2A 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
3How 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.
4Scotland in Focus unit: approach Open topicOpen media of presentation – some very ambitiousBrain storming and mind mappingJustifying choice and aimsFolio / evidence based approachWorkbooks
5Scotland 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
6Scotland 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
7IssuesOverall 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