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  1. S5/6 Options Information Evening Shawlands academy

  2. Jonathan Graham Depute Head Teacher Head of Fifth and Sixth Year Shawlands academy

  3. Programme • Why return to school? • Qualifications - An Explanation • Choosing Subjects • The Curriculum • Expectations • Support • Timeline and next steps • Results

  4. Why Return to School? • Study subjects to more advanced levels • Gain more or better qualifications • Broaden your range of interests and qualifications • Enhance career prospects • Obtain specific qualifications needed for intended career route • Develop your capacity to work with others and contribute to society. • Continue to learn in a safe and secure environment

  5. QUALIFICATIONS

  6. Qualifications – S4

  7. Qualifications – S5/6

  8. Progression

  9. Progression

  10. Progression

  11. Progression

  12. Progression Grade A/B Strong General

  13. Progression Grade A/B Strong General

  14. Progression Grade A/B Strong Credit Grade A/B Strong General

  15. Progression Grade A/B Grade A/B Strong Credit Grade A/B Strong General

  16. PROGRESSION

  17. CHOOSING SUBJECTS

  18. Which Subjects? Think about ..... • Career aspirations • FE/HE course aspirations and requirements • Strengths, best grades • Interests, preferences • Level of study (Higher / Int 2 / how many Highers?)

  19. SfW Cources (S5 & 6) Int. 2 Lab Science Int. 2 Energy Int. 1 Engineering Int. 1 Sport & Recreation Int. 1 Child Care And others Highers (S6) Psychology Media studies Sociology Photography Others? Advanced Highers TBC Talk to us! Other Courses In conjunction with local partners we may also be able to offer:

  20. The curriculum

  21. S5 Curriculum • Pupils study 5 subjects plus PSE • Choose one subject from each column. • Pupils should progress from S4 subjects • Also choose from ‘5X’ curriculum • Need flexibility? – Talk to us.

  22. S6 Curriculum • Pupils can progress or choose new subjects. • Pupils should have a full timetable consisting of: • 5 Subjects, or • 4 Subjects and DtC activities • In some circumstances pupils may be permitted a reduced timetable of: • 4 Subjects, or • 3 Subjects plus DtC activities • Pupils may opt into ‘5X’ Curriculum • Need flexibility? – Talk to us.

  23. 5X CURRICULUM Opportunity to • Engage in wider achievements activities. • Learn through recreational activities. • Include Physical Education in the curriculum. • Gain additional skills • Gain certification

  24. Determined to Contribute • Develop your capacity to work with others and contribute to society. • Focus on the person, skills and values • Opportunities include: • Paired reading • Subject classroom assistant • Paired reading • Classroom assistant in primary school • Work experience

  25. EXPECTATIONS

  26. Your Expectations • Good teaching • Support • Challenge • Regular tracking • Opportunities to develop • Demands • High expectations

  27. Our Expectations • A mature and focused approach to education • Working with staff • Full cooperation in 5 key areas: • Attendance • Punctuality • Uniform • Effort • Conduct

  28. Support • Depute Head Teacher • Pastoral Care Teacher • Subject Teachers and Department Heads • Careers Adviser • ‘Which Way Now?’ booklet (school website) • Course Planning Book • Web based resources • Planitplus.net • Careers-scotland.org.uk

  29. Timeline and Next Steps

  30. results

  31. Senior School Results • 3 Pupils pass 6 Highers at Grade A • 6 Pupils pass 5 Highers at Grade A • 33 Pupils achieve 5 Higher passes • Well above national average • Ranked top against comparator schools • 3rd best in Glasgow

  32. Senior School Results • Top, or very close top, of comparator school for 5+ Level 4, 5+ Level 5, and 5+ level 6 for S5 pupils • 38 Pupils achieved one or more Advanced Higher pass • Advanced Higher passes amongst best in Glasgow and near top of comparator schools.

  33. And Finally...... • Talk to us!