Presentation on theme: "Rebecca Lavery, Head of the Advanced Higher Hub"— Presentation transcript:
1 Rebecca Lavery, Head of the Advanced Higher Hub Chloe Watson, Castlemilk HighGreg Stewart, Smithycroft SecondaryWendy Onabule, Springburn AcademyRoss Bradley, Rosshall Academy
2 Universities Scotland “The approaches to learning and teaching and the skills emphasised in CfE are, in many respects, bringing schools in line with those already in place or being developed within universities, and this may signal opportunities to extend collaborative activity.” (p. 13)Beyond the Senior Phase: University Engagement with Curriculum for Excellence Universities Scotland, May 2012.
3 GCU’s commitment to the common good GCU Recruitment and Outreach Department (UK ROD) undertakes the following initiatives with schools:The Routes for All programme working in fifteen Glasgow schools and GCU’s contribution to Focus West.The award winning Caledonian Club working in five Glasgow communities.The Schools and Colleges Engagement and Transition Team (SCETT) working in six Glasgow Secondary schools and all Scottish Colleges.UK Student Recruitment Department works across Scottish schools and UK wide schools at UCAS, Parents’ Evenings and Careers events.The Advanced Higher Hub working with partner schools
4 Why the Hub was createdGathered data on exam results from 357 S6 pupils across 11 secondary schools, 201291 A grades and no progression to Advanced Higher available160 B grades, again with no progression to Advanced HigherFor a variety of reasons, schools unable to offer a full range of Advanced HighersPupils studying Advanced Highers often sitting in bi-level/tri-level classes
5 Our PartnersScottish Funding Council- Regional Coherence Fund Bid, Dec 2012Glasgow City Council and school partners, May 2013 onwards
6 The Advanced Higher Hub aims to: Create greater partnership working between schools, colleges and universities as underpinned by CfEStimulate demand for Advanced Highers in targeted Glasgow schoolsSupplement and complement Advanced Highers on offer across the cityProvide pupils with the opportunity to follow a natural progression, with potential for 2nd year entry
7 The Hub in GCU19 partner schools100 young people132 SQA presentationsLocated on GCU campusSeven subjects at Advanced Higher levelPupils are enrolled as Associate Students of GCU and have access to all GCU facilities
8 Advanced Highers offered at the Hub EnglishMathsBiologyChemistryHistoryModern StudiesBusiness Management
9 The Hub timetableEach subject has two dedicated teaching blocks per week:Morning session: 9 am pmTwilight session: 4 pm pmgiving the recommended six hours study/teaching per week.Transport costs are met by SFC with contribution from Glasgow City Council.
10 Advanced Higher Hub Structures Support for PupilsAttendance MonitoringMonitoring and Tracking Pupil ProgressAssessment and ReportingQuality AssuranceSQA arrangements
11 What Next: Year Two Plans Participate in schools’ Options Events nowOffer the Scottish BaccalaureateBecome a SQA CentreMapping exercise with college and university partners - SCQF Level 7
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