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1 Calderglen High School S3 CfE INFORMATION EVENING 6 th September 2012

2 This Evening’s Intentions  CfE -What’s gone before?  CfE - Where are we now?  CfE - What lies ahead?  Homework Diary Planner- so what?  What do you do when you study?  What else can parents do to help?

3 Cfe - What’s gone before? Broad general education through experiences and outcomes at first, second and third levels. Active learning in the classroom – skills for the 21 st century. Personalisation and choice. Connections across subject boundaries- interdisciplinary learning.

4 CfE – Where are we now? Choice – 8 subjects, some with new titles, but continuity with S1, S2. Choice – but still broad education, still active learning, still Skills for 21 st century. Broad education still based on experiences and outcomes now mainly fourth level. Masterclass menu.

5 CfE – Where are we now? Curricular Areas Mathematics Language Social studies Scientific studies Technology Expressive arts Health and Wellbeing Masterclasses Journalism Costume design Cosmetology Film production Radio Calderglen Songcraft Creative writing Electronics Outdoor education Languages for life Apps for good Games programming Young sports leader Patisserie Art academy

6 What lies ahead? Preparation for Senior Phase. Be Here, Be Prepared, BeHave. Regular homework and study. Interim report 15 th Nov Parents evening 12 th Mar Options programme end 27 Mar 2013 Exam diet 15 th April – 10 th May Full parental report 5 th Jun 2013.

7 Senior Phase what we used to call S4/5/6. years of National Qualifications. S4 pupils choose 7 subjects, 4 periods per week. Nat 3 or Nat 4 or Nat 5 in each subject S5 and S6 pupils choose 5 subjects, 6 periods per week. Nat 5 or Higher or Advanced Higher in each subject.

8 National Qualifications Nat 3 equivalent to Foundation level, assessed in school Nat 4 equivalent to General level and Int 1, assessed in school Nat 5 equivalent to Credit level and Int 2, assessed by national exam Higher remains, assessed by national exam Advanced Higher remains, assessed by national exam

9 Homework Diary Planner – So What?  Vital to organisation and meeting deadlines.  Ongoing communication between home and school.  How are S3 pupils and parents asked to use them? 

10 What do you do when you study? “Get to your room and …” What do they do when they get there? Study styles Read Write summary notes Mind mapping Verbalise

11 What else can parents do to help ? 1.Show an interest 2.Help organise study 3.Give positive encouragement

12 1. Show an interest Be aware of what is going on in school. Ask how they’re doing. Have a look at homework. Check deadlines are being met. Homework Diary Planners.

13 2. Help organise study Study and homework routine. Encourage realistic approach. Study space Keep books and jotters in one place Along with pens pencils rulers rubbers calculators protractors Build in rewards Encourage to talk

14 3. Give positive encouragement Spend time on strengths

15 In Conclusion We want to help you to help your son or daughter. Pupil Support Managers addresses on school website.


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