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1 ROSSHALL ACADEMY “Our School Our Future” Our Future”

2 Aims Of The Evening To fully inform you about the personalisation process your child is undertaking To fully inform you about the personalisation process your child is undertaking To explain the rationale behind your child’s curriculum To explain the rationale behind your child’s curriculum To inform you about the development of our Senior Phase curriculum To inform you about the development of our Senior Phase curriculum To give you the opportunity to ask questions about all of the above To give you the opportunity to ask questions about all of the above

3 Our Curriculum The curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning and work, now and in the future.

4 Broad General Education Your child is currently in the second year of their entitlement to a Broad General Education This provides them with continuous opportunities for learning in the eight Curricular Areas. Our broad curriculum is based on Subject Experiences and Outcomes that provide breadth and depth, challenge and enjoyment.

5 Curricular Areas Expressive Arts Health & Wellbeing LanguagesMathematics Religious & Moral SciencesSocial StudiesTechnologies

6 Personalisation and Choice An entitlement – one of the seven principles of Curriculum Design An entitlement – one of the seven principles of Curriculum Design Allowing pupils choice within the Curricular Areas Allowing pupils choice within the Curricular Areas Will support enhanced progress in S2/S3 Will support enhanced progress in S2/S3 Will ensure sound preparation for The Senior Phase Will ensure sound preparation for The Senior Phase

7 Finding a Balance Entitled to both: Entitled to both: Broad General Education Broad General Education Personalisation and Choice Personalisation and Choice We are retaining the breadth by ensuring all pupils are engaged in all curricular areas We are retaining the breadth by ensuring all pupils are engaged in all curricular areas We are allowing personalisation by giving them some say in the subjects they study We are allowing personalisation by giving them some say in the subjects they study

8 S2 Personalisation & Choice Your child’s Curriculum for Excellence Preferences Process started on Monday 27th October 2014 This involves indicating preferred subjects from four curricular areas to study in more depth from January of S2 until the end of S3. This period of time forms the second phase of their Broad General Education

9 S2 Personalisation & Choice All pupils will continue to study the following compulsory subjects until the end of S3*, with the exception of Learn to Learn, which will continue until the end of S2. English4 periods Mathematics4 periods Modern Languages3 periods ICT2 periods PE2 periods RME1 period PSE1 period Learning to Learn*1 period

10 The Process All pupils will be issued with a Preferences Form this week All pupils will be issued with a Preferences Form this week (you will have seen a sample copy) (you will have seen a sample copy)

11 Subjects Choice 1Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Example Expressive Arts (2 subjects) Art Drama Music PE Dance ArtDramaMusicPE A Expressive Arts (2 subjects) Art Drama Music PE Dance B Sciences (2 subjects) Biology Chemistry Physics C Social Subjects & RME (2 subjects) Geography History Modern Studies RME D Technologies (1subject) Home Economics Technical

12 What Do You Do Next ? In discussion with your child you will write down your child’s preferences on the form. In each of the 4 curricular areas you will write down your child’s 1st, 2 nd, 3rd* and 4th* choice (*where applicable) as shown in previous example completed for you. All subjects will be studied for two periods per week. We will try our very best to give all pupils their first choices where possible, though this cannot always be guaranteed.

13 To Be Considered Where is your child showing strengths? Where is your child showing strengths? What subjects do they enjoy most? What subjects do they enjoy most? What might they need for careers? What might they need for careers?...if they have an idea at this stage...if they have an idea at this stage Are there subjects where they haven’t developed any interest? Are there subjects where they haven’t developed any interest?

14 To Be Considered Working on 12 ‘examinable’ subjects from Jan S2 until May S3 Working on 12 ‘examinable’ subjects from Jan S2 until May S3 Narrowing down from 12 to 7 for the start of S4 Narrowing down from 12 to 7 for the start of S4 Aiming for qualifications in these 7 subjects Aiming for qualifications in these 7 subjects

15 S1/S2a S2b/S3 S4 S5/6 14 SUBJECTS 12 SUBJECTS 7 SUBJECTS 5 SUBJECTS NOTE: In addition all pupils study PE, PSE and RME in S1 – S4 S2 Preferences – Nov 2014 S4 Options – Jan/Feb 2016 S5 Options –Feb 2017 Maths/English – 4 periods per week Mod Langs – 3pds per week Other – 2pds per week 4 periods per week 6 periods per week Consider progression through the years

16 Some Particular Cases EXPRESSIVE ARTS EXPRESSIVE ARTS SCIENCES SCIENCES

17 Next Steps In PSE classes your child is receiving advice about completing their Preference Choices. Return Preference Choices form to child’s Pastoral Care teacher All above forms MUST be handed in by Friday 28 th November 2014.

18 Summary of Important Dates Mon 27 th OctPreference Process started Tue 4 th Nov S2 Parents’ Information Evening Wed 19th NovS2 Reports issued Mon 24 th NovS2 Parents’ Meeting Fri 28 th NovS2 Preferences completed – forms must be returned by this date Mon 5 th Jan S2 start their revised timetable Fri 24 th AprilS2 interim reports issued

19 Thoughts Of Some S3 Pupils Beth McColl Beth McColl Katie Morris Katie Morris

20 Making My Choices A bit scary at first! A bit scary at first! Parents Parents Pastoral Care Teacher Pastoral Care Teacher PSE Lessons PSE Lessons Careers Careers Subjects we hadn’t done before Subjects we hadn’t done before

21 Making My Choices Important Factors My strengths My strengths Enjoyment! Enjoyment!

22 The Best Bits Taking control and responsibility Taking control and responsibility We’re doing the subjects we enjoy We’re doing the subjects we enjoy We’re not having to do all subjects We’re not having to do all subjects Still have a good variety of subjects Still have a good variety of subjects Lots of time with the chosen subjects Lots of time with the chosen subjects Better prepared for making choices for S4 Better prepared for making choices for S4 S3 Creative Curriculum S3 Creative Curriculum

23 The Challenges Lots of subjects, lots to take in Lots of subjects, lots to take in Great for learning but can be challenging Great for learning but can be challenging Organisation Organisation More resources – books, equipment etc More resources – books, equipment etc Homework and revision Homework and revision More difficult tests More difficult tests

24 Some Advice Make the right choices! Make the right choices! Be confident Be confident Work Hard! Work Hard! Enjoy!! Enjoy!! Thanks For Listening!

25 Assessment INFORMAL INFORMAL Ongoing, everyday assessment Ongoing, everyday assessment FORMAL FORMAL Tests, Projects, Presentations, Assignments, Folios Tests, Projects, Presentations, Assignments, Folios Monitoring and tracking Monitoring and tracking Reporting Reporting

26 Rosshall Academy Senior Phase

27 The SENIOR PHASE– Learner’s Entitlement A senior phase of education which builds on their learning in S1 – S3 and which:  Provides specialisation, depth and rigour  Prepares learners to achieve the highest qualifications they are capable of  Develops skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work

28 LEARNER’S ENTITLEMENT contd. Provides a range of activities which develop the four capacities Provides support in moving into a positive and sustained destination

29 Planning Our Senior Phase Major ongoing current priority Now into our second year of the Senior Phase We are trying to provide a comprehensive senior curriculum which best meets the needs of pupils at Rosshall Academy What will work best for Rosshall pupils?

30 OPPORTUNITY! We want to create the ideal Curriculum We are refining as we progress - - Consulting with parents and pupils - - Offering new opportunities - Developing Partnerships Please give us your views this evening

31 ‘New’ Qualifications‘Old’ Qualifications Advanced Higher (revised content) Advanced Higher Higher (revised content) Higher National 5Credit/Intermediate 2 National 4General/Intermediate 1 National 3Foundation/Access 3 Qualifications

32 Rosshall Academy Senior Phase - Features Options Process undertaken in January S3 CDEFG Chemistry FrenchDesign and ManufactureGeography Practical ElectronicsPhysicsSpanish (N4 ONLY)Practical WoodworkHistory MusicBiologyMediaMusicModern Studies DramaVolunteering SkillsComputing ScienceTravel and TourismPhysical Education Accounting (N5 ONLY)Dance (N5 ONLY)Administration and ITArt & Design Skills For Work Hospitality (N4 ONLY)Physical Education Personal Development/ XL Health and Food Technology Religious, Moral and Philisophical Studies Graphic CommunicationBusiness Management

33 Rosshall Academy Senior Phase - Features S4 Pupils select 7 subjects (4 periods per week) Maths, English + 5 choices 2 Periods PE, 1 Period PSE, 1 Period RME Pupils certificated at N3, N4 or N5 as appropriate

34 S4 Contd. One or more of these subjects may be vocational e.g. Skills For Work Course College Course Work experience Community/ Volunteering Work Will be dependent on the individual and availability

35 S4 Contd. Options Process undertaken in February S4 Ongoing Development of S5 option form being designed to ensure that progression can be offered from all subjects wherever possible Pupils being consulted

36 S5/6 N4, N5 and Higher Courses – 6 Periods per week (subject to change) Pupils will study 5 subjects chosen from a selection of : Higher, N4 and N5 courses Vocational Courses Skills For Work Course College Course Work experience Community/ Volunteering Work Rosshall Academy Senior Phase - Features

37 Appropriate Personal Support We will take care during the Senior Phase to ensure that all pupils are effectively supported with regard to their next steps: Those leaving at the end of S4 Those aiming to pass 5 Highers in S5 All others (see Rosshall Senior Phase and Beyond – school website)

38 Your Views/ Questions Please complete the questionnaire provided Let us know of any questions/suggestions you have We will collate and publish responses on website

39 Questions Please let us know of any questions you have about the Curriculum with regard to the progress of your child? With particular regard to the Senior Phase what would you like to see the school offer to enhance the curriculum? (new subjects, vocational courses, college options, skills for life and work etc.) How else can we support you to support your child at Rosshall Academy?

40 Information For Parents Education Scotland Website PARENTZONE tsfinal_tcm pdf tsfinal_tcm pdf ctfile_tcm pdf ctfile_tcm pdf

41 Partnership With Parents School Website School Website Pupil Achievements Pupil Achievements Employer Partners? Employer Partners?

42 “Our School Our Future” Our Future”


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