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1 New Qualifications – New Opportunities. Lesson Three: Thursday, 23 rd January. Learning Intention: I will able to identify ways in which my subjects connect my learning. I can further inform myself about the New Qualifications in order to take responsibility for my own learning. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow comes to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X

2 Yesterday, we discussed the 5 Core Skills that you are developing across your range of subjects. Can you remember what they are?

3 5 Core Skills Communication Numeracy ICT Problem Solving Working with Oth ers

4 Making Connections: Developing these Skills Across Subjects In order to further develop these skills, it is important to recognise that you are developing them in more than one subject. Your learning in one subject can support your learning in another subject or in many more subjects.

5 Linking Subjects Together: Discussion Point How can your learning in English support your learning in Physics, Chemistry or Biology? Which core skills do you develop in both subjects?

6 Scenario For example: When learning about the Wars of Independence in National 5 History, you could be asked to examine the different views of William Wallace by evaluating resources and writing a newspaper report. You may also be given an opportunity to re-enact Wallace’s trial.  How do these tasks connect with other subjects?  What subjects?  What Core Skills are being developed?

7 Scenario For example: When learning about the Wars of Independence in National 5 History, you could be asked to examine the different views of William Wallace by evaluating resources and writing a newspaper report. You may also be given an opportunity to re-enact Wallace’s trial. Connects subjects such as: English, Drama, Computing and History. Develops skills in: ▫Communication ▫Numeracy ▫Working with others/working independently ▫ICT ▫Problem solving

8 Over to you: Consider the previous example… Think of a time when your learning in one or more subjects supported your learning in another. Write down or share the example with your group or with the class. 1.What Core Skills connected the subjects? 2.How do you think being able to make connections between subjects will improve your learning and make you feel more confident?

9 Final Information: So, how do I prepare for the National Qualifications? The SQA have a range of resources on their website. You can find information on: 1.Course Units (Internal Assessment) 2.The Exam (External Assessment) 3.Added Value Unit (National 5) 4.Specific information on each subject and its course content. You can browse Specimen Papers and marking instructions, along with information about the new courses.

10 What information can you access in St. Margaret’s Academy? As you move from one phase to another, you will be provided with information on each subject the course requirements at each level Broad General Education (S1-S3) Senior Phase (S4-S6) (National 3-National 5 and Higher/Adv. Higher) You can also speak to your subject teacher for further information.

11 Other Useful Links Find out how the new Scottish Qualifications compare with the existing qualifications: For information and advice on preparing for Course assessments, including revision tips and how to avoid stress: Revision materials, tips, notes and quizzes: For general study support and help:


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