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Senior Phase Options Evening 11 February 2015. Outline of Evening Introductions Overview- Mrs Mohamed Course Choice Process- Ms Gordon Progression routes-

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1 Senior Phase Options Evening 11 February 2015

2 Outline of Evening Introductions Overview- Mrs Mohamed Course Choice Process- Ms Gordon Progression routes- Mrs Mohamed Pupil Perspective- Heather Smith S4, Kirsten Hume S5 Important Considerations- Mrs Williamson College course- Shelley MacKenzie, NesCol Conclusion- Mrs Mohamed Staff available for individual questions at the end of evening

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4 The Senior Phase S4-S6 A three year plan A range of subjects – School & College Units and Courses Courses at different levels Offers challenges and success for all One record of qualifications achieved, this record is updated over time by SQA

5 Course Choice Process Senior Phase

6 ABCDEF Advanced HigherMaths English (may be City Campus provision) Physics (may be City Campus provision) Chemistry Modern Studies Biology Higher English Accounting Business Management Computing Science Design & Manufacture Graphic Communication Maths Art & Design Geography* History Modern Studies Psychology (S6 only) English Biology Chemistry Physics German* Maths Chemistry History Modern Studies French* PE Engineering Science Graphic Communication Business Management Administration & IT RMPS (S6 only) Art & Design Music Physics S5 Enhancement Media PE Fit for Fifth App Creation and Web Design Creative Industries Woodwork Sociology Practical Cake Craft Fit for Fifth Photography Mandarin PE National English Biology Chemistry Physics History Music Maths Geography* PE Hospitality Biology Chemistry Skills for Work Engineering (Nat 5) Work Experience German* History Modern Studies Business Management Graphic Communication Art & Design French* Administration & IT Accounting Computing Science Design & Manufacture Engineering Science Early Education & Childcare SFW Work Experience English** Mandarin Modern Studies Maths** Engineering Science RMPS

7 Moving into S4 6 National courses (Maths and English for all) Balanced curriculum Think about progression to S5 and beyond. Class teachers will discuss possible levels for S4 (classes may be bi-level) PSE / RME

8 DateProcessActions S3 Briefing at the HWB day  Guidance teachers will issue the course choice booklet and choice form. They will go through the course choice process with pupils Information Evening for New S4  SMT to give a presentation Issue survey monkey instructions for new S4  Pupils discuss choices at home and with Guidance teacher S3 Parent’s evening  Parents meet with teachers Survey monkey for new S4 goes live  Pupils to enter choices at home Survey Monkey closes  Pupils should have their choices entered

9 ColumnSubjectLevel A National B C D E ENGLISH National 4 National 5 National 5 over 2 years F MATHS National 4 National 5 National 5 over 2 years

10 Moving into S5 5 full courses (can include 1 work experience) Choose 1 enhancement PSE and study Class teachers will make recommendations SubjectEnglishMathsChemistryBiologyGeographyFrench LevelNat 5Nat 4Nat 5 Predicted Grade CPassBBAB

11 ColumnSubjectLevel*Teacher Approved Signature Recommended level if Not approved A Higher National National B Higher Higher National National C Higher National D Higher National National E Higher National National F Higher National

12 Date ProcessActions Tuesday 27 th and Wednesday 28 th January Issue course choice booklets and course choice sheet Guidance teachers to explain the process Friday 6 th FebruaryNational reports issued Monday 26 th January Friday 20 th February Student Options Sheets Completed Pupils gather recommendations from staff for subjects they wish to do Wednesday 11 th February Information eveningSMT to give presentations Friday 20 th FebruaryS5 Course Choice Sheets to Guidance teachers Pupils hand completed Options forms to Guidance teachers

13 LearnerPathway 1 N5 English Maths Physics Chemistry French Art AAAAAAAAAAAA Higher Higher Higher English Maths Physics Chemistry French Possible sixthhigher?Higher Biology -

14 LearnerPathway 2 N5 English Maths Biology Art PE History CBBACCCBBACC Higher Higher Higher Higher English Maths Biology Art N5 Modern Studies

15 Learner Pathway3 N4 English Maths Chemistry Physics Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass N5English N5Chemistry Design Art &ManufactureN5 D&M Art 5 th columnWork Experience or thisLearner may choose to NC course which can go to North East College to study a lead on to HNC, HND and degree level courses.

16 Pupil Perspective- Heather S4 Currently doing N5- Maths N5- English N5- Biology N5- Chemistry N5- Art & Design N5- History

17 Pupil Perspective- Kirsten Currently in S5 S4 SubjectsS5 Subjects N4 MathsN5 Maths N5 EnglishHigher English N5 Admin & IT N5 Business ManagementHigher Business Management N5 Modern StudiesHigher Modern Studies N5 Art & DesignHigher Art & Design

18 Important Considerations Process Seek advice- myworldofwork.co.uk Talk

19 Staff available at the end for individual questions

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