Maths Department

Exam Dates

Advanced Higher – Thursday, 3 May 2018 – 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Higher – Thursday, 3 May 2018.  Paper One (non-calculator) – 9.00 am – 10.10 am.  Paper 2 – 10.30 am – 12.00 pm

National 5 – Friday, 4 May 2018.  Paper One (non-calculator) – 9.00 am – 10.15 am.  Paper 2 – 10.35 am – 12.25 pm


Pupils are welcome to come to the Department for support/revision in preparation for their Exam.  There will always be a member of staff available for pupils to speak to if they have any concerns.

Pupils / road safety

Please see below a message from a member of the public yesterday (Thursday 26 April).

Unfortunately we don’t have details of who the specific pupils were but we please ask that parents remind pupils about  safety and responsible conduct when out and about.  Equally if anyone is able to identify who was involved in this, please contact the school.  It is a real concern that pupils are potentially putting themselves and others at risk of a serious accident.  Thank you for your support.

Comment: At 13.45 today 26/04/2018, I was driving past the local spar shop in Tradespark. A group of Academy students were crossing the road in a continuous stream regardless of traffic or roadworks. A cyclist, who was completely in the right, had to swerve to avoid them and they kept on crossing the road. The cylist came off his bike and slammed into the roadwork sign. I stopped the car, put on my emergency lights and went to help him. The most disconcerting action was of the group of girls who just laughed! Only one lad who wasn’t involved asked the cyclist if her was ok. This could have been so much worse if I had been just seconds before him. I would in all likelihood have hit one of the students. Please would you ensure your students are aware of crossing the road like that in future.

Time: April 26, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Eden Court CREATIVE | Ambassadors recruitment for 2108-19 is open!

Eden Court Creative recruitment

The work experience Ambassadors have access to is invaluable for future learning.

Students do not need to be a dancers, singers or actors to be an ambassador but they must have a strong interest in the arts as a whole.  They may have a desire to be an Events organizer or assist in prop making for an under 5’s show.  There are many opportunities available.

Please click below for an application form.

Ambassadors Application Form 2018-19










Inverness College UHI Open Evening

Inverness College UHI are having an Open Evening on Thursday 10th of May (5pm-7pm), which will be one of the most important opportunities available, in the lead up to summer, for those looking to apply for courses for 2018/19. For pupils who are still considering options, there are still some spaces on our Further Education programmes as well as our Higher Education courses.

Open evenings are a great informal way to meet lecturers and managers from our subject departments and also take a tour of the main campus building. For young people and parents, they are a very good opportunity to familiarise themselves with the college environment and get a sense of what it would be like to be a student here.

The Schools team and our colleagues will also be on hand to advise pupils about Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships however it’s also not unusual for Schools programme applicants to visit with parents to see the college and ask questions prior to starting their courses and we will, of course, be happy to assist.

IC Open Evening

SQA Exams

The exam diet starts on Monday 30 April 2018. Full details of the exam dates/times are available on the SQA website (

Pupils received their personalised exam timetable last week at registration with exam dates/times/accommodation/seat numbers. If anyone is unsure about their SQA presentations or exam arrangements they should speak to Mrs Stewart as soon as possible.

The period of Study Leave, as agreed by Highland Council, runs from 30 April-1 June (inclusive). As in previous years, pupils are welcome to access school facilities during Study Leave for support/private study. Pupils are reminded that they must sign in/out at reception if they are in school for study. M6 will be the main study room available. Full dress code is expected for both study and for exams.

Pupils and parents can access a range of SQA support information on the SQA and school websites. Pupils have been issued with booklets ‘Your Course-work’ and ‘Your Exams’ which provide useful advice and exam protocols, for example -mobile phones, punctuality for exams and conduct in the exam room. Electronic copies of these booklets can be found on the school website.

This session our Activities Day is the 24th May during study leave. If any senior pupil wishes to take part they should see Ms Urquhart as soon as possible.

What i’m really thinking….

The young people working on this project want any adults thinking of coming on Tuesday evening to know that all the workshops are drop ins, so they can come for the whole event or just pop in for one or two workshops! There is a great selection from “helping your teenager with anxiety” to “the internet and substance misuse”, “what is NORMAL teenage behaviour?” to “Wellbeing and the Outdoors”, “sexual health and the internet” to “mindful calming techniques and how our brains work!”. In addition there is a lot of funny drama skits, information, teen truths and refreshments…so don’t miss out on this great evening of Nairn teens “What I’m really thinking…”

What i'm really thinking

Update to parents (23 April 2018)

Nairn Academy update – Monday 23 April 2018

Following a letter to parents last Friday 20 April 2018, regarding concerns after moss cleaning works on the school roof, access has been resumed to all areas of the school today (Monday 23 April).

This follows reassurance air testing; swab sampling of surfaces; and environmental cleaning which were carried out last week – results of which confirmed that there was negligible risk to pupils and staff.

The chrysotile (white asbestos) that was found originated from small fragments of roof ceiling paint coating that had fallen and settled on surfaces, samples from dust were found not to contain asbestos. All affected surfaces were environmentally cleaned.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed and has advised today that the incident is not reportable under RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 due to the negligible risk present to health and safety.