Presentation on theme: "KNIGHTSWOOD SECONDARY ‘ A place of excellence and an excellent place to be’ S4 Prelim arrangements."— Presentation transcript:
1 KNIGHTSWOOD SECONDARY ‘ A place of excellence and an excellent place to be’ S4 Prelim arrangements
2 ‘OLD’ EXAM SYSTEM:almost all S4 pupils sat prelims and final SQA Standard Grade exams (F/G or G/C) in 8 subjectsImportant that all learners had study leave to help them maximise their grades in their exams in all subjectsPrelims were very important for APPEALS!
3 NEW NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: new National 4 and 5 courses have replaced Standard Gradesome S4 pupils being presented at National 4 in all subject – all internally assessed but SQA verify.Some S4 pupils being presented in a mix of National 4 and National 5 – will have prelim exams for National 5 subjects onlySome S4 pupils being presented at National 5 in all subjects ( 8 prelims for most, 6 for Dance School students)APPEALS SYSTEM NO LONGER EXISTS!
4 S4 Prelim Support NO APPEALS - so why have S4 prelims at all? support staff’s professional judgementprovides more evidence for presentation levelGives you practice in exam techniques and experience ‘the exam room’ before you sit any May/June SQA National 5 examsSo why no ‘old style’ S4 Study Leave?Learners studying subjects at National 4 level would lose a lot of important teaching time. Not helpful to learners attainment or staff delivering the courses for the first time!Research shows that young people do better when there is structured support provided – Supported Study and the S4 Prelim Timetable SupportTo maximise the time for learning and minimise the time for assessment!
5 S4 Prelim and Study Timetable PERIOD 1PERIOD 2PERIOD 3PERIOD 4PERIOD 5PERIOD 6PERIOD 7MON27/1/14ENGSoc EdDSSCDTUES28/1/14Mod St/HistoryMod St/ HistoryGeog+BusF12GEOG/BUSWED29/1/14FRENCHDRAMA/TECHMathsF12+F13+ DSSTHURS30/1/14MATHSGraph/Comp/AdminGraph/Comp/AdminFRI31/1/14Graphics/Comp/
6 S4 Prelim and Study Timetable PERIOD 1PERIOD 2PERIOD 3PERIOD 4PERIOD 5PERIOD 6PERIOD 7MON3/2/14FChemF12+F13ArtTUES4/2/14ARTMusic F12MUSICBiolWED5/2/14BIOLOGYN4/N5 PEScotstounTHURS6/2/14PhysFRI7/2/14PHYSICSDSS
8 So be inspired …………‘A place of excellence and an excellent place to be’
9 London Trip 10 places available Trip runs after SQA Exams Date: Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th MayCost: £230Trip Includes: Harry Potter Studios, Sightseeing in London, a West End Show and a day at Alton TowersIf you are interested see Mr Brown by FRIDAY 31st of January!