HERE - Westhill Academy

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S3 Parents Presentation 7.00 pm Thursday 19 February 2015

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 



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 





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 

For pupils the progression can be…

N4 > N5 > H > AH 



However there will be subjects you can start in S5 and S6 at N5 or Higher with no previous Senior Phase study. The choice sheet shows the Higher courses that are available this year. (NO guarantees for next year!)

How to Choose! 

What am I good at?



What do I enjoy?



What do I plan to do in S5 and S6 if I stay on?



What career might I follow after school?



What do I need for my next steps?

How Not to Choose! 





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 

City & Guilds SCQF Level 5 Diploma Vehicle Engineering 



Need National 4 in Maths, English and preferably also with a Science or Technical Studies.

Introduction to Beauty Therapy (incorporating SVQ Level 1) 

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 

HNC Early Education & Childcare 



HND Animal Care 



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 

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 

Medicine Glasgow University 



Higher AAAAA - AAAABB Chemistry and Biology and either Maths or Physics. Must have English at National 5 or above. 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 A/B.

Planning for the Future: Next Steps 

Chemical Engineering Heriot Watt University 



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 

English and History Aberdeen University 



Higher BBBB obtained at a single sitting required or BBBBC obtained over two sittings. English at National 5 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 Careers... 

http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

Finding Out About Courses… 



School website….  www.westhillacademy.org National Courses – click on the N3/4/5 for details….  http://www.westhillacademy.org/nationalcourses.htm  http://www.npfs.org.uk/nationals-in-a-nutshell

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 Media/English/Social Studies Computing/Mathematics

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 Maths N5 Chemistry Geography N5 & Art Physics Design Business&Management Fashion Textiles Graphicand Design Communication Manufacture

EnglishHH Maths Chemistry Art & Design HH Physics H H Geography Graphic Communication Business Management HH Computing Admin and IT Science N5 N5

Exceptions… 

Additional Support 



 

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… 



It is hoped that we will be able to provide most pupils with their first four choices. However due to staffing and 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 subject specialist staffing.

Key Dates Thursday 19th February

S3 Parents Information evening

Wednesday 25th February

S3 Parents Evening

Tuesday 2nd March

Return of S3 Choice forms

Monday 1st June

New TT S2,3,4

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