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Curriculum for Excellence levels (a rough guide) 1&2 in Primary School 3&4 in S1 – S3.

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1 Curriculum for Excellence levels (a rough guide) 1&2 in Primary School 3&4 in S1 – S3

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3 New qualifications from next session Information for current S3-S5

4 - National 3 (Foundation) - National 4 (General) - National 5 (Credit/Int 2) - New Higher - New Advanced Higher What are they called?

5 National 3 and National 4 - internally assessed - no final exam National 5, Higher, Adv H - internally assessed - external final exam How are they assessed?

6 S4, S5, S6 - National 3/4/5 S5 - Higher S6 – Higher & Advanced Higher Timescale

7 S4, S5, S6 - National 3/4/5 S5 – new Higher S6 – new Higher & Advanced Higher Timescale

8 S4, S5, S6 - National 3/4/5 S5 – new Higher S6 – new Higher & new Advanced Higher Timescale

9 Senior Phase March 2013 Information for Parents

10 Time scale: 11 MarchParents’ info evening 12 MarchAssemblies – distribution of materials 18 MarchS4/5 Pupils return completed choice form to House Heads 18 MarchInterviews begin for S4/5 pupils 19 MarchS3 Parents’ consultation evening 20 March S3 Pupils return completed choice form to Pastoral teacher

11 Students will receive: Senior handbook Choice sheet In addition S4/5 pupils will be given: Collated list of personal recommendations from teachers SR1 form

12 Course Outlines: Available for all courses offered from appropriate department / teacher Suitable times to collect: –In class –When giving SR1 form to teacher

13 Recommendations from teachers

14 National Qualifications National 5=Intermediate 2 National 4= SG General / Int 1 National 3=SG Foundation / Access 3

15 SR1 - summary Student completes first section of form and passes to teacher Student and teacher agree time for collection of form Teacher completes form Student collects and attaches to rest of application to pass to House Head

16 SR1 - example Name: David Beckham Class: 4BRE Subject: Accounts This section to be completed by teacher of Subject Previous grade attained if applicable: N/A Satisfactory for course at level: N5 Does not meet entry requirement Concern over attitude / behaviour / effort Concern over deadlines / homework Signed: _________________

17 Choice Sheet: Read Notes and Handbook carefully Check recommendations and SR1 from staff (S4/5 pupils only) Make a first choice and a second choice in each appropriate column

18 Number of subjects: Students entering S4 – 7 subjects, incl. English and Maths Students entering S5 – 5 subjects Students entering S6 – 4 subjects (3 if taking two AH subjects)

19 S4 CORE Personal and Social Education1 period Physical Education1 period

20 S5 CORE Personal and Social Education1 period Physical Education2 periods Supervised Study2 periods

21 S6 CORE Personal and Social Education1 period Leadership (SQA accredited)2 periods Supervised Study2 periods

22 SAMPLE CHOICE FORM AB National Qualifications (4 periods) English N4 English N5 Modern Studies N4/5 History N4/5 Art N4/5 Drama N4/5 German N4/5 Maths N4 Maths N5 Highers (5 periods) German H Art H/Int2 Maths H English H PE H/Int2 Biology H Advanced Highers (2 periods) Physics AH History AH Chemistry AH First Choice Maths HEnglish H Second Choice Art Int2Drama N4/5

23 Deadline for submission S320 March Choice Form Pastoral Teacher S4/518 March Choice form + SR1 House Head

24 Interviews From 18 March for S4/5 only

25 Senior Phase Choice Process TIMEPLAN FOR CHOICES  TUESDAY 12 MARCH – Senior Phase Choices Sheets & Booklets Issued  Current S4/ S5 forms to be returned to House head by Monday 18 th March  Current S3 forms to be returned to Pastoral Staff by Wednesday 20 th Mar  From MONDAY 18 th MARCH – S4/ S5 Interviews  From WEDNESDAY 20 th – S3 follow ups  New Timetable Starts in June

26 Senior Phase Choice Process Consideration of Future Options Focus of recent work in PSE  Are you capable of further study at school?  Is college/work a better option?  Are your preferred course options possible?  For S4/ S5 students –’What if your SQA exams do not go as expected?’  Do you have a back-up plan in place?

27 Senior Phase Choice Process Options should be discussed with the following people: Family (including older brothers and sisters) Pastoral Teacher Subject Teachers Careers Adviser ( SDS) Friends

28 Senior Phase Choice Process CHOICE OF SUBJECTS S4 7 subjects must be selected from the columns S5 5 subjects must be selected from the optional columns – i.e. a full timetable is required S6 Aim for at least 24 of the 30 periods being filled - time can be filled with e.g. work experience, assisting with junior classes

29 Senior Phase Choice Process School Plus Programme S4 Students can apply to college for a schools Plus course. 30 week courses at Int 1 / Nat4 level. Apply through school and attend interview Thursday afternoons Skills for work- Early Education and Child Care Rural Skills Motor Vehicle Maintenance Construction and Building Skills Beauty Therapy Hair Dressing


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