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1 Curriculum Information Evening: Thursday 8 th January Making Option Choices for the Senior Phase

2 Introductions Mr George Cooper - Head Teacher Mrs Alison Boyles - DHT, Curriculum Mrs Alison McCloy – DHT, Year Head

3 From Broad General Education to Senior Phase Broad General Education: S1 – S3 8 Curriculum Areas Senior Phase: S4 – S6 S4: 7 subjects (National 4/5) S5: 5 subjects (National 5/H) S6: 4 courses (National 5/H/AH)

4 S6 - 4 courses (National 5 / Higher / Adv Higher) S5 - 5 subjects (National 5 /Higher) S4 - 7 subjects & PE, PSE, RE (National 4/5) S3 - 8 curricular areas & PE, PSE, RE, SL S courses S courses Senior Phase BGE Choice point

5 Broad General Education: S1 - 3 Curriculum is organised into 8 Curriculum Areas: Mathematics Languages (English & French) RME Health & Wellbeing (PE & PSE) Science Social Studies Expressive Arts Technologies + 1 Elective subject + Master Class rotation

6 Senior Phase No longer bound by Curriculum Areas restrictions S4: 7 subjects (National 4/5) S5: 5 subjects (National 5/H) S6: 4 subjects (National 5/H/AH) Most likely to pick 7 of the 8 S3 subjects. National 4: Internal assessment throughout S4, completion of an Added Value Unit. Award is Pass / Fail. National 5: Some internal assessment throughout S4, SQA exams in May Award is Graded A - D.

7 S4: 7 subjects S5: 5 subjects S6: 4 courses Advanced Higher Higher National 5 National 4

8 Option Choices in the Senior Phase – the Process Curriculum Information Evening: Thursday 8 th January, 7pm Short presentation in the Assembly Hall followed by individual questions Information about Options process. From Mon 12 th January: Input via PSE / Support from Guidance Teacher Booklet providing information about National 4 & 5 courses & supporting paperwork (including the DRAFT choice form completed last March) Specific PSE lessons to encourage pupils to think about course choices PT G Support. By Friday 30 th January: Return of Options form February / March: Re-coursing (if required) Pupils will be interviewed by Mrs Boyles / Mrs McCloy / PT Guidance June: New timetable

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10 Option Choices in the Senior Phase – the Process Curriculum Information Evening: Thursday 8 th January, 7pm From Mon 12 th January: Input via PSE / Support from Guidance Teacher By Friday 30 th January: Return of Options form February / March: Re-coursing (if required) June: New timetable


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