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1 Curriculum for Excellence levels 1&2 in Primary School 3&4 in S1 – S3

2 New qualifications from next session Information for current S2

3 National 3 (Foundation) National 4 (General) National 5 (Credit/Int 2) New Higher New Advanced Higher What are they called?

4 National 3 and National 4 - internally assessed - no final exam National 5, Higher, Adv H - internally assessed - external final exam How are they assessed?

5 S3 - Broad General Education ‘Specialisations’ to prepare for S S4 - Senior Phase Nat 3 / Nat 4 / Nat 5 What will current S2 pupils sit?

6 S5 - Senior Phase Nat 3 / Nat 4 / Nat 5 New Higher S6 - Senior Phase Nat 3 / Nat 4 / Nat 5 New Higher and new AH What will current S2 pupils sit?

7 S3 and Senior Phase Curriculum 11 March 2013 S2 Parents

8 The story so far … S1 - range of subjects, broad curriculum, with opportunities for Inter-Disciplinary Learning (IDL) S2 – continuation of broad curriculum and opportunities for IDL; introduction of “electives” in some curricular areas

9 S EnglishMathematics RMEPSE Social Subjects SciencesFrenchICT ArtMusic Home Economics / Technical PE

10 S EnglishMathematics RMEPSE Social Subjects (including Elective) Sciences (including Elective) FrenchICT Art / Music Home Economics / Technical PE Elec -tive

11 S3 Core – all pupils study: English (4 periods) Maths (4 periods) Physical Education (3 periods) Personal & Social Education (2 periods) Religious & Moral Education (1 period)

12 S3 Specialisation – maintaining a broad curriculum: 2 discrete Social Studies 2 discrete Sciences 2 discrete Expressive Arts / Modern Langs 2 discrete Health and Wellbeing / Technology / Modern Langs (each of the above are studied for 2 periods)

13 S EnglishMathematics PSE Social Studies 1 Social Studies 2 Science 1Science 2RME PE Expressive Arts 1 Expressive Arts 2/ French HWB / Tech 1 HWB / Tech 2 / French PE

14 Example: Social Studies 1 Social Studies 2 Science 1Science 2 Geography Business Media Sts History Modern St Biology Physics Biology Chemistry Moving On

15 Making Choices - Example Social Studies 1Social Studies 2 Business Studies Geography Media Studies History Modern Studies CHOICE First Choice Business StudiesHistory Second Choice Geography

16 Time-scale 11 MarchParents’ info evening 12 MarchPupil assembly – booklet and form 13 MarchParents’ consultation evening 18 MarchCompleted forms returned to J Farrell

17 Level 4 in S3 Pupils will continue to work at a level suitable to their progress from S2. Most pupils will be working at Level 4. In most subjects, pupils will begin preparatory work for their NQs in S4 during their second and third terms.

18 Progressing to the Senior Phase At the end of S3, pupils will choose which subjects they will continue to study for their National Qualifications. There will be a common choice sheet for S4-6 Pupils may choose from a mixture of new National Qualifications (N3, N4, N5), Highers and Advanced Highers according to their ability and in discussion with staff. To allow progression, subjects grouped together in S3 will continue into Senior Phase as appropriate.

19 Progression into S4: Most S4 pupils will choose to study subjects at National 3, National 4, and National 5. All pupils will take English and Maths Pupils choose an additional 5 subjects (continuing courses they have taken in S3). Pupils will also have 1 period each of Core PE and Personal & Social Education.

20 Progression into S5/6 Most pupils in S5 choose subjects from the range of National Qualifications and Highers offered, according to their ability. In addition, pupils in S6 will be able to choose from a menu of Advanced Highers. Pupils should choose courses which continue from their earlier studies, unless opting for a “crash” course not previously offered, e.g. National 5 Accounts. Pupils will have an additional 5 periods of Core, including Leadership for S6.

21 Exemplar Pathway S3-6 Pupil X Strong in both English and Maths with a flair for ICT. Considering a career in Business Management S3 Takes English, Maths, Business Studies, Modern Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Music, PE, French S4 Takes Drama, French, Biology, Business Studies, English, Maths S5 Takes National 5 Accounts, National 4/5 Music, H Business Management, H English, National 4/5 Modern Studies S6 Takes H Accounts, National 5 PE, H Maths, H French Leaves school to follow either an HND course at college or a degree course at university.

22 Progression into S5/6 Most pupils in S5 choose subjects from the range of National Qualifications and Highers offered, according to their ability. In addition, pupils in S6 will be able to choose from a menu of Advanced Highers. Pupils should choose courses which continue from their earlier studies, unless opting for a “crash” course not previously offered, e.g. National 5 Accounts. Pupils will have an additional 5 periods of Core, including Leadership for S6.

23 S2/3 CHOICES PROCESS TIMEPLAN FOR CHOICES  MONDAY 11 MARCH - INFORMATION EVENING  TUESDAY 12 MARCH –ASSEMBLY and SPECIALISATION PACKS ISSUED  WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH – S2 PARENTS EVENING  MONDAY 18 MARCH – RETURN SPECIALISATION SHEETS TO MRS FARRELL  CHOICES CONFIRMED BY START OF MAY

24 S2/3 CHOICES PROCESS WORK WITH PUPILS IN SOCIAL EDUCATION: Interests Interests Strengths and weaknesses Strengths and weaknesses Careful analysis of report cards and progress checks Careful analysis of report cards and progress checks How to make good decisions How to make good decisions How to access information How to access information Considering range of subjects on offer and their suitability to the individual and awareness of balance and breadth to ensure range of future options Considering range of subjects on offer and their suitability to the individual and awareness of balance and breadth to ensure range of future options Considering a range of careers available, qualifications required, skills required, the nature of the work involved Considering a range of careers available, qualifications required, skills required, the nature of the work involved

25 S2/3 SPECIALISATION PROCESS WORK WITH PUPILS IN PSE Options should be discussed with the following people: Family (including older brothers and sisters) Pastoral Teacher Subject Teachers Friends TAKE ADVICE!!!!

26 S2/3 CHOICES PROCESS S2 ACTION PLAN FUTURE PATHWAY At the moment I intend to : Leave after S4S5S6 Go to college afterS4S5S6 Get a job afterS4S5S6 Go to University afterS5S6 Or I am unsure at this stage

27 Confirmation/Communication Parents/carers will be informed of final choices by letter at the end of April / start of May Parents/carers will be informed of final choices by letter at the end of April / start of May


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