S5 Pupils CfE Presentation

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S3 Parents CfE Presentation
Monday 3rd 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
from 2013/14.
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S4 – 6 subjects English and Maths plus
4 others at N3, N4, N5.
S5 – 5 subjects at N3, N4, N5, H.
S6 – Minimum 4 subjects at N3, N4,
N5, H, AH.
Progression Routes
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N5 in S4 - H in S5 - AH in S6.
N4 in S4 - N5 in S5 - H in S6.
N3 in S4 - N4 in S5 - N5 in S6.
(The S4 Choice Sheet shows Higher Courses available
this year.)
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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 S5 and 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!
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.
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 for
details….
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http://www.westhillacademy.org/nationalcourse
s.htm
The Choice Form…..
National 3
National 4
National 5
Accounting and Business Management are only on
Art and Design
Art and Design
Art and Design
offer at
one level. A National
4
in
Business
may
be
Graphic Communication
Graphic Communication
Design
andbeen
Manufacture
Design and Manufacture
available if additional work
has
done.
Practical Woodworking
Practical Woodworking
Administration and IT
Computing Science
Administration and IT
Computing Science
Administration and IT
Computing Science
Accounting
Business Management
Health and Food Technology
Fashion and Textile
Technology
Hospitality: Practical Cookery
Health and Food Technology
Fashion and Textile Technology
Hospitality: Practical Cookery
Health and Food Technology
Fashion and Textile Technology
Hospitality: Practical Cookery
Science courses split into two levels. Advice was
given
in reports. Please follow
this.
Geography
Geography
Geography
History
History
History
Some
subjects
do
not
currently
have
progression
Higher
Modern
Studies
Modern
Studies
Modern
Studies
If a pupil attempts a National 5 science course and to
French
French 4 pass may be
French
is unsuccessful
then a national
German
German
German
possible
at that level has been
Spanishif an additional unit
Spanish
Spanish
Drama
Drama
Drama
done.
Highers available this
session in S5/6
Art and Design
Graphic Communication
Computing
Accounting
Business Management
Geography
History
Modern Studies
French
German
Spanish
Music
Music
Music
Drama
Music
Physical Education
Physical Education
Physical Education
Physical Education
N3/4 Biology
N3/4 Chemistry
N3/4 Physics
N3/4 Biology
N3/4 Chemistry
N3/4 Physics
N5 Biology
N5 Chemistry
N5 Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Media Studies
English
Media Studies
Mathematics
Potential
Subject
Subject(s) in S1 to 3 indicating Potential
Art and Design
Graphic Communication
Design and Manufacture
Practical Craft Skills
Art
Technology/Art
Technology/Art
Technology
Administration and IT
Accounting
Business Management
Computing Science
Computing/Business Education
Mathematics
Business Education/English/Social Studies
Computing/Business Education
Health and Food Technology
Fashion and Textile Technology
Hospitality: Practical Cookery
Home Economics/Science
Home Economics
Home Economics
Geography/History/Modern Studies
Social Studies
French/German/Spanish
Modern Languages
Drama
Music
Drama/English
Music
Physical Education
PE
Biology/Chemistry/Physics
Science/Mathematics
How to complete the form
• You should choose 4
Subjects from the list
• Put your choices in
order of importance
to YOU
• Make sure for sciences
you put N3/4 or N5
• Consult your Guidance
Teacher to ensure you
make the best choices.
• Write a 5th RESERVE
choice in final box.
Choice number Subject
1
N5 Chemistry
2
N5 Physics
3
4
RESERVE
CHOICE
Business
Management
Graphic
Communication
Computing Science
Planning for the future
Choice for S4
Possible choice for S5
English
EnglishHH
Maths
Chemistry
Art
& Design
HH
Physics H H
Geography
Maths
N5 Chemistry
Geography
N5 &
Art
Physics
Design
Business&Management
Fashion
Textiles
Graphicand
Design
Communication
Manufacture
BusinessCommunication
Graphic
Management HH
Computing
Admin
and IT
Science
N5 N5
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 4 choices
This applies to most pupils who have attended
small groups with a Learning support teacher in
S3.
Pupils should know if it applies to them.
If anyone is unsure 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
26th February
S3 Parents Evening
Monday
3rd March
S3 Parents Information evening
Friday
14
21thst March
Return of S3 Choice forms
Monday
2nd June
New TT S2,3,4
The S3 Profile
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All pupils across Scotland in S3.
Profile is a record of their “latest and best”
achievements both in and out of school to
mark the end of the Broad General Education.
Completed on “I-Can” through GLOW in
school and at home.

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