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S3 Parents CfE Presentation Monday 3 rd March 2014
Qualification Framework Old SystemRevised SystemCurriculum for for Excellence 1/2 Access 1 and 2Access 1 and 2 National 1/2 1/2 3 Foundation S GradeAccess 3 National 3 3 4 General S GradeIntermediate 1 National 4 4 5 Credit S GradeIntermediate 2 National 5 5 6 HigherHigher Higher 6 7 Advanced HigherAdvanced Higher Advanced Higher 7
Assessment in the New Qualifications National 1/2/3/4 are entirely internally assessed. 3 units plus a value added task. They are pass/fail. National 5/Higher/Advanced Higher have 3 internally assessed units and an external examination. Graded A to D, with A, B and C being passes.
S4 – S6 The Senior Phase from 2013/14. S4 – 6 subjects English and Maths plus 4 others at N3, N4, N5. S5 – 5 subjects at N3, N4, N5, H. S6 – Minimum 4 subjects at N3, N4, N5, H, AH.
Progression Routes N5 in S4 - H in S5 - AH in S6. N4 in S4 - N5 in S5 - H in S6. N3 in S4 - N4 in S5 - N5 in S6. (The S4 Choice Sheet shows Higher Courses available this year.) However there will be subjects you can start in S5 and S6 at N5 or Higher with no previous study.
How to Choose! What am I good at? What do I enjoy? What do I plan to do in S5 and S6 if I stay on? What career might I follow after school? What do I need for my next steps?
How Not to Choose! I like/dislike that teacher! My pal is doing that so I will as well so I am in their class! My brother/sister/parent liked that!
Planning for the future: Next Steps City & Guilds SCQF Level 5 Diploma Vehicle Engineering Need National 4 in Maths, English and preferably also with a Science or Technical Studies. Introduction to Beauty Therapy (incorporating SVQ Level 1) Students must want to become a beauty therapist, be genuinely interested in the profession and have a minimum of three National 4’s
Planning for the future: Next Steps HNC Early Education & Childcare Typical applicants will be expected to have two Highers, one of which must be English. HND Animal Care Typical applicants will be expected to have two Highers, one of which should be Biology HND Textiles Typical applicants will be expected to have a minimum of two Higher passes - one of which should be Higher Art
Planning for the future: Next Steps Medicine Glasgow University Higher AAAAA - AAAABB Chemistry and Biology and either Maths or Physics. Must have English at either Grade 2 Standard Grade or an Intermediate 2. Candidates are not considered for entry from S5 and must complete S6 at High School and are advised to achieve a minimum of two Advanced Highers in S6 at grades AB
Planning for the future: Next Steps Chemical Engineering Heriot Watt University Higher AABB Maths and Chemistry required (This is Minimum more will be needed) Advanced Highers at BB in Maths and Chemistry plus AABB in Highers for level 2 entry that is straight to second year.
Planning for the future: Next Steps English and History Aberdeen University Higher BBBB obtained at a single sitting required or BBBBC obtained over two sittings. English at a minimum of Standard Grade (1,2,or 3) is also required. (This is Minimum more will be needed) Applicants with Advanced Highers only: First Year Entry: A minimum of BCC. Second Year Entry: A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus CC, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus C.
Finding Out About Courses. School website…. www.westhillacademy.org National Courses – click on the N3/4/5 for details…. http://www.westhillacademy.org/nationalcourse s.htm http://www.westhillacademy.org/nationalcourse s.htm
The Choice Form….. National 3National 4National 5 Highers available this session in S5/6 Art and Design Graphic Communication Design and Manufacture Practical Woodworking Art and Design Graphic Communication Design and Manufacture Practical Woodworking Art and Design Graphic Communication Administration and IT Computing Science Administration and IT Computing Science Administration and IT Computing Science Accounting Business Management Computing Accounting Business Management Health and Food Technology Fashion and Textile Technology Hospitality: Practical Cookery Health and Food Technology Fashion and Textile Technology Hospitality: Practical Cookery Health and Food Technology Fashion and Textile Technology Hospitality: Practical Cookery Geography History Modern Studies Geography History Modern Studies Geography History Modern Studies Geography History Modern Studies French German Spanish French German Spanish French German Spanish French German Spanish Drama Music Drama Music Drama Music Drama Music Physical Education N3/4 Biology N3/4 Chemistry N3/4 Physics N3/4 Biology N3/4 Chemistry N3/4 Physics N5 Biology N5 Chemistry N5 Physics Biology Chemistry Physics Media StudiesEnglish Media Studies Mathematics Accounting and Business Management are only on offer at one level. A National 4 in Business may be available if additional work has been done. Science courses split into two levels. Advice was given in reports. Please follow this. If a pupil attempts a National 5 science course and is unsuccessful then a national 4 pass may be possible if an additional unit at that level has been done. Some subjects do not currently have progression to Higher
Potential SubjectSubject(s) in S1 to 3 indicating Potential Art and Design Graphic Communication Design and Manufacture Practical Craft Skills Art Technology/Art Technology Administration and IT Accounting Business Management Computing Science Computing/Business Education Mathematics Business Education/English/Social Studies Computing/Business Education Health and Food Technology Fashion and Textile Technology Hospitality: Practical Cookery Home Economics/Science Home Economics Geography / History / Modern StudiesSocial Studies French / German / SpanishModern Languages Drama Music Drama/English Music Physical EducationP E Biology / Chemistry / PhysicsScience/Mathematics
How to complete the form Choice numberSubject 1 N5 Chemistry 2 N5 Physics 3 Business Management 4 Graphic Communication RESERVE CHOICE Computing Science You should choose 4 Subjects from the list Put your choices in order of importance to YOU Make sure for sciences you put N3/4 or N5 Consult your Guidance Teacher to ensure you make the best choices. Write a 5th RESERVE choice in final box.
Planning for the future Choice for S4 English Maths N5 Chemistry N5 Physics Business Management Graphic Communication Possible choice for S5 Maths H Chemistry H Physics H Graphic Communication H Computing Science N5 Choice for S4 English Maths Geography Art & Design Fashion & Textiles Design and Manufacture Possible choice for S5 English H Art & Design H Geography H Business Management H Admin and IT N5
Exceptions… Additional Support If a pupil is identified as needing additional support then this becomes one of the 4 choices This applies to most pupils who have attended small groups with a Learning support teacher in S3. Pupils should know if it applies to them. If anyone is unsure please contact guidance staff
Please Note It is hoped that we will be able to provide most if not all pupils with their first four choices. However due to timetable considerations we cannot guarantee that every combination of courses will be possible or that every course listed above will run. This will depend on the numbers opting for the course and available staffing.
Key dates Thursday 26 th February S3 Parents Evening Monday 3 rd March S3 Parents Information evening Friday 21 st March Return of S3 Choice forms Monday 2 nd June New TT S2,3,4 14 th
The S3 Profile All pupils across Scotland in S3. Profile is a record of their “latest and best” achievements both in and out of school to mark the end of the Broad General Education. Completed on “I-Can” through GLOW in school and at home.