Presentation on theme: "S3 Elective Choices. Sports literacy Do you love sport? Then this is for you! We will be looking at how people in sports communicate – journalists, coaches,"— Presentation transcript:
S3 Elective Choices
Sports literacy Do you love sport? Then this is for you! We will be looking at how people in sports communicate – journalists, coaches, players, commentators and fans – through both spoken and written texts. We will be having some guests come in to speak to the group as well!
Writing for Children Do you have a favourite story from when you were little? What is it about that story that sticks in your mind? Is it the pictures, the rhyme, the content, the ending of the story that made it a favourite? Would you enjoy researching what makes a good story for young children? Would you like to write your own story suitable for young children? Would you then like to read it to children in a local primary school and experience their reactions to it? Could you be the next budding children story writer? You never know, your story may end up being someone’s favourite story!
English and the Gaming World Warning: This elective is not about playing games! The course will be looking at how English as a subject can prepare people for a career in gaming. Which English skills would you need to become a game critic or a game designer? As part of the course, you will discuss game reviews and write/present your own. You will also be introduced to Game Development, looking specifically at how setting, plot and characters are developed, with a view to developing your own game concept. And you might even meet some professional game developers (subject to availability)! The course might also explore other aspects of gaming, such as how it has changed the way we think and learn.
Greek Mythology What is Greek Mythology? The people of ancient Greece shared stories called myths about the gods, goddesses, and heroes in which they believed. These exciting stories explained natural phenomena that could not be explained by science in the ancient world. Why Should We Study Greek Mythology? The Ancient Greek culture has been kept alive by the oral and later written stories handed down through thousands of years. Modern plays, novels, television programmes, movies and even advertisements refer to Greek gods, goddesses, heroes and their stories. It’s fun - adventurous and exciting stories to delight and entertain us. What Will You Learn About? The Ancient Greeks Stories and Symbols of Greek Gods and Goddesses Creatures in Greek Mythology The Underworld and the River Styx
Debating Enjoy getting your point across? Enjoy researching the pros and cons of an argument? Then the Debating Elective is for you!
Scots Language and Song Discover the languages of Scotland through the medium of song! As well as looking at all the interesting languages that are present in our country, we will also be looking at music and doing some group singing!
Talk Like an Anglo Saxon! How has language evolved over the last 1500 years or so? This course will explore the history of language through lots of interesting resources – including Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales - and involve group performances (maybe even to an outside audience!)