2 A bit about my school… A bit about me… 1000 pupil comprehensive school Wide catchment areaA bit about me…NQT Gaelic teacherFormer political researcherHistory geekDancerSinger, piper and mediocre pianistDegree in Scottish and Celtic StudiesGlutton for punishment
3 How and why we are delivering N5 Scottish Studies 4 periods a weekGroup of S6 students who have their entry requirements for uniChance for an additional qualificationVery little teaching involvedPromoting independent study skills to prepare pupils for university or college – deadlines, weekly targets, reflection on work.Encouraging students to follow their own interests within a Scottish contextDelivered by me with input and support from relevant departments in the school depending on different units selected.
4 Scotland in Focus unit: approach Open topicOpen media of presentation – some very ambitiousBrain storming and mind mappingJustifying choice and aimsFolio / evidence based approachWorkbooks
5 Scotland in Focus: activities Pupil 1 The Scottish witch hunts and how they affected the lives of ordinary people Play Pupil 2 Researching the reports of paranormal activity Edinburgh castle and the history behind the stories Historically researched creative writing Pupil 3 Analysing football rivalry in Glasgow and the north-east and assessing how far is it due to sectarianism Film Pupil 4 Alexander McQueen and his impact on global fashion Presentation Pupil 5 The ghost stories of Glamis castle and their historical truth Historically researched creative writing Pupil 6 The theories of metaphysics during the Scottish Enlightenment and the impact it had on religious practice in Scotland Essay
6 Scotland in Focus: evidence ChecklistMore evidence than is neededKeeping with aims for the course and unit with pupils of this stageIntroduction: why Scottish studiesMind mapSynthesis of questionsQuestion, aims and justificationResearch notes, pictures etcFinal piece of work and appendicesBibliography and resourcesReflection on topic as a whole and what you learned
7 IssuesOverall there are not that many issues in delivering the qualificationUCAS formApplying for approvalNot being able deliver the full range of unitsFuture issuesProbably more likely to deliver as a Higher with S6 students