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Currie Community
High School
Senior Phase Parents Information Evening
January 2016
Welcome
 Doreen MacKinnon, Head Teacher
 Clive Walton, Depute Head Teacher (S4 Year Head)
 Alan McKinney, Depute Head T...
Aims of the Evening
 Course Choice process and support available
 Subjects and courses
 Progression routes from S4 – S6...
The Senior Phase S4 –
S6
 The Senior Phase offers our students the
opportunity to expend and deepen their learning as
the...
Reasons for returning
 Higher Education
 Further Education
 Christmas Leavers – applies to S4 and S5 only -
(d.o.b. 1 O...
Progression Routes
 CfE Level 3C or 3S in S3 can lead to National 4 or
possibly National 5 in the Senior Phase
 CfE Leve...
Pathways in the Senior
Phase
 All S3, S4 and S5 students will have a choice of 2
pathways to take them through the remain...
Pathway 1
 Students may choose to follow between 6 and 8 National
Qualifications and will be timetabled 3 periods a week ...
Pathway 2
 Students may choose to follow 5 National Qualifications
and will be timetabled 5 periods a week for each NQ.
T...
Which level?
 Highers are hard work for even the most able pupils
 National 5 is demanding and more challenging than
the...
Unit and Course
assessments
 National 3 and National 4 will be marked and
assessed by the school
 National 4 Courses wil...
21/1/16
2016-17 Senior Phase Pathway 1. Personalisation and Choice Sheet. Dummy Run
Pupil’s Name: ________________________...
Column A Column B Column C Column D Column E
Advanced
Higher *
Bus. Mgmt.
Home Ec: H&FT
History
Art & Design
Biology
Germa...
The Learning
Agreement
 Outlines the expectations of the school in terms of
commitment, behaviour, attendance and punctua...
Education Maintenance
Allowance - EMA
 This is a means tested weekly allowance for
students aged 16 – 19
 Payment is mad...
Expectations of S4, S5 and
S6
 Positive attitude and commitment
 Positive contribution to the life of the
school
 All s...
Timelines
 12 January Senior Phase Parents’ Information Evening
 29 February S4 Tracking Reports issued
 4 March S3 Rev...
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S3:4:5 senior phase parents information evening presentation january 2016

  1. 1. Currie Community High School Senior Phase Parents Information Evening January 2016
  2. 2. Welcome  Doreen MacKinnon, Head Teacher  Clive Walton, Depute Head Teacher (S4 Year Head)  Alan McKinney, Depute Head Teacher (S3 Year Head)  Hazel Moar, Pupil Support Leader
  3. 3. Aims of the Evening  Course Choice process and support available  Subjects and courses  Progression routes from S4 – S6  Support available during the process  Expectations of high standards and commitment from senior students  The Education Maintenance Allowance  Alternatives to returning to school
  4. 4. The Senior Phase S4 – S6  The Senior Phase offers our students the opportunity to expend and deepen their learning as they begin to build their portfolio of qualifications.  These qualifications will be a combination of academic qualifications as well as a range of qualifications which recognise wider achievements. These may include the SQA Employability Award; SQA Leadership Award; Saltire Award for volunteering; and/or the John Muir Award.
  5. 5. Reasons for returning  Higher Education  Further Education  Christmas Leavers – applies to S4 and S5 only - (d.o.b. 1 October – 28 February)  Can’t/Won’t get a job  Parents want them to
  6. 6. Progression Routes  CfE Level 3C or 3S in S3 can lead to National 4 or possibly National 5 in the Senior Phase  CfE Level 4C or 4S in S3 can lead to National 5 in the Senior Phase  National 4 may lead to National 5 or to another National 4 in another subject  National 5 can lead to Higher  Higher can lead to Advanced Higher
  7. 7. Pathways in the Senior Phase  All S3, S4 and S5 students will have a choice of 2 pathways to take them through the remainder of their school career and beyond. Students may move from one Pathway to another at transition points (S4-S5; S5-S6).
  8. 8. Pathway 1  Students may choose to follow between 6 and 8 National Qualifications and will be timetabled 3 periods a week for each NQ. Those choosing to follow 6 or 7 NQs will choose one or two Wider Achievement courses or Private Study and will be timetabled for each 3 periods a week.  Please note: to ensure success in National 5 courses in this model, students should continue with a subject which they have studied up to CfE Level 4.  All students must study English and Maths in this pathway. Students cannot study at Higher or Advanced Higher level in this pathway.
  9. 9. Pathway 2  Students may choose to follow 5 National Qualifications and will be timetabled 5 periods a week for each NQ. The following conditions apply in this pathway:  S4 students must study English and Maths.  One Wider Achievement option is permitted in this pathway.  Students in S6 may study 4 Highers or 3 Advanced Highers and have 1 or 2 columns for private study.  S4 and S5 students are not permitted Private Study in this pathway.
  10. 10. Which level?  Highers are hard work for even the most able pupils  National 5 is demanding and more challenging than the credit course  Take advice and make an informed choice using: • Entry requirements • Reports • Pupil Support Leaders • Subject leaders
  11. 11. Unit and Course assessments  National 3 and National 4 will be marked and assessed by the school  National 4 Courses will be made up of Units, including an Added Value Unit. In order to achieve a Course at National 4, learners will need to pass all Units plus an Added Value Unit assessment  National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Courses will also include Units that are assessed and marked by the school. In order to achieve a Course at National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher, learners must pass all Units plus a Course assessment.
  12. 12. 21/1/16 2016-17 Senior Phase Pathway 1. Personalisation and Choice Sheet. Dummy Run Pupil’s Name: ___________________________________________ C lass: __________________ ·! All pupils following Pathway 1 will continue to study English, Maths, PE, Personal & Social Education and Religious & Moral Education. ·! Please put ‘1’ beside your 1st choice and ‘2’ beside your 2nd choice. ·! It is important to note that courses will not run if there is insufficient uptake in the dummy run. C Science D Modern Languages E Social Subjects F Expressive Arts G Technologies H Specialisation Biology French Geography Art & Design Business Education Art & Design Chemistry German History Drama Computer Science Biology Physics XL Modern Studies Music Design & Manufacture Computer Science Geog. French PE (H&WB & EA) Health & Food Technology Graphic Comm. JET RMPS Physics Geography Wider Achieve- ment (with SQA units eg Leadership Development, Volunteering) Wider Achieve- ment (with SQA units eg Leadership Development, Volunteering) Chemistry Health & Food Technology
  13. 13. Column A Column B Column C Column D Column E Advanced Higher * Bus. Mgmt. Home Ec: H&FT History Art & Design Biology German Graph. Comm. Modern Studies RMPS Art & Design Geography Physics English Maths Chemistry Computing Science Drama French Music Higher Bus. Mgmt. Design & Man. English Home Ec: L&CS History Media Studies Art & Design Biology German Graph. Comm. Modern Studies Physics RMPS Art & Design Chemistry Geography History Modern Studies P.E. Physics Music Tech. English Maths P.E. Accounting Biology Chemistry Comp. Science Drama French Maths Music Sociology National 5 Bus. Mgmt. Design & Man. English Hospitality: (Practical Cookery) Art & Design German Graph. Comm. Hospitality: (Cake Making) Laboratory Skills Physics RMPS Art & Design Chemistry Geography History Modern Studies Music Tech. P.E. NPA*** Web Design Fundamentals Creative Ind. English Hospitality (Practical Cookery) Maths P.E. Practical Woodworking Retailing Spanish College** Accounting Biology Comp. Science Drama French Lifeskills Maths Maths Music National 4 Bus. Mgmt. Design & Man. English Art & Design Graph. Comm. RMPS Physics Art & Design Geography History Modern Studies Music Tech. P.E. P.E. Practical Woodworking Comp. Science Drama Lifeskills Maths Music Biology
  14. 14. The Learning Agreement  Outlines the expectations of the school in terms of commitment, behaviour, attendance and punctuality  Is signed by all of our senior students and is a contract between the students and the school  Is essential for all students applying for an Educational maintenance allowance –EMA Students who fail to meet these expectations can be asked to leave.
  15. 15. Education Maintenance Allowance - EMA  This is a means tested weekly allowance for students aged 16 – 19  Payment is made directly to the students’s bank account  Payment is based on attendance and effort and can be withheld if targets are not met
  16. 16. Expectations of S4, S5 and S6  Positive attitude and commitment  Positive contribution to the life of the school  All students will go into positive destinations, employment, training, Further or Higher Education  All students will achieve their potential
  17. 17. Timelines  12 January Senior Phase Parents’ Information Evening  29 February S4 Tracking Reports issued  4 March S3 Reviews of Learning and Profiles completed  8 March S4 Parents Consultation  18 March S5/6 Tracking Reports issued  21 March S5/6 Parents’ Consultation  25 March S3/4/5 Course Choice completed and S5/6 Tracking Reports completed

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