Subjects in Brief

13th January 2012 at 00:00

Calendar kids


Thirteen pupils from early years, primary, secondary and ASL schools in Glasgow have had their artwork published in the city council's 2012 calendar. One of the sponsors is the Glasgow Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative and the calendar includes quotes from current apprentices.

Hearing ideas

support needs

Deafness Research UK is seeking entries from 10-18s, from the deaf and non-deaf community, with ideas to improve life for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. "My Hearing, My Future" closes on 20 January. Top prize is pound;100, plus technology prizes for schools.

Glow Meets


Three Glow Meets will allow secondary pupils to discuss climate change with experts. In light of recent hurricane-force winds, pupils will consider whether the climate is already changing. The events are: "Our changing weather and climate" (23 January); "Climate science - evidence vs controversy (30 January); and "Adapting to climate change" (6 February). Each takes place 2-3.15pm. http:bit.lyclimateglowmeets

Key changes


The SQA is seeking views on two changes to music courses. It proposes revising specifications for National 5 to Advanced Higher course assessment from performing (60 per cent) and question paper (40 per cent) to allocating 20 per cent of marks to composing and 20 per cent to the question paper. It also hopes to introduce a suite of music technology courses from Access 3 to Higher. www.

Online safety


E-Safety Live is coming to Edinburgh in March. The event brings together online safety providers, experts and industry leaders to discuss the latest in online safety. This year, it will focus on ways to help safeguard children, as well as professionals, when online.

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