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S4/5 Parents CfE Presentation Thursday 13 th March 2014
Qualification Framework Old SystemRevised SystemCurriculum for for Excellence 1/2 Access 1 and 2Access 1 and 2 National 1/2 1/2 3 Foundation S GradeAccess 3 National 3 3 4 General S GradeIntermediate 1 National 4 4 5 Credit S GradeIntermediate 2 National 5 5 6 HigherHigher Higher 6 7 Advanced HigherAdvanced Higher Advanced Higher 7
Assessment in the New Qualifications National 1/2/3/4 are entirely internally assessed. 3 units plus a value added task. They are pass/fail. National 5/Higher/Advanced Higher have 3 internally assessed units and an external examination. Graded A to D, with A, B and C being passes.
S4 – S6 The Senior Phase S4 – 6 subjects English and Maths plus 4 others at N3, N4, N5. S5 – 5 subjects at N3, N4, N5(Int2), H. S6 – Minimum 4 subjects at N3, N4, N5(Int2), H, AH.
Progression Routes National 5/Int2 in S4 - H in S5 - AH in S6. National 4/Int1 in S4 - N5 in S5 - H in S6. National 3 in S4 - N4 in S5 - N5 in S6. However there will be subjects you can start in S5 and S6 at N5 or Higher with no previous study.
How to Choose! What am I good at? What do I enjoy? What do I plan to do in S6 if I stay on? What career might I follow after school? What do I need for my next steps?
How Not to Choose! I like/dislike that teacher! My pal is doing that so I will as well so I am in their class! My brother/sister/parent liked that!
Advanced Higher or more Highers? We would advise pupils going into S6 to: Consider additional Higher courses as well as Advanced Highers. Consider 5 courses. Why? Universities can request additional Higher passes in different subjects rather than Advanced Higher in the same subject and 5 courses shows commitment.
Finding Out About Courses. School website…. www.westhillacademy.org National Courses – click on the N3/4/5/H/AH for details…. http://www.westhillacademy.org/nationalcourse s.htm http://www.westhillacademy.org/nationalcourse s.htm
Planning for the future: Next Steps City & Guilds SCQF Level 5 Diploma Vehicle Engineering Need National 4 in Maths, English and preferably also with a Science or Technical Studies. Introduction to Beauty Therapy (incorporating SVQ Level 1) Students must want to become a beauty therapist, be genuinely interested in the profession and have a minimum of three National 4’s
Planning for the future: Next Steps HNC Early Education & Childcare Typical applicants will be expected to have two Highers, one of which must be English. HND Animal Care Typical applicants will be expected to have two Highers, one of which should be Biology HND Textiles Typical applicants will be expected to have a minimum of two Higher passes - one of which should be Higher Art
Planning for the future: Next Steps Medicine Glasgow University Higher AAAAA - AAAABB Chemistry and Biology and either Maths or Physics. Must have English at either Grade 2 Standard Grade or an Intermediate 2. Candidates are not considered for entry from S5 and must complete S6 at High School and are advised to achieve a minimum of two Advanced Highers in S6 at grades AB
Planning for the future: Next Steps Chemical Engineering Heriot Watt University Higher AABB Maths and Chemistry required (This is Minimum more will be needed) Advanced Highers at BB in Maths and Chemistry plus AABB in Highers for level 2 entry that is straight to second year.
Planning for the future: Next Steps English and History Aberdeen University Higher BBBB obtained at a single sitting required or BBBBC obtained over two sittings. English at a minimum of Standard Grade (1,2,or 3) is also required. (This is Minimum more will be needed) Applicants with Advanced Highers only: First Year Entry: A minimum of BCC. Second Year Entry: A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus CC, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus C.
National 3National 4 ( Intermediate1)National 5 (Intermediate 2)HigherAdvanced Higher Art and Design Graphic Communication Design and Manufacture Practical Craft Skills (Int 1) Art and Design Graphic Communication Design and Manufacture Practical Craft Skills (Int2) Art and Design Graphic Communication Art and Design Graphic Communication Administration and IT Computing Science Administration and IT Computing Science Administration and IT Accounting Business Management Computing Science Computing (Int2) Information Systems (Int2) Accounting Business Management Computing Information Systems Accounting Business Management English Media English Media English Health and Food Technology Fashion&Textile Technology Hospitality:Practical Cookery Health and Food Technology Fashion&Textile Technology Hospitality:Practical Cookery Health and Food Technology Fashion&Textile Technology Hospitality: Practical Cookery Hospitality:Practical Cake Craft Geography History Modern Studies Geography History Modern Studies Geography History Modern Studies Geography History Modern Studies Geography History Modern Studies Mathematics (Int1)Mathematics (Int2)Mathematics French German Spanish French German Spanish French German Spanish French German French German Drama Music Drama Music Drama Music Drama Music Drama Music Physical Education P.E. Performance Unit Only ( not a full course) N3/4 Biology N3/4 Chemistry N3/4 Physics N3/4 Biology N3/4 Chemistry N3/4 Physics Biology Chemistry Physics Biology Chemistry Physics Biology Chemistry Physics Some subjects do not currently have progression to Higher AH PE performance unit will not be counted as a full course. The Choice Form…..
How to complete the form Choice number SubjectLevel 1 EnglishH 2 MathsH 3 ChemistryH 4 PhysicsH 5 Graphic Communication H RESERVE CHOICE Computing ScienceH S4 should choose 5 courses from the list Put your choices in order of importance to YOU Make sure you put the level Consult your Guidance Teacher to ensure you make the best choices. Write a RESERVE choice in final box.
How to complete the form Choice number SubjectLevel 1 MathsAH 2 ChemistryAH 3 Business Management H 4 Modern StudiesH 5 (if wanted) RESERVE CHOICE PhysicsAH External provider Yass S5 should choose a minimum of 4 courses from the list Put your choices in order of importance to YOU Make sure you put the level Consult your Guidance Teacher to ensure you make the best choices. Write a RESERVE choice in final box. External providers Psychology through community Education as an evening class. Counts as a course. The Open University's Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (or YASS for short) Additional to courses.
Planning for the future Choice for S5 English H Maths H Chemistry H Physics H Graphic Communication H Possible choice for S6 Maths AH Chemistry AH Business Management H Modern Studies H Choice for S5 English N5 Geography H Art & Design H Biology H Accounts N5 Possible choice for S6 English H Art & Design AH Accounts H Business Management H
Exceptions… Additional Support If a pupil is identified as needing additional support then this becomes one of the choices Identified pupils received a letter along with the choice form explaining what to do If you think you should have received a letter and have not please contact guidance staff
Please Note It is hoped that we will be able to provide most if not all pupils with their first four choices. However due to timetable considerations we cannot guarantee that every combination of courses will be possible or that every course listed above will run. This will depend on the numbers opting for the course and available staffing.
Key dates Thursday 13 th March S4/5 Parents Information evening Friday 14 th March Issue of S4,5,6 reports Friday 21 st March Return of S4/5 Choice forms Monday 2 nd June New TT S2,3,4