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Eastwood High School
Capelrig Road, G77 6NQ, UK Newton Mearns
+44 (0)141-577 2200


  Eastwood High School values high academic standards and one of our key functions as a school is to ensure that everyone within the school community achieves their full potential. Statistical tables detailing pupil examination performance can be found in the school handbook. Eastwood High School pupils continue to perform well above the national average at both Standard Grade and National Qualifications in the upper school (Advanced Higher, Higher and Intermediate levels). In addition to being encouraged to achieve the highest standards in academic studies Eastwood High School pupils have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities encompassing sports, clubs and recreational activities. At Eastwood, we believe that these activities make a most valuable contribution to a child’s education.


At Eastwood High School we have high expectations of all our pupils and are committed to further raise standards. We will work diligently to ensure that pupils’ time at Eastwood is characterised by success, achievement and happiness.

Eastwood High School aims to support young people in all aspects of their education and to encourage them to develop their full potential in learning. Learning takes place most effectively in a spirit of community and good discipline. Good behaviour in the classroom and playground is an integral part of this. As they progress pupils are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions. Minor breaches of discipline may result in verbal warnings, written exercises, lunchtime or after school detention. More serious breaches would involve a formal punishment exercise. Such sanctions require acknowledgement by the parents and a written exercise by the pupil. This ensures that you are informed if misbehaviour is causing serious concern. If punishment exercises fail to be effective then pupils may be removed from class for a short while to do their normal class work under the supervision of a teacher. Again, a letter would inform parents.

Discipline is not a major problem in Eastwood High School and the great majority of our pupils go through their school years without receiving a formal punishment. The Head Teacher has the right to exclude a pupil for a short period if his/her behaviour is extremely disruptive and damaging to the education of others. The ultimate sanction is a long-term exclusion from school. We work in partnership with parents and depend on parental support and cooperation in encouraging good behaviour. Consequently early contact is made with parents whenever problems occur. Early identification and systematic school and parental involvement often prevent minor problems from developing into serious difficulties.


Our aim at Eastwood School is to provide a high quality education based on inclusion and equality.


We will do this by:


  • Providing a range of courses appropriate to the needs of all pupils.

  • Striving to raise standards of educational achievement and attainment for every child.

  • Developing teaching and learning strategies to support the needs of all pupils.

  • Supporting all pupils in their learning and development thereby encouraging them to reach their full potential.

  • Developing a sense of citizenship in our pupils and our partnership with parents and the wider community.

  • Ensuring effective use and targeting of resources, including accommodation, finance and staff.

  • Providing effective management and leadership that supports self evaluation planning.

Providing a friendly and positive working environment.


Computer Clubs

S1 Computer Club - Monday lunchtimes

S2 Computer Club - Tuesday Lunchtimes

Music Department

Pipe Band



String Group

S1 Keyboard Club

Guitar Group



Managed by our School Sports Coordinator staff from many departments run clubs

and teams in Hockey, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Badminton, Aerobics, Athletics,

Dance (modem and cultural), Table Tennis, Golf, Rugby and Cricket.

Pupils also have the opportunity to represent the school in Music, Debating

competition and Quizes. 

Our school show this year was ‘Juke Box Journey’. The performance was in

October and was enjoyed by pupils, parents, staff and members of the local


Other after school and lunch time clubs provide opportunity for pupils in Art,

Model Making, Science, Drama, Computing, Internet Use and Scripture Union

Groups of pupils visit theatres, museums and other places of interest. Much use is

made of the school mini bus to assist with travelling.

Part of the last week of the summer term is used for ‘Activities’ where pupils

participate in a wide selection of trips and visits and activities. This ranges from

year group trips to the Magnum and Alton Towers to Chess, Drama and Golf and

Sailing with the Ocean Youth Club.

Foreign visits have been organised in recent years to Germany, France, Austria,

Belgium and Switzerland. Our second Ski visit to the USA took place during the

Easter break.

Parental approval is required for pupils to participate in any activity where there is

considered to be a degree of risk and for all foreign trips


SALT meets one lunchtime each week in the school. Run by senior pupils it is

specifically aimed at first and second year pupils and presents the Christian faith

in active and exciting ways. All first and second year pupils are invited to attend.


The School seeks to allow pupils of all faiths the opportunity to observe key

religious events. An excellent example of this is our Ramadan Focus Group which

was set up to assist Muslim pupils with their observance of Ramadan and the

celebration of Eid.


First Year


            In S1 this session our pupils are formed into seven classes for English, Mathematics, French, Geography, History; smaller classes are formed in Science, Art, Health &Food Technology, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Information Communication Technology, Social Education and Technical Education. All classes contain a broadly similar spread of ability except in Mathematics where classes are set according to level. In both S1 and S2 setting of classes by ability is being introduced in Modern Languages and English.


            A variety of teaching approaches is encouraged including whole-class, group work, paired activities and individual assignments. Some materials set common tasks which lead to different outcomes according to ability. Others have a common body or core of work which all pupils are expected to complete and thereafter proceed, if capable, to more demanding exercises and assignments by way of extension.


             Co-operative teaching occurs mainly in English and Mathematics. This approach allows two teachers to work together in the same classroom thus doubling the amount of individual teaching. This enables more time to be spent helping pupils of all abilities to solve problems. The second teacher may be either a departmental colleague or a Learning Support Specialist. Pupils with major difficulties may be extracted for extra help. A number of senior pupils are attached to particular junior pupils to assist them in English and Mathematics under the guidance of Mrs. Martin.


Second Year


       In February and March S2 pupils are individually interviewed by Pupilk Support Staff and a possible S3 Course is suggested. This follows extensive work in Social Education classes preparing for option choices being made. In February after the S2 Reports have been issued parents and pupils consider the suggested course along with a helpful booklet on Course Choices prepared by school staff. Subject Choices for S3 are confirmed after the S2 Parents` Evening in March. Boys and girls have equal opportunities to choose subjects, and are encouraged to consider a wide range of careers.


Third Year


       Pupils begin their eight courses in S3. These courses last for two years and lead to national examinations and certification at the end of S4. The option choices are designed in line with Learning and Teaching Scotland guidelines to provide a balanced and broad curriculum. In line with all East Renfrewshire schools pupils will be prepared for National Qualifications at Intermediate I and II from August 2005.


Pupils must take:



Geography, History, or Business Management

Biology or Chemistry or Physics


Art and Design or Product Design or Practical Craft Skills or Health and  Food Technology or Music or Drama

Computing Studies or Graphic Communication or Administration


                        Two subjects from the following list:


                        Social and Vocational Skills

                        Art and Design



                        Product Design                              



                        Practical Craft Skills

                         P.E.Studies or school course in P.E.



In addition, all pupils take NC units in Religious Education and school course in Social and Careers Education.



Outdoor Education


       Third Year pupils have the opportunity to spend a residential week at Ardentinny outdoor centre supported by East Renfrewshire Council, experiencing activities including sailing, canoeing, hill walking, orienteering and field studies.

Fourth Year


      Pupils begin their eight courses in S3. These courses last for two years and lead to national examinations and certification at the end of S4. The option choices are designed in line with Learning and Teaching Scotland guidelines to provide a balanced and broad curriculum. In line with all East Renfrewshire schools pupils will be prepared for National Qualifications at Intermediate I and II from August 2005.



Work Experience

 All S4 pupils are placed for a week’s work experience in industry, commerce or with a service agency such as schools or hospitals. This has proven to be popular and beneficial as it gives insight into the industrial world. In some cases it has led to eventual employment or has aroused interest in particular careers not previously considered by pupils. Pupils taking the S Grade Social and Vocational Skills course have an additional period of work experience as part of their course.


Negotiation of Course and Career Support


Fourth Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year


            At the end of S4 pupils must again make choices about their future. In S4 all pupils undertake the Scot Quest programme to identify career interests and pupils are encouraged to make use of the well stocked Careers Library.


            The first choice for pupils who have reached the legal leaving age is whether to stay on at school or leave. The Careers Advisor interviews pupils who intend to leave school at the end of S4 and provides information on college courses, training, and employment opportunities.


            The majority of pupils make the choice to stay on at school. Their next choice is which courses to follow in S5. Pupils will be provided with a booklet outlining the courses available in school and including basic information on post 16 options and general entrance requirements for university/college. Pupils will have an individual interview with Guidance staff to discuss their career options and to decide on the courses they wish to follow in S5 or S6.


            Academic and career guidance continues throughout S5 and S6. Students will be interviewed individually at key points in their course, for example, at the start of their new courses in August/September; after Prelim exams; in preparation for college/university application. Each student will also be given the opportunity of an interview with the Careers Advisor.



Fifth and Sixth Year


            Students in S5 must study courses in five subjects. The level of course they study will depend on their attainment at Standard Grade or National Qualifications at the end of S4. For example, a student gaining a Credit equivalent pass at S Grade would take a Higher course in S5 and might continue to an Advanced Higher in S6. Similarly, a student gaining a General pass equivalent at S Grade would take an Intermediate 2 course in S5 and might continue to a Higher course in S6. It will also be possible to follow some courses at Intermediate 1 from a Foundation pass at S Grade.


            Students who pass all the units of a course and the final examination are awarded a National Certificate in the subject by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Students who do not pass the final examination are still recorded as passing the units.

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