Calling all Chemists!

N5/H Chemistry Tutorial Webinar Programme in the run-up to the exam on May 10th


After teaching chemistry for the last 21 years, I have recently started my own business providing life skills workshops for young adults. However, I feel there is always a demand for chemistry tuition. My webinars satisfy this need, without the awkward logistics!


This week I am hosting a free webinar on my Top 5 Revision Tips for National 5 and Higher Chemistry. If you feel it could be of interest to your pupils, I would be delighted if you could share the registration link with them:


Alternatively, you may want to look at my website: which lists the topics covered in the webinar programmes.


Thank you for your time, I appreciate how busy you must be.


Kind regards,


Mary McPhail

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S2 Future Choices Marketplace and Information Evening

A big thank you to all S2 parents, pupils and staff who attended our Marketplace and Information Evening last Thursday.  There was a fantastic turnout and a real “buzz” around the Atrium between parents, pupils and teachers.  This was our first Marketplace event and the feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive.  Lou Murphy our Careers Coach was also on hand to support future choices – thanks Lou.  If you didn’t make it I have uploaded the slides we used in our presentation.  We look forward to seeing S2 parents again next Monday 11th March for our Consultation Evening.  All course choice forms are then due back to guidance teachers by Friday 15th March.

Ms Presly

Click here to download a copy of the Presentation

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Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery!

It is suitable for S4 – S6 pupils and particularly anyone considering studying medicine/biomedical sciences, working in the health care system – or anyone who is just interested! Booking is via the online Eventbrite link.



Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery!


Thursday 14 March 2019, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medial School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh


As part of Brain Awareness Week 2019, Edinburgh Medical School will be opening up the historic Anatomy Lecture Theatre for an interactive performance of simulated brain surgery, featuring state-of-the-art surgical technology.

Led by a diverse cast of neurosurgeons, A&E doctors and medical students, Neurotheatre will give audience members insight into the emergency care and neurosurgical treatment of a patient following a road traffic accident. In an experience that guarantees to be both captivating and educational, members of the public will witness the work of the emergency services before hearing a first-hand account of the effects of traumatic brain injury by a patient ambassador from the charity Headway.

Interactive pop-up stalls: Prior to the performance, audience members will have a chance to try their hand at suturing and emergency first-aid as well as to learn about the cutting-edge technologies used in rehabilitation of patients following brain injury. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and to meet the medical and surgical staff involved.

Programme for the evening:
The event will take place on Thursday 14th of March 2019.
1730-1830: Doors open for the pop-up stalls.
1815-1830: Doors to Anatomy Lecture Theatre open.
1830-1930: Neurotheatre – Live Brain Surgery!
1930: Refreshments and a chance to chat with current medical students

Chance to talk with medical students
Neurotheatre is a joint collaboration between Edinburgh Neuroscience, The University of Edinburgh Neurological Society and medical students at Edinburgh Medical School. Medical students will be on-hand to take questions relating to studying in Edinburgh.

Register now!

Full details are provided on the linked Eventbrite page. Please register, so we have an idea of numbers – teachers can make block bookings.

Other Brain Awareness Week events

If you love neuroscience you might like some of our other Brain Awareness Week 2019 events too. Find out more here:

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WW1 Exhibition

Boroughmuir High school would like to invite you to an exhibition being held in the school this Friday 22nd February 2-4pm that commemorates the fallen of Boroughmuir.


Much of the research about the fallen soldiers that will be exhibited alongside photographs of the fallen, has been carried out by consecutive groups of our  S4 pupils over the war’s centenary.

This information alongside original material about life at the school during WW1 is being published in a book which will be available for pre order at the exhibition.

The exhibition will provide information on every person on the memorial alongside other key figures and include never before seen letters from soldiers and photographs.


The exhibition will also display the commemorative Art work created by our Higher and Advanced Higher art pupils including our stained glass installment and ceramic poppy display.


It would be greatly appreciated by the school if you could support this event on Friday 22nd February.

Admission is free

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