Useful Weblinks

My World of Work

My World of Work is Scotland’s careers information and advice web service developed by Skills Development Scotland. At school (and through to retirement) this site can help you widen your careers choices, given your particular skills and strengths, with up to date information, advice and tools. Pupils register on this site at school and during PSE classes in S3 first begin to put together their Linked-In profile.

Hi-Hope

Hi-hope is an online resource listing what’s out there for young people leaving school in the Highlands. It is aimed at the 14+ to 24 age group. This is a useful and easy to use site to find out more about education, training, jobs and work placement opportunities. To log in use:

  • Username: culloden
  • Password: workexp1

Planit

Planit is produced by Gateway Shared Services, a not-for-profit organisation managed by a consortium of Scottish local authorities. The site includes:

  1. Excellent course summaries of National 4, National 5 and Higher courses; what’s included, reasons to study that subject, follow on options and where it could lead. Strongly recommended reading for making those course choices in S3 and S4.
  2. Links subjects to career options. You can use the “Careerometer” to identify careers to match your interests (sign-up needed). You can also explore information on different industries, specific jobs and what kinds of courses and apprenticeships are available to help you get into a career.

BBC Bitesize

BBC bitesize offers concise and easy to access course fact summaries and self-testing options for most subjects at National 4, National 5 and Higher level.

National Parent Forum Scotland

Click on the ‘parent’ tab on the National Parent Forum Scotland site for a whole range of useful ‘nutshell’ guides on curriculum, courses and much more. Basically most topics linked to education are covered.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland was set up to give Parent Councils and Parents an opportunity to discuss and raise educational issues of mutual interest or concerns at a national level. The Forum works in partnership with national and local government and other organisations involved in education and well being issues to represent parents in pursuit of our aim to help every pupil maximise his/her potential.

SQA Past Papers

Source of past papers for any subject at all exam levels. SQA exam timetables can also be found from their site.

How Good Is Our School?

How Good is our School 4th Edition (HGIOS4) is the government framework for school self evaluation and improvement, and forms the basis of school inspections. Reading this document makes clear the various links with parents that schools are expected to make.