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S2 Choice. Why are we here?  To improve parents understanding of the theory behind “A Curriculum for Excellence”  To improve parents understanding and.

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1 S2 Choice

2 Why are we here?  To improve parents understanding of the theory behind “A Curriculum for Excellence”  To improve parents understanding and awareness of the choice process.  To understand what the progression there is to national awards  To understand the transition to new National qualifications

3 Curriculum for Excellence  “Curriculum for Excellence” has been introduced to raise standards of learning and teaching for all 3 to 18 year olds. It aims to help prepare children and young people with the knowledge and skills they need in a fast changing world’.  Throughout pupils S1 to S3 education it is anticipated that they will focus on the development of skills.

4 Stages of Learning

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6 S3 Curriculum Entitlement S1/2 courses in Chryston High School will mostly focus on level 3 Experiences and Outcomes. As pupils move from S2 we still have to ensure:  a broad general education  coverage of level 3 E&Os  Provide time in S3 for deeper learning which will allow pupils to be presented for a greater number of subjects later in S3 or at the start of S4 – Beginning of Senior Phase.

7 Junior school model We will ensure that all 8 curricular areas of CfE are covered:  Languages and Literacy  Mathematics and Numeracy  Sciences  Social Studies  Expressive Arts  Technologies  Religious and Moral Education  Health and Wellbeing

8 Choice form

9 The near future  Jan 19 th – Option Booklets issued to pupils and discussed in PSHE  Feb 4 th – Parents Information Evening  Feb 25 th – S2 parents  Feb 27 th – Completed option forms returned  Between now and Feb 27 th each pupil will have lessons in PSHE to explain the options process and look at careers.  Each pupil will be issued an choice booklet  Each pupil will have an individual interview with Pupil Support to discuss careers and options for course choice.

10 Role of Pupil Support  In PSHE each PS teacher will speak to pupils about what the choice process is.  They will look at the choice booklet and offer any advice.  Allows pupils to ask questions and find out their own “need to know” information.  Each pupil will have an individual options interview and will discuss subjects, grades and career prospects.  This can help to identify what subjects may be essential to particular careers.  At this time the final choice form will be issued

11 Your role?  Discuss report card, what does your child enjoy? What are they doing well in? What career path would they like to follow?  Ask your Son / Daughter why they are picking subjects?  Discuss alternative choices  Ask advice from staff at parents evening.  Above all – be supportive, pupils will have an idea of what they are good at, what they enjoy and that should be enough to guide them along the right lines.

12 My role?  I use the pupils choice to generate columns of classes which are used to timetable the school.  I will endeavour to try to “fit in” all student choices.  I will contact pupils and parents should there be any issue with any choices they have made.

13 New Qualifications  Replaced with new National qualifications  National 3 / Access 3  National 4  National 5  Pupils should be beginning these certificated courses later in S3 or at the beginning of S4 and would be presented at the end of S4.  These courses will be the same as the ones they choose in S3.

14 Additional info – CFE website, includes information for parents -info on new qualifications GOOD LUCK


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