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S5/6 Options Information Evening Shawlands academy
Jonathan Graham Depute Head Teacher Head of Fifth and Sixth Year Shawlands academy
Programme • Why return to school? • Qualifications - An Explanation • Choosing Subjects • The Curriculum • Expectations • Support • Timeline and next steps • Results
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
Progression Grade A/B Strong General
Progression Grade A/B Strong General
Progression Grade A/B Strong Credit Grade A/B Strong General
Progression Grade A/B Grade A/B Strong Credit Grade A/B Strong General
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?)
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:
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.
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.
5X CURRICULUM Opportunity to • Engage in wider achievements activities. • Learn through recreational activities. • Include Physical Education in the curriculum. • Gain additional skills • Gain certification
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
Your Expectations • Good teaching • Support • Challenge • Regular tracking • Opportunities to develop • Demands • High expectations
Our Expectations • A mature and focused approach to education • Working with staff • Full cooperation in 5 key areas: • Attendance • Punctuality • Uniform • Effort • Conduct
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
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
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.
And Finally...... • Talk to us!