Presentation on theme: "Building the Curriculum for Berwickshire High School A framework for learning and teaching for our pupils."— Presentation transcript:
Building the Curriculum for Berwickshire High School A framework for learning and teaching for our pupils
The Purpose of CfE is to … Develop a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18 wherever learning is taking place, whether in schools, colleges or other settings.
The Curriculum Definition “ The curriculum is the totality of experiences and learning outcomes which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated.”[Building the Curriculum 3]
Definitions ‘Learning Outcomes’ set out what the child or young person will be able to explain, apply or demonstrate Experiences refer to the quality and nature of the learning experience in developing attributes and capabilities in our young people and promotes active engagement, motivation and depth of learning.
Five Levels of Outcomes & Experiences LevelStage EarlyThe pre-school years and P1 or later for some FirstTo the end of P4, but earlier or later for some SecondTo the end of P7, but earlier or later for some Third and FourthS1 to S3, but earlier for some The fourth level broadly equates to SCQF level 4 Senior phaseS4 – S6 and college or other means of study
Curriculum Areas Outcomes and Experiences are grouped in the following curriculum areas : ScienceLanguagesMathematics Social StudiesExpressive ArtsHealth & Wellbeing Religious & Moral EducationTechnology
Senior Management Team RectorDepute Languages [English & M. Languages] Social Subjects [History, M. Studies, Geography, RMS] Science [Biology, Physics, Chemistry] Technology [Computing, B. Management, D & Technology] Creative & Aesthetic [Art, Music] Mathematics [Numeracy] Health & Well-being [P.E, H.E] Enterprise [New Post] Assessment/Attainment [New Post]
The Principle of a Broad and General Education in S1 to S3 All pupils are expected to achieve all learning outcomes and experiences up to and including Level 3 by the end of S3 across all curriculum areas.
A General Model for ensuring a broad and general education… Social Subjects Science Technologies Expressive Arts Health & Well-being Language Religious & Moral Education
BHS CfE Curriculum Model S1 CfE integrated courses [based on the Learning Outcomes and Experiences of CfE levels 2 & 3] S2 – S3 CfE courses based on Learning Outcomes and Experiences of CfE levels 3 & 4 S4 – S6 National 4, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher and the Scottish Baccalaureate for Science and Languages
The benefits of S1 Options… an avoidance of the S2 momentum dip maintaining the principle of a broad and general education ensuring an enriched experience an increase in pace and challenge maintaining discrete subjects which prepares the student for the Senior Phase An opportunity for students to explore a particular interest in a given curriculum area
Strategies to Ensure a Broad & General Education S1 Integrated Courses Sampling of Each Curriculum Area Thematic approaches to Learning Project approaches Core Periods
National 4, National 5, Higher and A. Higher CfE levels 2 – 4 Discrete subject courses from CfE levels 3, 4 and/or National 4, National 5 Courses.
Cross-cutting Themes Literacy Numeracy Health and Wellbeing Enterprise Citizenship ICT
Strategic Planning Group Committees Learning & Teaching LiteracyNumeracy [S. Steele][PT Languages [P. Adair + + S. Steele]A. Christie] Health & Well-being Enterprise [PT H &W + [New PT + A. Christie] A. Christie]
Building the Curriculum… a new architecture for a new age