Faculty and Heads of House (Student Support teachers) about any specific learning journey issues.
The focus of the evening is to ensure that the young people, parents and carers receive the best possible advice regarding options choices (courses/levels) for the next academic year.
The Option Booklet is available by clicking here
Detailed course descriptors are available by clicking here
Alternatively, a ‘hard copy’ of these will be available on request from the school office.
We look forward to seeing you on the 8th.
The St Kentigern's Academy Christmas Newsletter has been issued to our students and wider school community.
Please click here to view the Christmas Newsletter in PDF file format.
A great result for St Kentigern’s Academy Blackburn following a glowing report from Education Scotland Inspectors.
The report on our recent Education Scotland Inspection was published at the end of August and we received praise across the board from Education Scotland, with staff commitment to ensuring students from all backgrounds were fully included in all areas of school life noted as a particular strength.
We are delighted that the hard work and commitment of staff and students has been recognised and, also, the positive impact the whole community has on the success of our students, whatever their backgrounds. We would also like to thank parents and staff for their continued support of the school, as we have no doubt that this report could not have been achieved without everyone’s ongoing help and co-operation.
To see the letter issued by the school post inspection click here. To access the report from Education Scotland click here.
Congratulations to all our Senior Phase students on achieving the best Higher Exam results ever, with 70% of our S5 students achieving 1 or more level 6 qualifications, 43% achieving 3 or more level 6, and 25% achieving 5 or more. That means 52 students achieving 5 Level 6 qualifications.
Add into this very strong S4 and S6 results and it clearly a very strong showing in this year’s exams. More information is available on the West Lothian Courier site at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/west-lothian-students-achieve-record-10951966
Executive councillor for education, David Dodds said: “It’s fantastic to see exam results continuing to improve in West Lothian, with our best ever set of exam results again this year. Progress is also being made to help our lowest performing pupils achieve more than ever before as well.”
Link to the report: https://education.gov.scot/inspection-reports/west-lothian/5509939
Our School Improvement Plans for school year 2017-2018 have been issued. To download/view, please click on the links below:
St Kentigern's Academy has launched our Show My Homework portal. Show My Homework allows both parents and students to login to view homework assignments. Link to the website is: https://stkentigerns.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/homeworks/calendar