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Building Capacity Planning for the senior phase. Prestwick Academy. Curriculum For Excellence. Broad General Education. Senior phase. Developing since 2008/9 ‘learning beyond the walls of the school”. Why?. Promoting choice, challenge and enjoyment Meeting the needs of learners

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Building Capacity

Planning for the senior phase

Prestwick Academy


Curriculum For Excellence

Broad

General

Education

Senior phase

Developing since 2008/9

‘learning beyond the walls of the school”


Why?

  • Promoting choice, challenge and enjoyment

  • Meeting the needs of learners

  • Independent learning

  • Developing the ‘softer skills’

  • Give them the best chance – times are tough with reduced opportunities and increased competition!


Skills Development Scotland

Ayr College

ASDA

STEP

Open University

South Ayrshire Council

Volunteer South – Ayrshire

CLD

Business links e.g. GE CAL, Gordon Murray Architects

Partnerships


Curriculum for Excellence

Transition to the Senior Phase - Year 1 and beyond

S3

  • Final year of the Broad General Education

  • More Personalisation & Choice/ Depth / Progression

Senior Phase

Year 1

2013-14


Senior phase Entitlements


Senior phase - structure for 2013-14

S5/6 – 5 columns

S4 – 7 certificated options

S1-S3 BGE– including S3 learning options


Senior phase

Consideration of structure for 2015-16?

Unified S4/5/6 – 6 options

S1-S3 BGE– including S3 learning options


Collegiate approach to planning across all schools

Headteachers’ Strategic Leadership Forum

Harmonised secondary school timetables – 33 periods

Developing a South Ayrshire Learning Campus

Travel columns: Tuesday/Thursday pm & Wednesday/Friday pm


Curriculum for Excellence in SAC

Developing our senior phase – S4 – S6

Opportunities for blended learning

School

University

Vocational

(flexible)

Community

College


Examples

“Get an HE headstart with YASS”

  • MCMC Strategy groups

  • ASDA– S5/6

  • Open University YASS – S6

  • Work Experience/Work shadowing

  • Community Involvement/Volunteering

  • Ayr College courses e.g Psychology/Skills for Work/HN units

  • CLD – Peer Educator programme

  • Duke of Edinburgh

    Certification/Recognition of Achievement

    e.g. SQA/Saltire Award/Youth Achievement Award/DoE/ASDAN


Employability programme – Work Out!

Aims

  • To provide a challenging and enjoyable programme of vocational experience

  • To deliver the programme across a range of vocational areas.

  • To provide links and pathways which will encourage progression onto training, further education or employment.

  • To facilitate the achievement of nationally recognised awards.


Work Out

  • Benefits For Pupils:

    • High Quality Work-Related Learning

    • Additional Relevant Qualifications

    • Build knowledge and understanding of the workplace, what employers may expect of them and what they should expect from employment.

    • Work Reference/Possible Job


Accreditation

  • Core Skills

    Working with Others Intermediate 1

  • Personal Development

    Self and Work Intermediate 1

  • Skills for Customer Care Intermediate 1


Prestwick Academy Options available 2012-13


Use of GLOW


Developing essential skills

Blended learning – case study

  • Chloe, S5

  • ASDA, 1 day per week during November

  • City & Guilds award – ‘Introduction to Retail’

  • December 2012 - assessment

  • Ayr College - ‘step into learning programme’

  • School based learning


Developing essential skills

Blended learning – case studies

  • Scott, S6

  • Community learning – Southcraig Campus,

  • SQA award, Int 2 Community Involvement plus a Saltire award

  • School based learning – 4 Highers

  • (RMPS, Geo, Philosophy, English)

  • Community – Peer Educator,

  • Youth Achievement Platinum award, scqf level 7


Developing essential skills

Blended learning – case study

  • Eilidh, S6

  • Open University:Young Applicants in School Scheme

  • Work shadowing – Council Lawyer–

  • 8 weeks – 2 afternoons per week,

  • School based learning: 2 Ad H plus 1 H

  • Community – Peer Educator,

  • Youth Achievement Platinum award, SCQF level 7


Prestwick Academy

What’s next?

Further planning and developing capacity to meet the needs of learners.


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