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1 CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE A MODEL FOR GROWTH UDDINGSTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

2 What model does CfE propose ?  An S1 of approx 15 subjects or 8 curricular modes;  An S2 of approx 15 subjects or 8 curricular modes;  An S3 of approx 15 subjects or 8 curricular modes;  An S4/5/6 of 5 subjects, each 160 hours in length.  2 stages in a school career, the Junior and the Senior phase.

3 Uddingston Grammar Model - S1  S1 remains the same as at present SUBJECT ENGLISH MATHS LANGUAGES PE SOCIAL SUBJECTS ICT BUSINESS EDUCATION ART HOME ECONOMICS SCIENCE TECH MUSIC RMPS MONITOR / PLP PSE TOTAL PERIODS

4 Uddingston Grammar Model – S2  S2 remains the same as at present SUBJECT ENGLISH MATHS LANGUAGES PE SOCIAL SUBJECTS ICT BUSINESS EDUCATION ART HOME ECONOMICS SCIENCE TECH MUSIC RMPS CFE / YA PSE TOTAL PERIODS

5 Uddingston Grammar Model – S3  Pupils study 5 electives / choices at Level 4 until February  Pupils move into National 5 course outcomes in these subjects in February  Some continue with National 4 course outcomes  Pupils continue with a minimum of 1 period for additional CfE certification eg John Muir; ASDAN; YA ; IDL etc  Pupils continue with English; Maths; PE and Languages as core until the end of S3;  Including PSE and RMPS pupils study 12 subject areas  At the end of S3 pupils move out of the CfE column and drop one other choice area inclusive of Languages  ALL subjects MUST be involved in IDL planned activities

6 Uddingston Grammar Model – S3 cont SUBJECT ENGLISHMATHSPEPSE / PLPRMPSLANGUAGESCHOICE 1CHOICE 2CHOICE 3CHOICE 4 + VocationalCHOICE 5 +VocationalCFETOTAL PERIODS Pupils continue with Languages and choose 5 subjects and have a CfE column for Youth Achievement; ASDAN; Sports Leadership awards etc

7 Uddingston Grammar Model – S4  Pupils study 10 subject areas including PSE; RMPS and PE  National 4/5 pupils presented in 7 subjects including English and Maths  Additional core certification in PSE; RMPS and PE (PE at National 4 or alternatives)  2 year Higher may be available in English; Maths and Languages  S5/6 will then follow a 5 subject structure the same as at present.

8 Uddingston Grammar Model – S4 cont SUBJECT ENGLISHMATHSPEPSERMPSS4 CHOICE TOTAL PERIODS Pupils DROP one choice and the CfE column to concentrate on SQA subjects – choice subjects now increased contacts from 3 in S3 to 4 in S4.

9 Mechanisms required for success  Personal Learning Planning – tracking and monitoring – first level guidance role will be crucial – the WHOLE school – staff and pupils – will need to be involved in PLP to ensure Literacy and Numeracy outcomes are monitored  Curriculum has to evolve – double periods in S3 and S4 may be required

10 What are other schools thinking ?  6 subjects in S4 is increasingly common  Electives in S1 is increasingly common  PLP is very common already and becoming more so  7 / 8 subjects beginning in S3 is very common  6 Highers in S5 is becoming a live issue in some areas  2 year Higher is becoming more popular  Vocational qualifications are gaining credibility and are becoming more common

11 Things to think about ….  Is our model of 12 curricular areas too narrow in S3 ?  Is the time associated with each curricular area too generous eg an average of 210 hours for 160 required?  Is 7 SQA subjects in S4 too many ?  Should ALL curricular areas be optional at the end of S4 ?  Should S5/6 National 5 repeat candidates present alongside S4 candidates (they would already have achieved the internal awards)  Could subjects other than English; Maths and Languages offer potential 2 year Higher ?

12 Summary – Our proposal  S1 and S2 – same as at present  S3 – pupils choose 8 subjects + CfE + PE; RMPS and PSE – this is the same as at present with CfE being an addition  S4 – pupils DROP one subject + CfE and sit 7 subjects + PE; RMPS and PSE  S5/6 – same structure as at present with only English being compulsory in S5


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