S3 Learner and Career Pathways Evening: Monday, 20th January 2020

Our upcoming S3 Learner and Career Pathways Evening will take place in Mackie Academy on Monday 20th January 2020 from 6-7.30pm.  Parents and Carers are invited to attend three different presentations, all of which will focus on your child’s pathway through their Senior Phase at Mackie Academy and beyond. The  sessions which will be on offer to you are:

Pathways through Higher Education:

This presentation will give you up-to-date information as regards the university admissions process and progression through relevant qualifications in school. We will also discuss expected minimum entry requirements for study at university and the importance of the wider context of a student’s application.

Pathways through Further Education:

This presentation will provide you with information regarding the wealth of Further Education opportunities available to pupils whilst at school through the College School Links programme. We will discuss what is available to pupils, the benefits of college provision, expectations and responsibilities of college study.

Pathways through the World of Work:

This presentation will provide you with some up-to-date information on the local employment market and the important factors relevant to the recruitment of school leavers.  We will also discuss how the Apprenticeship family can provide alternative routes for students who may not wish to progress onto Further or Higher Education at this time.

It is hoped that by attending these presentations, you will gain a valuable insight into what you and your child should expect through whichever pathways they choose to progress as they move on from S3.  Each presentation will give you up-to-date information as regards these routes and help you and your child feel more prepared for the challenges ahead. This event will be in addition to the support which will continue to be offered through our Personal and Social Education programme and ongoing work with our Careers Service, Skills Development Scotland. Our Senior Phase Evening, which takes place in school on the evening of Monday 10th February 2020, will further support the information you receive at the S3 Pathways Evening and allow you and your child to make informed choices as regards their subject options for S4.

The sessions times will be:




Each session offers all three presentations to allow you the flexibility to learn about each of the pathways available to your child.

Clicking on the link below will take you to directly to the sign up page on Eventbrite. If you choose the number of tickets you would like for each session and then click register you will then have the option to choose which presentation you wish to attend for sessions 1, 2 and 3.


We look forward to seeing you at the event.