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Lourdes Secondary. Supporting Attainment in S4. Supporting Attainment Evening. Mrs P Lennon – Headteacher Mr D McNulty – DHT with responsibility for S4. Lourdes Secondary SQA Results 2012. Lourdes Secondary SQA Results 2012. Lourdes Secondary SQA Results 2012.

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Lourdes secondary

Lourdes Secondary

Supporting Attainment in S4


Supporting attainment evening
Supporting Attainment Evening

  • Mrs P Lennon – Headteacher

  • Mr D McNulty – DHT with responsibility for S4


Lourdes Secondary SQA Results 2012




Lourdes Secondary Attendance 2012

Wider Achievement

Joseph Rafter & Alana McKechnie

Outstanding contribution to St Margaret of Scotland

Youth Group Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

“Amazing & brilliant!”


Evaluation

“The picture at Lourdes is really positive and

I can see real improvements coming through at

all levels, which is great…”

Maureen McKenna

Executive Director of Education

August 2012



The pupil experience
The Pupil Experience

  • Supported Study

  • Saturday morning classes

  • Monitoring and Tracking

  • Ongoing partnership with home


Successful approaches to homework and study
Successful Approaches to Homework and Study

  • Attend supported study and Saturday morning workshops

  • Use appropriate revision websites

    • BBC Bitesize

    • SQA website

  • Work through past papers

  • Homework Planner

  • Attendance

  • Target Setting

    • Negotiated

    • On Track

  • Supported Study


Subject specific requirements
Subject Specific Requirements

  • Folios

    • Computing

    • English

    • Graphics

    • French

  • Practical work

    • Accounts

    • Admin

    • Art

    • Biology

    • Chemistry

    • Physics

    • Music

    • PE


English
English

  • There are three elements to the course:

    • Talk and Listening

    • Reading

    • Writing

    • One third of the final grade is awarded for Talk and this is assessed internally.

    • A folio of work consisting of five pieces of extended writing is completed by pupils and sent to SQA. This accounts for 1/3 of the exam.

    • The external exam accounts for 1/3 of the overall grade.


French
French

  • SG French involves 4 elements -

    • Speaking

    • Reading

    • Listening

    • Writing

  • Speaking is assessed by class teacher and accounts for 1/3 of overall mark

  • Writing – Pupils complete a folio which is submitted to the SQA. This equals 1/6 of the mark.

  • 50% of the overall grade is determined before the exam

  • The final exam will cover reading and listening


Graphics
Graphics

  • Comprises of 3 components, each worth 1/3 of the final grade

    • Knowledge and Interpretation

    • Drawing Abilities

    • Illustration & Presentation

  • Illustration & Presentation is assessed through the pupil’s folio which completed by December

  • 2/3 of the courses is therefore assessed at the external exam


Computing
Computing

  • Pupils must prepare a Folio of work before the Final Examination. This should include 5 pieces of coursework. It will consist of the following –

    • One project

    • Two pieces of programming work

    • Two pieces of non-programming work

  • This element will account for 40% of the final mark

  • The final exam will account for the remaining 60% of the pupil’s grade


Programme of guidance and support
Programme of Guidance and Support

  • October Monitoring exercise & report

  • November Supported Study Programme

  • Dec Prelims

  • January S4 full report

  • January Parents’ Evening

  • Feb Confirmation of levels

  • Feb / March Supported Study Programme

  • March Pastoral Care Interview

  • Ongoing…..progress & attendance checks


Important dates
Important Dates

  • 11th October – Issue of S4 Tracking Report

  • 10th – 19th December – Prelims

  • 24th January – Full S4 Report issued

  • 29th January – S4 Parents’ Evening

  • 26th April – SQA exams begin

  • Supported study is ongoing across the session

  • Saturday Study Workshops to be arranged


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