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1 James Gillespie’s H.S. Curriculum Update Evening Thursday 22 January 2015

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3 Broad General Education

4 Progression Pathways

5 Our Pathways S5 5 X 5 Higher or National 5 2 x PE, 1 x PSE S4 8 at National 4 or 5 Courses. Sit Exams at end of S4. 2 x PE, 2 x RE 1 x PSE Core Pathway Young People have followed Level 3 & Level 4 courses in S3 Linking in to N4 & N5 courses

6 National Qualifications  N4 – Units / Added Value Unit / Pass or Fail / No external exam  N5 – Units / External exam or coursework or Assignment / Graded A –D  Higher – Units / External exam / Graded A-D  AH – Units / External exam / Graded A-D  NPA – National Progression Awards – Internal assessment qualification awarded at N3- N7 levels.  Skills for Work Courses – Internal assessments / variety of levels  Recognising Positive achievement – N5 course not achieved.

7 Appeals  The appeals are now called ‘results service’  Exceptional circumstances  Post results service – Clerical check / Markers review

8 What are we currently doing Review of BGE and impact on new S4 and S5 pupils Parent Focus group on coursing for S5/6 Parental questionnaire on Course Choices Pupil questionnaire in relation to BGE / Senior Phase Staff questionnaire in relation to BGE / Senior Phase Preparing for the New Qualifications.

9 Next Steps Look at implementing a course choice that reflects feedback from all interested parties A course choice evening that gives parents and pupils the most up to date and important information. A straw poll with pupils in S4 / S5 An updated course choice form for S4 / S5 pupils New qualifications offered

10 More Information        content/uploads/2014/10/nutshells_pathway_P1.pdf

11 Thank You for listening and have a safe journey home.


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