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1 Parent Consultation Event 8 th October 2014 Prestwick Academy

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3 * Skills for life * Qualifications for the future * Wider achievement * Personal support * Offering different routes

4 Skills KnowledgeRelevance P1-4 P5-7 S1-2 S2-3 S4-6 Second Level First Level Third Level Fourth Level Learning pathways with a focus on exit qualifications Curriculum Areas

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6 Developing our senior phase – S4 – S6 Opportunities for blended learning School CommunityVocational(flexible) University College

7 Prestwick Academy – SENIOR LEARNING PATHWAYS – Session 2014 – 2015 Name: _______________________________ ___________________ Class: ________ Column AColumn BColumn CColumn DColumn E Advanced Higher Geography Mathematics Biology English Computing Science Chemistry History Music (see overleaf) Physics Art & Design *S6 Pathways Programme College Option (see overleaf) College Option (see overleaf) YASS (Open University) YASS (Open University) YASS (Open University) YASS (Open University) YASS (Open University) Leadership - Year Book Leadership – Young Fundraisers Personal Development - Community Involvement Work Experience/ Shadowing Work Experience/ Shadowing Personal Development – Community Involvement Personal Development - Community Involvement Voluntary work – Saltire award Voluntary work – Saltire award Higher Bus Management Geography History Mathematics Modern Studies Biology Chemistry English Modern Studies Physics Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies Administration & IT Human Biology Computing Science French Graphic Communication Mathematics Art & Design Chemistry English Graphic Communication History Music (see overleaf) Art & Design Bus. Management Geography Human Biology Music (see overleaf) Physical Education Physics Spanish National 4/5 Bus. Management Geography History Mathematics Modern Studies Biology English Modern Studies Practical Metalworking Physics Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies Administration & IT Biology Computing Science French Graphic Communication Mathematics Practical Woodworking Travel and Tourism Art & Design Chemistry English Music (see overleaf) Games Design Web Design Fundamental College Option (see overleaf) Art & Design Bus. Management Geography Hospitality (Pract. Cookery) Hospitality (Pract. Cake Craft) Physical Education Spanish College Option (see overleaf) Choice Level:

8 Higher Education % Further Education % Training % Employment % Voluntary Work % Activity Agreement % Unemployed Seeking % Unemployed Not Seeking % Not Known % % Pos% Other

9 S5/6 – 5 columns S4 – 7 certificated qualifications S1-S3 BGE– including S3 learning pathways Senior phase - structure for

10 S6 Advanced Higher Higher National 5 S5 Higher National 5 National 4 S4 National 5 National 4 National 3 Senior Phase Qualifications

11 Unified S4/5/6 – 6 pathways S1-S3 BGE– including S3 learning pathways Senior phase Consideration of structure for ? Consideration of structure for ?

12  S4-6 Unified Cohort  Increased variety of courses and options  Working collaboratively with partners  Positively changes the ethos of the senior school Pathways to Success = Improved Positive Destinations

13 * Build on what they achieved during the broad general education which took them up to 3 rd year; * Follow a learning pathway that is suited to their ability and what they plan to do when they leave school; * Continue to build their literacy and numeracy skills; * leave school at the end of S4 if they choose to with qualifications that help them make the step into work, training or further education; * Build up important, skills for learning, life and work.

14 * Most young people were presented for up to 7 qualifications in S4, 5 qualifications in S5 and up to 5 qualifications in S6 – totalling 17 qualifications over the three years of the Senior Phase.

15 * Young people in S3 this year will have the opportunity of being presented for 6 qualifications in S4, 6 in S5 and 6 in S6 – leading to at least 18 qualifications over the three years of the senior phase * This revised model means we can use the same option form across S4-S6.

16 Pathway ABCDEF S6 5 periods Choice Wider Achievement College S5 5 periods Choice Wider Achievement College S4 5 periods Choice College Employability Choosing a curriculum pathway?

17 “The University of Aberdeen currently does not stipulate a minimum number of Standard Grade and/or Intermediate 2 qualifications. This will be extended to include National 5 subjects. “ “We remain committed to promoting a fair admissions policy to ensure we give equal consideration to candidates who apply on time and who possess the necessary knowledge and skills, irrespective of the route travelled through the Senior Phase, S4 to S6.” “In at least one of the Senior Phase years – S4 or S5 or S6, there is an expectation that a minimum of three Highers or Advanced Higher subjects are studied and presented for examinations.”

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