Consultation Evening

Report
Prestwick Academy
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Parent Consultation Event
8th October 2014
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*Skills for life
*Qualifications for the future
*Wider achievement
*Personal support
*Offering different routes
Skills
Relevance
Knowledge
Fourth
Level
Third
Level
Second
Level
S2-3
S1-2
P5-7
First
Level
P1-4
S4-6
Curriculum Areas
Learning
pathways with a
focus on exit
qualifications
Developing our senior phase – S4 – S6
Opportunities for blended learning
University
School
Vocational
(flexible)
Community
College
Prestwick Academy – SENIOR LEARNING PATHWAYS – Session 2014 – 2015
Advanced
Higher
*S6 Pathways
Programme
Name: _______________________________ ___________________ Class: ________
Column A
Column B
Column C
Column D
Column E
Geography
Mathematics
Biology
English
Computing Science
Chemistry
History
Music (see overleaf)
Physics
Art & Design
College Option
(see overleaf)
College Option
(see overleaf)
YASS
(Open University)
Leadership - Year Book
Leadership – Young
Fundraisers
YASS (Open University)
YASS (Open University)
YASS (Open University)
YASS (Open University)
Personal Development Community Involvement
Personal Development Community Involvement
Work Experience/
Shadowing
Work Experience/
Shadowing
Personal Development Community Involvement
Voluntary work –
Saltire award
Personal Development Community Involvement
Voluntary work –
Saltire award
Art & Design
Bus. Management
Geography
Human Biology
Music (see overleaf)
Physical Education
Physics
Spanish
Art & Design
Bus. Management
Geography
Hospitality (Pract. Cookery)
Hospitality (Pract. Cake Craft)
Physical Education
Spanish
College Option (see overleaf)
Personal Development –
Community Involvement
Higher
Bus Management
Geography
History
Mathematics
Modern Studies
Biology
Chemistry
English
Modern Studies
Physics
Religious, Moral and Philosophical
Studies
Administration & IT
Human Biology
Computing Science
French
Graphic Communication
Mathematics
Art & Design
Chemistry
English
Graphic Communication
History
Music (see overleaf)
National 4/5
Bus. Management
Geography
History
Mathematics
Modern Studies
Biology
English
Modern Studies
Practical Metalworking
Physics
Religious, Moral and Philosophical
Studies
Administration & IT
Biology
Computing Science
French
Graphic Communication
Mathematics
Practical Woodworking
Travel and Tourism
Art & Design
Chemistry
English
Music (see overleaf)
Games Design
Web Design Fundamental
College Option (see overleaf)
Choice
Level:
Level:
Level:
Level:
Level:
Higher Further
Activity
Unemployed
Training Employment Voluntary
Unemployed
Not
Education Education
Agreement
Not Seeking
%
%
Work %
Seeking %
Known %
%
%
%
%
46.5 23.8 1.6
22.2
0.5
5.4
% Pos
% Other
94.6 5.4
Senior phase - structure for 2014-15
S5/6 – 5 columns
S4 – 7 certificated qualifications
S1-S3 BGE– including S3 learning pathways
Senior Phase Qualifications
S6
Advanced
Higher
Higher
S5
Higher
National 5
National
5
National 4
S4
National 5
National 4
National 3
Senior phase
Consideration of structure for 2015-16?
Unified S4/5/6 – 6 pathways
S1-S3 BGE– including S3 learning pathways
Curricular Pathways
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

S4-6 Unified Cohort
Increased variety of courses and options
Working collaboratively with partners
Positively changes the ethos of the senior school
Pathways to Success = Improved Positive Destinations
* Build on what they achieved during the broad general
education which took them up to 3rd year;
* Follow a learning pathway that is suited to their ability and
what they plan to do when they leave school;
* Continue to build their literacy and numeracy skills;
* leave school at the end of S4 if they choose to with
qualifications that help them make the step into work,
training or further education;
* Build up important, skills for learning, life and work.
* Most young people were presented for up to 7 qualifications
in S4, 5 qualifications in S5 and up to 5 qualifications in S6 –
totalling 17 qualifications over the three years of the Senior
Phase.
* Young people in S3 this year will have the opportunity of
being presented for 6 qualifications in S4, 6 in S5 and 6 in S6 –
leading to at least 18 qualifications over the three years of
the senior phase
* This revised model means we can use the same option form
across S4-S6.
Choosing a curriculum pathway?
Pathway
S6
5 periods
A
B
C
D
E
F
Choice
Choice
Choice
Choice
Choice
Wider
Achievement
College
S5
5 periods
Choice
Choice
Choice
Choice
Choice
Wider
Achievement
College
S4
5 periods
Choice
Choice
Choice
Choice
Choice
Choice
College
Employability
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“The University of Aberdeen currently does not stipulate a
minimum number of Standard Grade and/or Intermediate 2
qualifications. This will be extended to include National 5
subjects. “
“We remain committed to promoting a fair admissions policy
to ensure we give equal consideration to candidates who apply
on time and who possess the necessary knowledge and skills,
irrespective of the route travelled through the Senior
Phase, S4 to S6.”
“In at least one of the Senior Phase years – S4 or S5 or S6,
there is an expectation that a minimum of three Highers or
Advanced Higher subjects are studied and presented for
examinations.”
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