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Welcome to Mintlaw Academy S3 – S5 Options Parents’ Evening – “The Senior Phase” 5 March 2014.

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1 Welcome to Mintlaw Academy S3 – S5 Options Parents’ Evening – “The Senior Phase” 5 March 2014

2 Vision Aims of the Evening The qualifications explained….. Our curriculum for the “Senior Phase” How students will choose their curriculum How will students be supported in choosing.. The “Senior Phase” of Curriculum for Excellence ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS Senior school responsibilities

3 Vision The FACTS Unemployment Rate in UK = 7.9% Aberdeenshire = less than 1% SPAIN = 55% !! BUT… year olds = 24%

4 Vision Time Magazine January 2013 Ten years ago Facebook didn’t exist Ten years before that, we didn,t have the web What jobs will be born ten years from now We will see a more flexible, freelance, more collaborative world of work !

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6 The Future Cloud Computing Nanotechnology Biartists Genomics Wildland Gardner Carbon Cops ?

7 How might young people be expected to learn in the Senior Phase ? Active, engaging & enterprising, building directly on the “Broad General Education” “Challenging, relevant & rewarding learning experiences which will continue to help learners make connections in their learning” MOTIVATION - SENSE OF PURPOSE

8 Senior Phase Key Characteristics Learning independently Taking responsibility for learning Active Learning

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10 Independent Learning Taking decisions Initiating & organising tasks Reflecting on learning and being self – reliant

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12 Active Learning Constructing ideas Problem Solving Creative thinking skills

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14 CourseInternal Assessment External Exam National 3 YesNo National 4 Yes No National 5 Yes HigherYes Advanced HigherYes What are the formal Qualifications & How are they assessed ?

15 S4 S5 S6 National 3/4 National 4/5 National 5 National 4/5 National 5 / Higher Higher Higher / Advanced Higher Advanced Higher / National 5 / National 4 !! Senior Phase Progression Higher

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17 Vision Pupils moving into S4 Maths / English are compulsory – 1A / E5 SFW Engineering and Energy (Girls Only) If the form is late you may have to make 2 nd choices Select only one subject from each column DEADLINE TUESDAY 18 MARCH

18 Vision Pupils moving into S5 Choices must be approved by the Principal Teacher PSE and Supervised Study will also be compulsory 5 courses must be chosen, one from each column DEADLINE TUESDAY 18 MARCH

19 Vision Pupils moving into S6 3 Advanced Highers 2 Advanced Highers + 2 other courses DEADLINE TUESDAY 18 MARCH Students must take one of the following combinations; 1 Advanced Higher + 3 other courses 5 Higher / Intermediate / National courses

20 Vision Deadline Tuesday 18 th March

21 Senior School Responsibilities

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28 Vision Senior School Responsibilities To act with maturity and responsibility at all times ALL SENIOR PUPILS To wear the school uniform

29 Vision Senior School Responsibilities To be dedicated students who meet subject deadlines ALL SENIOR PUPILS To support and encourage younger pupils at Mintlaw Academy

30 Vision Senior School Responsibilities To be lead learners in the school and encourage and support the learning of others. ALL SENIOR PUPILS To work to the best of their ability at all times

31 Vision Senior School Responsibilities House Captains SENIOR SCHOOL EXECUTIVE Head Boy / Head Girl Prefects

32 S3/4/5 Choice of Course Support Careers Fair – Wednesday 12 FebruaryCareers Fair – Wednesday 12 February Issue of Choice Booklet – read carefullyIssue of Choice Booklet – read carefully Principal Teachers of Departments & Faculties will speak about available courses and options and appropriate level of studyPrincipal Teachers of Departments & Faculties will speak about available courses and options and appropriate level of study Class teachers will give individual adviceClass teachers will give individual advice

33 S3/4/5 Choice of Course Support Principal Teachers of GuidancePrincipal Teachers of Guidance PSEPSE Pupils needs regarding a reduced curriculum will be discussed with parentsPupils needs regarding a reduced curriculum will be discussed with parents

34 S3/4/5 Choice of Course S3 Calendar S3 Parents’ Evening – Thur 8 th NovemberS3 Parents’ Evening – Thur 8 th November S3 Report issued – Tues 11th February S3 Report issued – Tues 11th February Individual interviews with guidance teachers – 10 th – 14 th MarchIndividual interviews with guidance teachers – 10 th – 14 th March Options form issued – Tues 11th MarchOptions form issued – Tues 11th March Options form return – Tues 18 th MarchOptions form return – Tues 18 th March

35 S3/4/5 Choice of Course S4/5/6 Calendar S4 Report issued – Wed 4 th DecemberS4 Report issued – Wed 4 th December S4 Parents’ Evening – Tues 14th January S4 Parents’ Evening – Tues 14th January Options form issued – Tues 11th March Options form issued – Tues 11th March Options form return – Tues 18 th MarchOptions form return – Tues 18 th March

36 S3/4/5 Choice of Course S5/6 Calendar S5/6 Full Report issued – Wed 4 th DecemberS5/6 Full Report issued – Wed 4 th December S5/6 Parents’ Evening – Thurs 23rd January S5/6 Parents’ Evening – Thurs 23rd January Options form issued – Tues 11th March Options form issued – Tues 11th March Options form return – Tues 18 th MarchOptions form return – Tues 18 th March

37 S3/4/5 Choice of course Support Have in mind what is needed for career path – if unsure, keep options openHave in mind what is needed for career path – if unsure, keep options open Check college/university entrance requirementsCheck college/university entrance requirements If unsure of career path, guidance teacher and websites should be consultedIf unsure of career path, guidance teacher and websites should be consulted Follow recommendations from subject staffFollow recommendations from subject staff

38 S3/4/5 Choice of course Support Skills Development ScotlandSkills Development Scotland Websites – details in pupil plannerWebsites – details in pupil planner

39 “PUTTING LEARNING FIRST”


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