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1 Welcome to Kemnay Academy S3 Parents’ Information Evening

2 S3 Parents’ Information Evening 30 January 2014 IntroductionCharlie Hunter Curriculum in Senior Phase Charlie Hunter Procedures, Support and Guidance Tricia Goodbrand S4 Subject ChoiceColin Shand Questions s

3 Curriculum in the Senior Phase

4 Levels or Stages EarlyPre-school to P1 or later for some FirstP2 to end P4 but earlier or later for some SecondP5 to end P7 but earlier or later for some Third and Fourth S1-S3 (Many young people will be accessing Fourth level in S3) Senior PhaseS4 to S6 in school, college, workplace or community

5 5 Design Principles for the Curriculum ethos and life of the school curriculum areas and subjects interdisciplinary learning opportunities for personal achievement  Challenge and enjoyment  Breadth  Progression  Depth  Personalisation and choice  Coherence  Relevance

6 Summary of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Service’s Expectations of Secondary Schools A Broad General Education until the end of S3 is essential; Implementation of the new SQA qualifications from session ; Pupils’ experiences in the Broad General Education, S1-3, should not predetermine young people’s options for qualifications in S4 and beyond. The Senior Phase, S4-6, will be combined no later than

7 Overall Curriculum Structure S1, 2, 3 – Broad General Education S4, 5, 6 – Senior Phase

8 S1-3 Broad General Curriculum S1MaEn Mod Lang Sci Soc Stud TechArtElect RME PE PSE ICT S2MaEn Mod Lang Sci Soc Stud HEMusElect RME PE PSE ICT S3MaEn Mod Lang Sci Soc Stud Tech Exp Arts Opt RME PE PSE

9 S1-3 Broad General Curriculum

10 S Option 1 Eng 3 Option 2 Ma 3 Option 3 3 Option 4 3 Option 5 3 Option 6 3 Core PE, RME, PSE 2

11 S Option 1 3 Option 2 3 Option 3 3 Option 4 3 Option 5 3 Option 6 3 Core PE, RME, PSE 2 Study 3/0 Study 3/0 Study 3/0 Study 3/0 Study 3/0 Study 3/0

12 Qualifications Framework SCQF LevelPrevious ProvisionNew Qualification Level 1Access 1National 1 Level 2Access 2National 2 Level 3Access 3 & FoundationNational 3 Level 4SG General & Int 1National 4 Level 5SG Credit & Int 2National 5 Level 6Higher GradeHigher Level 7Advanced Higher

13 New Qualification Timeline SGAcI1/2HAH CfE N1-3N4/5NHNAH 2012/13 Ends S4S3 2013/14 Ends S5S4 Start 2014/15 Ends S6S5 Start 2015/16 S6 Start

14 Course Structure National 2/3notional 120hrs study Nat4/5, H, Adv Hnotional 160hrs study At National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher, each course will include a 40-hour added value element. For National 4, the Course will include an added value Unit. This will require the learner to demonstrate depth of understanding and/or application of skills. This will not be graded. For National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher, the course will include an external assessment. This will sample breadth, depth and application from across the Course. The external assessment will be graded (A – D).

15 S1 – S3 S4 National 3 Level 4 S4-S6 and Course Choice CfE progression Level 3 Level 4/3 S4 National 4 S4 National 5 S5 Higher S5 National 5 S5 National 4 S5 National 3 S6 Higher S6 National 5 S6 A Higher S6 National 4 S6 National 3

16 Student A By end of S3 S3 Profile By end of S4 A range of National 3/National 4 qualifications By end of S5 Progression to College or a personalised curriculum based on personal strengths, previous attainment and achievement and focused on Skills for Learning, Life and Work. By end of S6

17 Student B By end of S3 S3 Profile By end of S4 A range of National 4/5 qualifications perhaps including Skills for Work By end of S5 Maths & English National 5/Higher qualifications Additional National 4/5/Higher qualifications FE College or Employment By end of S6 Further Higher qualifications

18 Student C By end of S3S3 Profile By end of S4A range of National 5 qualifications By end of S5 Maths & English Higher qualifications Additional Higher qualifications By end of S6 Further Higher qualifications and/or Adv Higher qualifications and Baccalaureate

19 Pupil Voice I was able to choose the 6 subjects I wanted in S4 for certification Current S4: 96% of pupils agreed or strongly agreed

20 Tricia Goodbrand Acting DHT Principal Teacher Guidance Procedures, Support and Guidance

21 Personal & Social Education Careers Programme Decision making Decision making Gender issues Gender issues How to access resources – using pc software and on paper How to access resources – using pc software and on paper register with My World of Work Role of the Careers Adviser Role of the Careers Adviser Looking at careers/jobs – qualifications and personal qualities Looking at careers/jobs – qualifications and personal qualities How to use the Personalisation and Choice booklet How to use the Personalisation and Choice booklet

22 Process For Making Choices Information Evening – tonight Information Evening – tonight Tree of Knowledge – 6 and 7 March Tree of Knowledge – 6 and 7 March S3 reports issued – 13 March S3 reports issued – 13 March Course choice form issued – 13 March Course choice form issued – 13 March Pupil/Guidance discussion – on-going Pupil/Guidance discussion – on-going S3 parents’ meeting – 18 March S3 parents’ meeting – 18 March Deadline for return of choices – Friday, 21 March Deadline for return of choices – Friday, 21 March

23 Process For Making Choices Choice form returned by Friday, 21 March Choice form returned by Friday, 21 March Forms checked and processed Forms checked and processed Changes negotiated Changes negotiated 4th year classes confirmed 4th year classes confirmed

24 Colin Shand DHT S4 Subject Choice Form - Design

25 Senior Phase Choice Process to Date S3 into S4 Draft Form (November) - sense check S4 into S5 Draft Form (February) – sense check Match S4 columns with S5/6 columns to maximise choice S3 into S4 Final Form issued ( 13 March) Returns (21 March)

26 Any questions? ?

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