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Published 30 March 2017

More than 400 pupils from West Dunbartonshire high schools have signed up for additional classes over the Easter holidays.

The Council’s Masterclass programme offers pupils who are gearing up for Higher or National 5 exams extra classes to ensure they are fully prepared. Each Masterclass is designed to improve students’ exam technique and increase their chance of success by providing them with strategies for understanding questions and producing quality answers using appropriate styles.

The classes will be delivered at two venues this year - Clydebank High School and Vale of Leven Academy on Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 April. Separate morning and afternoon sessions will be held in the following subjects: Modern Studies, Mathematics, Spanish, French, Computer Science, Design & Manufacture, Graphic Communication and Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies (RMPS).

Twelve teachers will deliver the classes across the eight subjects.

Laura Mason, the Council’s Chief Education Officer, said: “The Easter Masterclass sessions have proved very popular over the years and, as a Council, it is one of the ways we support our pupils to prepare for their exams. These classes will give our pupils a significant opportunity to enhance their exam results by participating in a carefully planned programme run by subject teachers. Raising attainment and achievement for all our young people remains our number one priority."