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Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards St Modan’s High School St Modan’s High School 81st Session SENIOR SCHOOL OPTIONS.

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1 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards St Modan’s High School St Modan’s High School 81st Session SENIOR SCHOOL OPTIONS Parents’ Information Evening 3 rd February 2015

2 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards PRAYER Be near us Father as we meet today Inspire our thoughts and light our understanding Guide us towards your vision for our school and grant that we may wisely lead and ever humbly serve, this community of St Modan’s entrusted to our care Amen

3 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Outline: Welcome & Introduction: Eilidh Wynd and Maddie Hatch Senior School Information: Mr B McGurk Courses, Assessment & Reporting:Mr B McGurk Important Points:Mr S Curran Important Dates:Mr S Curran Curricular Options:Mr J Mitchell Enhancement Options:Mrs C Friel Pathways & Progression:Mrs M Cowie Personal, Social & Spiritual Education: Mrs A Shandley Final Points:Mr R O’Neill

4 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards General Senior School Information: Decision to return to school for a fifth or sixth year is an extremely important one Senior pupils should be looking to not only achieve academic success but equally important is the opportunity to fulfil their potential as young men and women, ready to embrace the challenges of the future Most S4 Pupils should plan their options over 2 years Pupils should build upon success and look towards future destinations. Not advisable to re-sit subjects unless likely to increase grades by 2. Commit to the full year & Increased pupil responsibility for their own learning Free Choice for S5 and S6 pupils (no column based options form) - New S5 to choose 5 from the 8 subjects studied in S4

5 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards 5 SQA Qualifications National 1 National 2 National 3 National 4 National 5 Higher Advanced Higher BM

6 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards How are Nationals assessed? - In-School Assessment – UASP and AVU NAT 1 TO 4 NAT 5 HIGHER ADVANCED HIGHER -In-School & External Assessment BM

7 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Sources of Information SQA Subject pages The National Parent Forum of Scotland: Nationals in a Nutshell Highers in a Nutshell 7

8 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards 8 Progression S4 into S5 N3 MATHS N4 COMPUTING N3 FRENCH N5 PE N4 BIOLOGY N4 ART N3 HISTORY N4 ENGLISH S5 Subjects N5 Art N5 English N5 Computing N4 Maths Higher PE

9 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Progression S4 into S5 N5 MATHS N5 MODERN STUDIES N5 FRENCH N5 PE N5 SPANISH N5 MUSIC N5 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT N5 ENGLISH S5 Subjects Higher PE Higher English Higher Business Man Higher Spanish Higher Maths

10 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Progression S5 into S6 N5 MATHS N5 MODERN STUDIES HIGHER CHEMISTRY HIGHER PHYSICS HIGHER ENGLISH S6 Subjects Higher Maths Friday College Advanced Higher Physics Advanced Higher Chemistry Enhancement - Leadership

11 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Important Points: Senior School Prospectus Application Form – demonstrate commitment Enhancement Options (S6) Options Interview – Member of SMT or PT PSD

12 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Important Dates: 30 th Jan/2 nd Feb:S4/5 Assembly Application Form will follow in PSD 3 February:Parents’ Information Evening – Prospectus Out March:Friday College Applications (S4/S5) 26 February:Application Forms due to PSD 4 March:S4 Options Interviews – Ruber Aurum 5 March:S5 Options Interviews – Ruber Aurum Follow-up: August: Re-interview if req’d: letters sent (Summer hols)

13 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Options Add form (JM)

14 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Curricular Options: Summary Choose 5 options Choose one reserve Indicate the preferred level Enhancements - S6 only S6 choose only 1 enhancement option Entry requirements - Pay close attention to these when planning progression (Prospectus) Interviews will be conducted by a member of SMT or a PT PSD Address questions in the first instance to relevant PT PSD

15 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Options Add form (JM) M ModanS5 Mr Smith      R

16 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Enhancement Information

17 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards FVC Courses College Skills for Work Courses Skills for work – Creative Industries (National 5) Skills for work – Construction Crafts (National 4) Early Education and Childcare - (National 4) Hair and Beauty (City and Guilds Award) NPA Sound Production (SCQF Level 6) Hospitality (National 4) Psychology – Higher And many more…. ( 1 day per week – 1 year) HNC Courses Computing Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Sports Coaching And many more… (1 day per week - 2 year)

18 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards

19 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Pathways & Progression: If students choose not to stay on at school, what are the options? Remain on the academic route? Apply for college (must see Julia Mitchell/ Fiona Lafferty Careers Adviser) Winter Leaver – pupils going into S5 whose 16th birthday is between 1 October and end of February. Exceptional entrant to college. Apply for University (although not common after S5. Students must see PSD teacher)

20 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Take the working route? Apply for a Modern Apprenticeship (must see Julia Mitchell) Employability Fund Targeted Pathways to Apprenticeships Apply for training (must see Julia Mitchell)

21 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards UCAS Applications: Key Dates in process - Early Sept 2015: Tutors allocated to pupils - End of Sept 2015: 1 st draft of Personal Statement and Higher Education reports from teachers completed - Nov 2015: Pupil application and Tutor references complete Personal Statement - Why me?, why this course?, what have I achieved so far? - Strengths, skills, achievements, success - Goals and future aspirations - Demonstrate skills and positive character traits - Must all be relevant to the course applying to PSD input - Research opportunities, advice, support, relationship

22 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Senior School Personal, Social & Spiritual Development: S5 and S6 Conferences Peer Support and Buddying Leadership Opportunities Chaplaincy S6 Council Interfaith Day HWB, PE & RE Values – the things that make St. Modan’s pupils who they are!

23 Sapientia et Gratia - In wisdom and Grace Setting the Highest Standards Final Points What is realistic and best for my child? Personalisation - the key to meeting individual needs Imaginative solutions required Curricular and Pastoral support Partnership – staff, pupils and parents Make the most of every opportunity – Getting the best for everyone ‘one young person at a time’


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