S5 Pupils CfE Presentation

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S4/5 Parents CfE Presentation
Thursday 13th March 2014
Qualification Framework
Old System
Revised System
Curriculum for for
Excellence
1/2 Access 1 and 2
Access 1 and 2
National 1/2
1/2
3 Foundation S Grade
Access 3
National 3
3
4 General S Grade
Intermediate 1
National 4
4
5 Credit S Grade
Intermediate 2
National 5
5
6 Higher
Higher
Higher
6
7 Advanced Higher
Advanced Higher
Advanced Higher
7
Assessment in the New
Qualifications
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National 1/2/3/4 are entirely internally
assessed. 3 units plus a value added
task. They are pass/fail.
National 5/Higher/Advanced Higher have
3 internally assessed units and an
external examination. Graded A to D, with
A, B and C being passes.
S4 – S6 The Senior Phase
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S4 – 6 subjects English and Maths plus
4 others at N3, N4, N5.
S5 – 5 subjects at N3, N4, N5(Int2), H.
S6 – Minimum 4 subjects at N3, N4,
N5(Int2), H, AH.
Progression Routes
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National 5/Int2 in S4 - H in S5 - AH in
S6.
National 4/Int1 in S4 - N5 in S5 - H in
S6.
National 3 in S4 - N4 in S5 - N5 in S6.
However there will be subjects you can
start in S5 and S6 at N5 or Higher with
no previous study.
How to Choose!
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What am I good at?
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What do I enjoy?
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What do I plan to do in S6 if I stay on?
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What career might I follow after school?
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What do I need for my next steps?
How Not to Choose!
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I like/dislike that teacher!
My pal is doing that so I will as well so I
am in their class!
My brother/sister/parent liked that!
Advanced Higher or more Highers?
We would advise pupils going into S6 to:
 Consider additional Higher courses as well as
Advanced Highers.
 Consider 5 courses.
Why?
 Universities can request additional Higher
passes in different subjects rather than
Advanced Higher in the same subject and 5
courses shows commitment.
Finding Out About Courses.
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School website….
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www.westhillacademy.org
National Courses – click on the N3/4/5/H/AH
for details….
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http://www.westhillacademy.org/nationalcourse
s.htm
Planning for the future: Next Steps
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City & Guilds SCQF Level 5 Diploma
Vehicle Engineering
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Need National 4 in Maths, English and
preferably also with a Science or Technical
Studies.
Introduction to Beauty Therapy
(incorporating SVQ Level 1)
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Students must want to become a beauty
therapist, be genuinely interested in the
profession and have a minimum of three
National 4’s
Planning for the future: Next Steps
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HNC Early Education & Childcare
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HND Animal Care
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Typical applicants will be expected to have
two Highers, one of which must be English.
Typical applicants will be expected to have
two Highers, one of which should be
Biology
HND Textiles
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Typical applicants will be expected to have
a minimum of two Higher passes - one of
which should be Higher Art
•
Planning for the future: Next Steps
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Medicine Glasgow University
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Higher AAAAA - AAAABB
Chemistry and Biology and either Maths or
Physics. Must have English at either Grade
2 Standard Grade or an Intermediate 2.
Candidates are not considered for entry
from S5 and must complete S6 at High
School and are advised to achieve a
minimum of two Advanced Highers in S6 at
grades AB
Planning for the future: Next Steps
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Chemical Engineering Heriot Watt
University
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Higher AABB
Maths and Chemistry required
(This is Minimum more will be needed)
Advanced Highers at BB in Maths and
Chemistry plus AABB in Highers for level 2
entry that is straight to second year.
Planning for the future: Next Steps
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English and History Aberdeen University
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Higher BBBB obtained at a single sitting
required or BBBBC obtained over two sittings.
English at a minimum of Standard Grade (1,2,or
3) is also required.
(This is Minimum more will be needed)
Applicants with Advanced Highers only:
First Year Entry: A minimum of BCC.
Second Year Entry: A in the subject selected for
Single Honours plus CC, or AB in the subjects
selected for Joint Honours plus C.
The Choice Form…..
National 3
National 4 ( Intermediate1)
National 5 (Intermediate 2)
Higher
Advanced Higher
Art and Design
Art and Design
Graphic Communication
Design and Manufacture
Practical Craft Skills (Int 1)
Art and Design
Graphic Communication
Design and Manufacture
Practical Craft Skills (Int2)
Art and Design
Graphic Communication
Art and Design
Graphic Communication
Administration and IT
Computing Science
Administration and IT
Accounting
Business Management
Computing Science
Computing (Int2)
Information Systems (Int2)
Accounting
Business Management
Computing
Information Systems
Accounting
Business Management
English
English
Media
English
Media
English
Health and Food Technology
Fashion&Textile Technology
Hospitality:Practical Cookery
Health and Food Technology
Fashion&Textile Technology
Hospitality:Practical Cookery
Health and Food Technology
Fashion&Textile Technology
Hospitality: Practical Cookery
Hospitality:Practical Cake Craft
Geography
History
Modern Studies
Geography
History
Modern Studies
Geography
History
Modern Studies
Geography
History
Modern Studies
Geography
History
Modern Studies
Administration and IT
Computing Science
Some subjects do not currently have progression to Higher
AH PE performance unit will not be counted as a
Mathematics (Int2)
Mathematics
full course.
Mathematics (Int1)
Mathematics
French
German
Spanish
French
German
Spanish
French
German
Spanish
French
German
French
German
Drama
Music
Drama
Music
Drama
Music
Drama
Music
Drama
Music
Physical Education
Physical Education
Physical Education
Physical Education
P.E. Performance Unit Only
( not a full course)
N3/4 Biology
N3/4 Chemistry
N3/4 Physics
N3/4 Biology
N3/4 Chemistry
N3/4 Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
How to complete the form
• S4 should choose 5
courses from the list
• Put your choices in
order of importance
to YOU
• Make sure you put the
level
• Consult your Guidance
Teacher to ensure you
make the best choices.
• Write a RESERVE
choice in final box.
Choice
number
Subject
Level
1
English
H
2
Maths
H
3
Chemistry
H
4
Physics
H
5
Graphic
Communication
H
Computing Science
H
RESERVE
CHOICE
How to complete the form
Choice
number
Subject
• S5 should choose a
minimum of 4 courses
1
Maths
from the list
2
Chemistry
• Put your choices in
Business
order of importance
3
Management
to YOU
4
• Make
sure
you
put
the
Modern Studies
External providers
level
5
Psychology through community Education
as an evening
(if wanted)
• Consult
your
Guidance
class. Counts as a course.
Teacher
to ensure you
The Open University's Young Applicants in Schools Scheme
RESERVE
make
theforbest
(or YASS
short)choices.
Additional to courses.
Physics
CHOICE
• Write a RESERVE
choice in final box.
External
Yass
provider
Level
AH
AH
H
H
AH
Planning for the future
Choice for S5
Possible choice for S6
English H
Maths AH
Chemistry AH
Business Management H
Maths
H for S5
Choice
Chemistry
English N5H
Physics
H H
Geography
Graphic
Communication
H
Art & Design
H
Biology H
Accounts N5
Possible choice for S6
Modern Studies H
English H
Art & Design AH
Accounts H
Business Management H
Exceptions…
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Additional Support
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If a pupil is identified as needing additional
support then this becomes one of the choices
Identified pupils received a letter along with the
choice form explaining what to do
If you think you should have received a letter
and have not please contact guidance staff
Please Note
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It is hoped that we will be able to provide
most if not all pupils with their first four
choices.
However due to timetable considerations
we cannot guarantee that every
combination of courses will be possible or
that every course listed above will run.
This will depend on the numbers opting for
the course and available staffing.
Key dates
Thursday
13th March
S4/5 Parents Information
evening
Friday
14th March
Issue of S4,5,6 reports
Friday
21st March
Return of S4/5 Choice forms
Monday
2nd June
New TT S2,3,4

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