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1 Duncanrig Secondary School Parents as Partners S3 Information Evening Welcome

2 Duncanrig Secondary School Purpose of this evening Parents as Partners Provide you with:  Information regarding our Senior Phase curriculum and the new National Qualifications.  An opportunity to ask questions and talk to staff who can help and advise.

3 Duncanrig Secondary School Format of this evening Parents as Partners  Presentation  Q&A Session  Informal Chats

4 Duncanrig Secondary School New National Qualifications Previous National Qualification Access 1 and 2 Access 3 and Standard Grade Foundation Level Standard Grade General Level and Intermediate 1 Standard Grade Credit Level and Intermediate 2 Higher Advanced Higher New National Qualification National 1and 2 National 3 National 4 National 5 New Higher New Advanced Higher

5 Duncanrig Secondary School Pathways New National Qualifications School StageCurriculum/Qualifications S3Completion of Broad General Education S4National 4 and National 5 S5National 4, National 5 and Higher S6 National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

6 Duncanrig Secondary School S4 to S6 - Senior Phase Curriculum for Excellence Curriculum Structure S4 7 subjects S5/6 5 subjects

7 Duncanrig Secondary School S4 Model  English = 4 periods  Mathematics = 4 periods  5 subjects of choice = 5x4 periods  PE = 2; PSE = 1; RME = 1 Curriculum for Excellence

8 Duncanrig Secondary School S5/6 Model  English = 6 periods  4 subjects of choice = 4x6 periods  PE = 1; PSE/RME = 1 rotation Curriculum for Excellence

9 Duncanrig Secondary School Subject Review Process S4 Curriculum Choices  S3 Report (Friday 13 th February)  Parents Consultation Evening (Monday 23 rd February)  Option Interviews (Wed 25 th Feb)

10 Duncanrig Secondary School Subject Review Form S4 Curriculum Choices

11 Duncanrig Secondary School National 4 and National 5 Courses  Designed to run over 1 school year  Internal unit assessments  External exam for National 5 only S4 Curriculum Choices

12 Duncanrig Secondary School Assessment and Grading New National Qualifications National 4 Pass or Fail All units including an Added Value Unit are internally assessed by school staff and subject to external moderation by the SQA.

13 Duncanrig Secondary School Assessment and Grading New National Qualifications National 5 Units assessments are marked internally. Course assignment is externally assessed. Course exam is externally assessed and graded A to D or no award.

14 Duncanrig Secondary School Assessment and Grading New National Qualifications If a course exam is failed, the learner will receive credit for the Units he/she has achieved at that level. There is no automatic compensatory arrangement at any level.

15 Duncanrig Secondary School Appeals.... no more New National Qualifications There is no Appeals process with the new qualifications. Consideration of exam performance will be given in the case of illness or family bereavement only.

16 Duncanrig Secondary School Senior Phase Curriculum for Excellence Questions?


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