The 8 subjects pupils choose in S3 will allow them to ...

The 8 subjects pupils choose in S3 will allow them to ...

Senior Phase Course Choice 2019 Parents Information Session Senior Phase Course Choice 2019 Parents Information Session Curricular & Course Choice Process Pauline Walker Pathways into University Claire Forsman, Edinburgh University DYW Michelle Fenwick and Neil Pederson Edinburgh College Scott Rodger My World Of Work ambassadors

S3 Broad General Education At the end of S2, pupils make a choice. They study up to 8 subjects and this is within the curricular areas. S3 follow a skills based courses for 2 blocks a week. English 4bpw Maths 4bpw Mod Lan Social Sub Science Expressive Technology

3bpw 3bpw 3bpw 3bpw 3bpw Free Choice

3bpw Core Academies 4bpw PE x 2, 2bpw RME, PSE The 8 subjects pupils choose in S3 will allow them to continue studying 7 of them at Level 3/4/5 in S4.

Column 1 English Column 2 Maths Column 3 Choice 3 Column 4 Choice 4

Column 5 Choice 5 Column 6 Choice 6 Column 7 Choice 7 4bpw 4bpw

4bpw 4bpw 4bpw 4bpw 4bpw Core

PE (2) PSE (1) RMPS (1) They will then select 5 in S5 and 3/4 in S6 Column 1 Column 2 Column 3

Column 4 Column 5 OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 OPTION 4 OPTUION 5 L5 (4 blocks) L5 (4 blocks) L5 (4 blocks)

L5 (4 blocks) L5 (4 blocks) L6/7 (6 blocks) L6/7 (6 blocks) L6/7 (6 blocks) L6/7 (6 blocks) L6/7 (6 blocks) Core X2 Core Our Course Choice Process S3 Senior Course Choice & Recommendations Issued S3 Course Choice with Guidance

28/01/2019 28/02/2019 S4 Recommendations Sent Home S4 Parents Evening S4 Course Choice with Guidance 01/02/2019 04/02/2019 07/02/2019 S5/6 Recommendations Sent Home

S5-6 Parents Evening S5 Course Choice with Guidance 01/02/2019 19/02/2019 22/02/2019 Our Course Choice Process Decisions on entry will be based on Next Target Grade/Further Study as contained in your child's tracking report. The recommended entry for progression into Higher is a Next Target Grade C5 or better and for AH a B4 or better.

In your tracking report teacher made recommendations in the Teachers Action Plan. For your options to be approved you must follow these recommendations. Our Course Choice Process Pupils in S5 who opt for English or Maths at N5 will be timetabled for 6 blocks per week. There is an option in S5 to study Higher English and Higher Maths

over two years. You child may have been recommended for this. Depending on the precise combination of courses being followed, pupils studying a combination of Highers and Nationals courses may have gaps in their choices (N5=4 blocks) which will be filled with wider achievement qualifications (2 blocks) to complete their timetable. Our Course Choice Process

If your child select College as an option, they will be expected to pay for their bus fares unless they qualify for opportunities funding. We have an Opportunity Fund in place to assist this process. Qualifying criteria are based upon postcode, if a pupil is entitled to a free school meal, if they are a looked after and accommodated child and if they are a young carer.

We invite any family to apply for funding, via a Financial Assistance Form, should financial costs present any barrier to accessing the curriculum. Our Course Choice Process Pupils in S6 must select a minimum 4 options (or 3 AH). AH Art and Design and Graphics will count as X2 courses for completion of portfolio/project. If selecting both AH Statistics and AH Mechanics this will count as x 2 courses but will run as one option for 6 blocks. If you select Volunteering or Work Experience as an option you will be

expected to provide written evidence of a minimum of 4 hrs contact per week in school time. Whatever combination of courses your child decides to opt for, once they have started in a subject they are expected to remain in that subject for the whole year unless they have exceptional circumstances. Pathways into University Claire Forsman, Edinburgh University

Applying to University A brief guide www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh 1. Questions to ask 2. Research 3. Preparing the application www.ed.ac.uk

applyedinburgh Which subject? Wide range of subjects available: School-related? Vocational? Something completely new? Explore all options and choose something you enjoy!

www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh Which degree course? Research course content carefully even for familiar subjects Flexibility of degree course Study abroad, internships or industrial placements? Quality of teaching and

research Consider future career paths professional accreditation, graduate employability www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh Which university? What sort of environment will suit you best? Location?

Large or small? Traditional or modern? Campus or city? www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh Which University? Consider university facilities do you have any particular interests or requirements? Accommodation

Academic, social and sports facilities Student support & welfare Scholarships or bursaries available? www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh Admissions & Entry Qualifications www.ed.ac.uk

applyedinburgh Admissions checklist Minimum requirements: o Subject specific? (Possibly at Nat 5) o Number of Highers per year? o Vary whether taken up to S5 or S4 S6? Level of competition? (Standard offer level?) Are Advanced Highers recommended/required?

Additional tests, portfolio or interviews? If in doubt check with University directly before applying www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh The UCAS System Application system for degree (and HNC/D) courses at any UK University or Higher Education college (including Art & Design and Nursing)

One application for up to five courses (four for Dentistry, Medicine & Vet Medicine) Application to be completed by 15 January of the year of entry, except for: o Dentistry, Medicine & Vet Medicine applications or applications to Oxford or Cambridge, where the deadline

is 15 October the year before entry. www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh The UCAS Application Apply electronically via school using ucasapply system (paper applications not normally accepted) Information required: Personal information name,

address, email etc Year of entry Educational history and qualifications Employment history Subject & university choices Personal statement School reference www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh

What are universities looking for? Academic achievement and potential to do well at university Evidence (via personal statement) of: ostrong interest in your chosen subject area. ocommitment, motivation and readiness for higher education osuitability for your chosen degree programme (especially for

vocational courses). Supporting school reference www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh Personal statement Top tips! You can only write one personal statement for all 5 choices Dont just list achievements / skills Make sure it reads well (do a spell

check!) Demonstrate that you are an allround achiever with the ability to contribute to university life If possible relate your achievements / experiences back to your application a focused and relevant statement is very effective. www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh

How do I find out more? Prospectuses UCAS and university websites Higher Education Conventions Open Days Contact universities directly www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh Any questions? Open Days 2019

Monday 10 June Saturday 21 September Saturday 5 October www.ed.ac.uk applyedinburgh Developing Young Workforce Michelle Fenwick and Neil Pederson Jobs and Skills of the Future. Michelle Fenwick.

https://youtu.be/Ov-rM3e5hs8 https://youtu.be/DjfM9LKBBhE Find out more. www.mykidscareer.com In a nutshell guides for Parents https://www.npfs.org.uk/downloads/ including:

Apprenticeships in a Nutshell Skills in a Nutshell Learning Pathways in the Senior Phase and beyond Digital Skills in a Nutshell Career Conversations in a Nutshell Edinburgh College Scott Rodger, Pupil Support Leader

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