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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 subjects Important that all learners had study leave to help them maximise their grades in their exams in all subjects Prelims were very important for APPEALS!

3 NEW NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: new National 4 and 5 courses have replaced Standard Grade some 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 only Some 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 judgement provides more evidence for presentation level Gives you practice in exam techniques and experience ‘the exam room’ before you sit any May/June SQA National 5 exams So 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 Support To maximise the time for learning and minimise the time for assessment!

5 S4 Prelim and Study Timetable PERIOD 1PERIOD 2PERIOD 3PERIOD 4PERIOD 5PERIOD 6PERIOD 7 MON 27/1/14 ENG ENG ENG ENG Soc Ed DSS C DSS D TUES 28/1/14 Mod St/ History Mod St/ History Geog+Bus F12 Geog+Bus F12 GEOG/BUS DSS C GEOG/BUS DSS WED 29/1/14 FRENCH FRENCH FRENCH FRENCH DRAMA/ TECH Maths F12+F13 DRAMA/ TECH + DSS Maths F12+F13 THURS 30/1/14 MATHS MATHS DSS Graph/Comp/ Admin F12+F13 Graph/Comp /Admin F12+F13 FRI 31/1/14 Graphics/ Comp/ Admin Graphics/ Comp/ Admin

6 S4 Prelim and Study Timetable PERIOD 1PERIOD 2PERIOD 3PERIOD 4PERIOD 5PERIOD 6 PERIOD 7 MON 3/2/14 F Chem F12+F13 Chem F12+F13 Chem Art F12+F13 Art F12+F13 TUES 4/2/14 ART ART Music F12 Music F12 MUSIC Biol F12+F13 MUSIC Biol F12+F13 WED 5/2/14 BIOLOGY N4/N5 PE Scotstoun N4/N5 PE Scotstoun THURS 6/2/14 ART ART ART ART ART Phys F12+F13 ART Phys F12+F13 FRI 7/2/14 PHYSICS PHYSICS DSS

7 TO ALL S4 LEARNERS …….

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 23 rd – Sunday 25 th May Cost: £230 Trip Includes: Harry Potter Studios, Sightseeing in London, a West End Show and a day at Alton Towers If you are interested see Mr Brown by FRIDAY 31 st of January!


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