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Forrester High School

Senior School (S4 – S6) Course Information Booklet 2012-2013 Forrester High School – Senior School Curriculum

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Index Page The Senior School Curriculum

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Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Years in Forrester High School

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S4 Social Education

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S5 Personal Development Time

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S6 Personal Development Time

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S6 Induction Week

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Planning Ahead

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The Careers Adviser

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Library Resource Centre

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Subject Guides: Art and Design Biology Business Education Chemistry Computing Craft Design and Technology Drama English Geography History Home Economics Mathematics Modern Studies Modern Languages Music Physical Education Physics Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies

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Course Choice Form Recommendation Sheet

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The Senior School Curriculum In Forrester High School In S4, S5 and S6, students are able to take a mix of subjects at different levels. The courses which are being offered for session 2012-2013 are described in this booklet. Students and parents should, however, note that only courses which have sufficient take-up will eventually run. Each Higher Still course, at all levels, is made up of units (usually three, each requiring 40 hours of study). Each unit involves assessment by the school. Credit is given for each unit passed. In Access Level courses there is no external assessment. At the end of most other courses, students complete an externally-graded assessment. Teaching staff will assist students by advising them of the appropriate levels of study for next session. It is vital that every student should consult her/his subject teachers before making her/his provisional choices. Final choices should then be decided in consultation with parents/carers and Support for Pupil Staff. Higher Still courses aim to develop certain specific skills, called CORE SKILLS. These skills are certified at Access, Intermediate and Higher Levels. The five Core Skills and their components are as follows:

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Core Skill Communication Numeracy Problem Solving

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Using Information Technology Working With Others

Components Written; Oral Using Number; Using Graphical Information Critical Thinking; Planning and Organising; Reviewing and Evaluating

By the end of S3, all students have achieved Core Skill passes depending on the subjects studied and levels achieved at Standard Grade. These passes are listed on each student’s SQA Standard Grade Certificate. Further passes in Core Skills can be achieved through the courses studied in S4, S5 and S6. A guide to the S4/S5/S6 courses which provide passes in Core Skills is provided at the end of this booklet.

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Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Years in Forrester High School School Leaving Dates The statutory school leaving dates in Scotland are as follows: •

If you are 16 between 1 March and 30 September, you may leave school at the end of May.

If you are 16 between 1 October and the last day of February, you may leave at Christmas.

Before deciding whether to stay on at school, you should consider whether it might be better for you to leave and try for a job or some other form of education or training, such as Skill Seekers or a college place. Some employers still prefer to recruit 16-year-old school leavers (for certain jobs and especially apprenticeships). You should be aware that 16-year-old school leavers (and 15-year-olds eligible to leave school) may secure a two-year Skill Seekers placement. 17-year-old leavers are normally eligible for only one year’s training. The Options Available In School Fourth and Fifth Years Every Fourth and Fifth year pupil must choose five subjects from the menu of Highers, Intermediate 2’s, Intermediate 1’s and Access courses. Highers are the main entrance qualifications for courses at University and College and also for entry to many professions. The Higher Grade course is a demanding and intensive course normally taken over little more than 2 terms. A Credit Level Standard Grade pass and real application are necessary if a pupil is to have a realistic chance of success at Higher Grade. Intermediate 1 and 2 courses provide students with the opportunity of studying at a less demanding level than Higher Grade. Successful completion of Intermediate 2 may allow a pupil to attempt Higher during the following session. Access and some Intermediate 1 courses allow students to study a subject without having to sit a final examination. Assessment takes place throughout the year, and credit for units passed is recorded on a pupil’s SQA National Certificate. Sixth Year If you decide to return for a Sixth Year, you will be expected to study at least four subjects from the menu of Advanced Highers, Highers, Intermediate 2’s, Intermediate 1’s and Access courses. In exceptional cases – for example, when a student wishes to take a particularly demanding group of courses such as two Advanced Highers and one Higher – Support for Pupil staff may agree that a student should take only three subjects.

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Open University Courses – S6 only As one of their options, S6 students may select an Open University Course through the YASS Scheme (Youth Applicants in School and Colleges Scheme) Selecting an Open University course gives you the opportunity to study at University Level. Materials are sent to you from the Open University to enable you to study at school and at home. An Open University tutor is assigned to you and contact can be made by e-mail or telephone. The school will also support and advise you through a named teacher. Most modules have a start date in September and a completion date in February. On completion of the course you gain points towards an Open University degree. YASS encourages independent learning, builds self confidence and assists your UCAS application at the end of S6 by differentiating you from other students. If you are interested in this opportunity you must discuss it fully with you Support for Pupil Teacher and read the Open University booklet carefully to find out exactly what each module is about. The school has agreed to fund you studying. However, due to the substantial cost, there must be a full commitment on your behalf to complete the course.

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Open University Courses Arts & Humanities • • • • • • • •

Start Writing Essays Start Writing Family History Start Writing Fiction Start Writing Poetry Start Writing Plays Shakespeare: An Introduction Perspectives on Leonardo da Vinci Start Listening to Music

Computing & ICT • • • •

Beyond Google: Working with Information Online Design and the Web Digital Photography Vandalism in Cyberspace

Engineering & Technology • Robotics and the meaning of life Science • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Maths for Science Life in the Oceans Fossils and the History of Life Introducing Astronomy Planets: An Introduction How the Universe Works Understanding Human Nutrition Molecules, Medicines and Drugs Science Start Here Human Genetics and Health Issues Archaeology: The Science of Investigation Volcanos, Earthquakes and Tsunamis Chance, Risk & Health Understanding the Weather

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Courses in Other Establishments All S4 – S6 student may decide to follow a course at Stevenson College. These college courses significantly extend the choice available to senior students in Forrester. The courses on offer at College for session 2012-2013 are listed below. However it is advised that any student interested in these courses should read the Stevenson College Information Booklet which is available on the Stevenson College web site or from Support for Pupils staff, to ensure they are fully aware of what each course involves. Stevenson College Courses 2012-2013 Course

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Advanced Higher

French (on line) Science Investigation Support Early Education & Childcare ESOL French Psychology Sociology Spanish ESOL Psychology Retail Travel & Tourism

Higher

Intermediate 2

SQA Unit H/Int 2 Skills for Work SQA Units Int 2 SQA Units Int 2 SQA Unit Int 2/1 Skills for Work Skills for Work Skills for Work

Hairdressing Motor Vehicle Transition Pre Vocational

Fulltime Course – Leavers

Preparation for Work Entry to Education

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Beauty Early Education Media Photography Electrical Engineering

In addition, if you find it difficult to follow your preferred combination of subjects in Forrester, you may be able to travel to another school to take a particular course. Full details of these courses will be available from your Support for Pupils Teacher.

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S4 Social Education The aim of Social Education in S4 is to help you improve the skills you need to make the most of yourself and to build upon existing knowledge to help you make informed choices with respect to a number of different topics. It could help you to: Build upon existing knowledge which you already have in particular areas Be able to make informed choices with regards to a number of different issues Decide which job/course to apply for Be able to write successful letters and applications Work as a member of a team Improve your study skills Be more confident in your own abilities Develop your self awareness and self esteem Initially, you will be asked to review your school life to date and identify what experiences you have undergone, what skills you have developed and what knowledge you have gained about yourself. This will help you identify your own strengths and weaknesses. You will meet with your Support for Pupils teacher once a week to participate in a number of topics. You will be learning new skills and building upon existing knowledge in the following areas Career/job education Work Experience Sexual health and Relationship Education (SHARE) Drug Education Alcohol Education Study skills These topics will be covered in small groups and in whole year talks where appropriate. In addition to these topics S4 students will experience mentoring during Social Education. This involves individual meetings with your teacher, focusing on updates by subject teachers in your Learning Log to ensure all your targets are being met. Your progress will be reviewed, new targets set and any concerns addressed.

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S5 Personal Development Time You will continue to have one period each week of Personal Development. Terms 1 & 2 The focus is very much on Health and Well-being. We cover a wide range of topics including thinking about good mental health, sexual health, respecting others, issues around alcohol, managing your money and thinking about moving on to live independently. In the run up to Christmas you will be involved in working in a group to produce a presentation and a special Christmas challenge. Partnership agencies and specialists will lead some sessions. Term 3 The focus changes to concentrate more on job seeking skills and re-enforcing the skills for effective revision. An invaluable session on personal safety at summer music events will be led by our local Police Constable. In addition to Personal Development, S5 students will also have a period of mentoring. This includes regular individual meetings with your mentor focusing on tracking reports by you subject teachers to ensure that you are meeting your targets. Support for Pupil Staff will be involved if mentors have concerns. S5 students will also have an additional period where you participate in PE or have a Private Study period if you are already studying certificate PE.

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S6 Personal Development Time The aim of personal development time in S6 is to help you improve the skills you need to make the most of yourself. It could help you to: - decide which job or course to apply for

- become more involved in the local community

- be successful in your application

- record and become aware of your achievements

- pursue an interest in a current or social issue

- improve your study skills

- work as a member of a team

- be more confident in your abilities

- take more responsibility for organising yourself

- be able to sell yourself well to others

-become more involved in the life of the school

-improve your academic performance

Initially, you will be asked to review your school life to date and identify what experiences you have undergone, what skills you have developed and what knowledge you have gained about yourself. This will help you identify your own strengths and weaknesses. • • • •

You will then try to set yourself a range of realistic targets relating to: career aspirations academic performance personal ambitions

Thereafter you will cover various topics such as: citizenship, preparation for University, College and Employment, issues related to alcohol and drug abuse, sexual health etc. These topics will be covered in small groups and in whole year talks as appropriate. Outside speakers and specialists will lead these topics wherever possible. Personal Development time is more tailored to meet your individual needs and interests this year. Term 1 You will choose between working in a group a) Preparing for applying for University b) Working on Group Skills, building a CV and basic First Aid training.. Term 2 This is your opportunity to be involved in working for the school and it’s community. You can choose to join a variety of different committees. These include the Peer Education Committee, The Charity Committee, The Senior Citizens’ Committee, the Prom and Year Book Committee. Term 3 You will be involved in various activities around Sexual Health, Drugs and Personal Safety. Partnership agencies and specialists will lead a number of these sessions In addition, to this period of personal development, all S6 students will have a period of Mentoring. This involves regular, individual meetings with your mentor focusing on updates by subject teachers in your Progress File to ensure you are meeting your targets. Your progress will be reviewed, new targets set and any concerns addressed. In addition Support for Pupil Staff will be involved if mentors have concerns.

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An additional period is allocated to all S6 students to enable them to carry our perfecting duties. You will opt to become either a Pastoral Prefect or a Departmental Prefect. Pastoral Prefects will work closely with a S1 or S2 tutor group both in Registration and Social Education while Departmental Prefects will offer their services in a department of their choice. This is seen as an important way of becoming involved in the wider life of the school, acting as role models and gaining invaluable personal experience.

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Sixth Year Induction Week Compulsory attendance is required at both the Conference and the Team Building Days for all students who wish to return to S6 1. SW Edinburgh Sixth Year Conference (1 1/2 days) Secondary schools in the West Edinburgh Neighbourhood Schools group –Craigmount, Forrester, St Augustines’s, Tynecastle and Royal High – have organised their twenty second Annual Conference for the incoming Sixth Year Students to be held at the Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus in June. The overall aim of the conference is to prepare students for the transition from school to the adult world of higher education and work. By participating in the conference students will have the opportunity to: • use a variety of communication skills • experience the value of teamwork • develop self confidence • solve problems • cope with deadlines • develop leadership skills • set priorities • learn to interact with new people in a different environment • meet representatives from Higher Education and public and private sector employment • make enjoyable social contact with others These skills can be applied in course work and vocational preparation activities. To help with this, a range of organisations have prepared group exercises which will concentrate on particular skills. The Conference’s format has changed this year. All students will have worked on presentation skills in advance and will produce a presentation to raise awareness of a specific charity and highlight work done by it. 2.

Higher Education Day (1 day)

Students at Forrester High School will spend the day at Heriot-Watt University in June. The day will consist of: a tour of the campus, meeting university students, presentation on UCAS application system and Student Finance. This will help pupils make a fully informed choice on whether or not to apply to University. 3.

Team Building (2 days)

Students in Forrester High School will engage as a sixth year in a variety of team building and problem solving exercises, both at Yellowcraigs Beach and Bonaly Scout camp. This will take place in June. 4.

Prefect Training (1 Day)

We value the contribution Sixth Year Students make to our classes. We equip students with the skills and knowledge to do this job well. Wester Hailes Youth Agency lead the sessions.

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Planning Ahead If you decide to stay on for S4, S5 and/or S6, you should view this experience very much as a preparation for your life beyond school and you should bear this in mind when choosing your courses. Most senior school leaver’s move on to one of three areas: 1.

Employment

There will be many opportunities to learn about possible careers through your personal development programme. In addition, the Careers Adviser is available for individual interviews on request. You are strongly encouraged to take up this opportunity. The Careers Library section of the Library Resource Centre holds a vast array of information, and you will be shown how best to use this facility early in the year. There will also be ‘work shadowing’ and ‘work experience’ programmes which you can join, enabling you to gain experience of particular jobs. 2.

Further Education

The Further Education Colleges offer a range of full-time programmes for people preparing for a career, together with day-release courses for those already in employment. LOTHIAN COLLEGES Telford College Crewe Toll EDINBURGH EH4 2NZ (332 2491)

Stevenson College Bankhead Avenue EDINBURGH EH11 4DE (453 6161)

West Lothian College Marjoribanks Street BATHGATE, West Lothian EH48 1QJ (Bathgate 634 300)

Jewel and Esk Valley College Milton Road Centre 24 Milton Road East, EDINBURGH EH15 2PP (669 8461)

Jewel and Esk Valley College Newbattle Road DALKEITH EH22 3AE (663 1951)

Oatridge Agricultural College Ecclesmachan Nr BROXBURN, West Lothian EH52 6NH (Broxburn 854 387)

A wide range of courses is offered on the basis of full-time, block-release, day-release or evening attendance. Each full module takes approximately 40 hours to complete. A full-time student normally takes up to 24 modules in a session, while a day-release student normally completes up to 4 modules. To apply for a course in Further Education, you should complete an application form which may be obtained from the College to which you wish to apply. 3.

Higher Education

This is the general term used for Universities, Central Institutions, Colleges and Institutes of Higher Education and Colleges of Education. A variety of courses is offered, including Higher Certificates (1-2 years), Higher Diplomas (2-3 years) and Degrees (3-5 years). Prospectuses and course leaflets, which are published separately by each institution, are held in the Library Resource Centre. If you are interested in applying to any of these institutions, you should spend time studying the information available.

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Applications for Universities and Colleges (including Teacher Training and Art) are made on an application form known as a UCAS form. This form, along with accompanying notes, is available from the school. Further advice and guidance is given to interested students during the Autumn term. HIGHER EDUCATION OPEN DAYS 2012 The open day programme is designed primarily for those who intend to apply in October 2012 or January 2013 for entry to University in September or October 2013. Generally, an open day includes displays, demonstrations and information sessions. When the school receives details of dates, they are published in the news sheet and on the Higher Education notice board.

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The Careers Adviser We would strongly encourage our students to discuss their career plans with their Careers Adviser. These could include:•

Staying on at school. This involves choosing subjects to be studied during S4/5/6 and needs careful consideration. The Careers Adviser can discuss career plans and help pupils select appropriate subjects.

Going on to Further or Higher Education. The Careers Adviser can help students decide on available courses and assist them in researching entry requirements and progression routes.

Entering employment / Modern Apprenticeship training. The Careers Adviser can raise awareness of labour market opportunities, discuss qualifications and personal qualities required and support pupils in the application process.

Students can arrange to see their Careers Adviser, Heather McAulay, by requesting an interview through their Support for Pupil Teacher. Heather also attends S4-S6 parents’ evenings to answer any questions parents or students may have on options and careers. Once students have left school Heather will contact each individual student to see how each one is progressing. She will offer help and support to those who need further guidance on careers. When not in school Heather can be contacted at Skills Development Scotland, Apex House, 99 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD. Tel: 0131 313 6062 direct dial or 0131 313 6024 if you cannot get through on the direct line email heather.mcaulay@sds.co.uk

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The Library Resource Centre Forrester High School Library Resource Centre is a whole school resource which caters for both the study and recreational needs of students and staff. It holds a wide variety of fiction books, non-fiction books, reference and multi-media resources, all of which are updated on a regular basis. Students can borrow 2 items for up to 4 weeks at a time. Any resources we do not have in school can be ordered from other libraries. Careers The library has a large well resourced careers section with a dedicated PC. There is a wide range of materials available on University/College courses, gap year ideas, training, occupations and much more. The careers adviser visits the school every THURSDAY and interviews can be booked in advance or alternatively, a lunchtime drop in ‘career clinic’ is held which is open to all. Interviews can be arranged through Support for Pupils Department. ICT There are 12 PC’s in the Library for general use and an eMac for film editing. Computers are linked to two library printers (black and white) and a colour scanner. The computers can be individually booked in advance or used as and when required, but may be already booked by a class. Headphones are available for students when using programmes with sound, so they do not disturb other users. Senior Study One to one help with research, personal study and reading for pleasure is available whenever the LRC is open. The requirement for individual research and independent learning has increased due to the number of projects and tasks being built into Higher and Advanced Higher courses. In order to fulfil this need, the library provides ample facilities which are available to senior school students for self planned study periods throughout the day. Private study carels assist seniors with research by helping them focus in an individual space. Seniors are asked to sign in upon arriving at the library during study periods and out when leaving.

The librarian is here to help you with any enquiries!

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ART and DESIGN DEPARTMENT The Art and Design Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: ADVANCED HIGHER ART AND DESIGN HIGHER ART AND DESIGN INTERMEDIATE 2 ART AND DESIGN

Principal Teacher: Mr D Clark

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ADVANCED HIGHER ART AND DESIGN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have gained an A or B pass at Higher and be enthusiastic, motivated and able to work independently. Students also require to have a minimum of 3 designated free periods in their timetable to enable time in the department for personal study.

COURSE OUTLINE Students will produce an extended folio investigating a personal theme in either Design or Expressive. This will require extensive investigation and development work resulting in several final outcomes. 80 hours. Students will produce a related written dissertation / project of between 2000 and 3000 words investigating their chosen area of design or expressive and relating it to their own work throughout the year. 40 hours.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The final folio, including the dissertation, will be presented to the SQA for external assessment. There is no examination.

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HIGHER ART AND DESIGN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students should have gained an ‘A’ pass at Intermediate 2 Art and Design. Students with a ‘B’ pass at Intermediate 2 must satisfy the department as to their ability to cope with the written exam at Higher. All students must be enthusiastic and willing to work independently and conscientiously.

COURSE OUTLINE Students will complete an Expressive unit investigating and developing a theme of a personal choice and a Design unit investigating and developing a chosen design brief. Students may, in consultation with staff, choose from Expressive Portricuiture, Figure Comp, Still Life, Natural Environment, Built Environment or Fantasy and Imagination. Both units will form a folio of work. Design area of study will come from: Graphic Design, Product Design, Jewellery Design or Textile/Fashion Design. Students will follow a course studying the work of artists and designers.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Course work will be internally assessed for a unit pass and the final folio will be submitted to the SQA for external assessment for a graded award. In addition, students will sit a written examination of 1 hour 30 minutes. externally assessed by the SQA and is worth one fifth of the total course mark.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 ART AND DESIGN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students should have gained an ‘A’ pass at Intermediate 1 Art and Design and must satisfy the department as to their ability to cope with the written exam at Intermediate 2. Students who have not previously studied Art and Design at certificate level may be accepted onto the course at the discretion of the principal teacher after proving their ability.

COURSE OUTLINE Students will complete an Expressive unit investigating and developing a theme of a personal choice and a Design unit investigating and developing a chosen design brief. Students may in consultation with staff choose from, Expressive Portricuiture, Figure Comp, Still Life, Natural Environment, Built Environment or Fantasy and Imagination. Both units will form a folio of work. Design area of study will come from: Graphic Design, Product Design, Jewellery Design or Textile/Fashion Design. Students will follow a course studying the work of artists and designers.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Course work will be internally assessed for a unit pass and the final folio will be submitted to the SQA for external assessment for a graded award. In addition, students will sit a written examination of 1 hour. It will be externally assessed by the SQA and is worth one sixth of the total course mark.

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BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT The Biology Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: ADVANCED HIGHER BIOLOGY HIGHER BIOLOGY INTERMEDIATE 2 BIOLOGY

Although all the courses have entrance qualifications, Biology staff will be pleased to give you further information and negotiate entrance into one of the courses, suitable to your needs and abilities eg pupils who have done particularly well in S4 or S5 can study Higher even although they have no previous Biology qualifications. Please do not hesitate to consult us.

Acting Principal Teacher: Mr M McEwan

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ADVANCED HIGHER BIOLOGY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Higher Biology (or Human Biology)- with at least grade B.

COURSE OUTLINE The course provides a broad-based, integrated study of a wide range of biological topics which build on the concepts developed in both Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology. It also provides a general basis for further study or employment in areas related to biology and develops an understanding of the way in which biological principles can be applied to the issues facing the individual and society and fosters positive attitudes to others and the environment. The course has two mandatory 40-hour units, a 20-hour investigation unit and one optional 20-hour unit from a choice of three units. Mandatory units

Optional units

Cell and Molecular Biology (AH) Environmental Biology (AH) Biology Investigation (AH)

Biotechnology (AH) Animal Behaviour (AH) Physiology and Exercise (AH)

COURSE ASSESSMENT (Advanced Higher) In order to gain an award in the course a student must: 1. Pass all Units Each Unit is assessed by • An end of unit test (NAB) covering KU and PS • A practical report of an investigation 2. Pass the Biological Investigation The student’s report of their investigation is externally assessed and is worth 20% of the total marks. 3. Pass the external examination which consists of a question paper of 2.5 hours with a total of 115 marks.

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HIGHER BIOLOGY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

Standard Grade Biology - with KU + PS at grades 1 or 2. or Intermediate 2 Biology - with pass at grades A or B. Pupils with no previous Biology experience will also be considered if they have credit passes in other relevant standard grades.

COURSE OUTLINE The course provides a broad-based, integrated study of a wide range of human biological topics, which build on the concepts developed in the Standard Grade Biology and Intermediate 2 Biology courses. The course content represents major concepts that make Biology an important and fundamental area of investigative science and provides a general basis for further study or employment in areas related to Biology. The development of knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical abilities forms the basis of the Higher course. Three component units specify the content covered by the Higher course. The component units are: Cell Biology (H) Genetics and Adaptation (H) Control and regulation (H)

1 credit (40 hours) 1 credit (40 hours) 1 credit (40 hours)

COURSE ASSESSMENT In order to gain an award in the course the student must: 1. Pass all three units. Each unit is assessed by • an end of unit test covering KU + PS (NAB) • a practical report of an investigation 2. Pass the external exam which consists of a question paper of 2 hours 30 minutes with a total of 130 marks. The exam is graded.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 BIOLOGY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

Standard Grade Biology, with KU & PS at grades 3 or 4 or Standard Grade Physics, Chemistry or Science, with KU + PS at grades 1-3

(This is possible because previous Biology experience is not required for Intermediate 2.)

COURSE OUTLINE The course provides a broad-based, integrated study of the range of biological topics, which are required for progression to the study of Higher Biology or Higher Human Biology, as well as other areas of study or employment. The development of knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical abilities forms the basis of the Intermediate 2 course. Three component units specify the content covered by the Intermediate 2 course. The component units are: Living Cells Environmental Biology and Genetics Animal Physiology

1 credit (40 hours) 1 credit (40 hours) 1 credit (40 hours)

COURSE ASSESSMENT In order to gain an award in the course the student must: 1. Pass all three units Each unit is assessed by • An end of topic test (NAB) covering KU+PS • A practical report of an investigation 2. Pass the external exam which is a question paper of 2 hours with a total of 100 marks. This paper consists of three sections and is graded.

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BUSINESS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT The Business Education Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: HIGHER ACCOUNTING INTERMEDIATE 2 ACCOUNTING INTERMEDIATE 1 ACCOUNTING HIGHER BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTERMEDIATE 2 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTERMEDIATE 1 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HIGHER BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INTERMEDIATE 2 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INTERMEDIATE 1 CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA INTERMEDIATE 1 PERSONAL FINANCE

Principal Teacher: Mrs M Findlay

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HIGHER ACCOUNTING

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS •

Any S5/6 student with an interest in Business Education but not necessarily with any previous knowledge. Interested students should have, however, a proven record of academic achievement.

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Or Intermediate 2 Accounting

COURSE OUTLINE The study of Accounting at Higher helps students to develop financial life skills. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to use spreadsheets when preparing financial and management statements. The course is divided into two units: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

Role of the Accountant Correction of Errors Financial Statements and Balance Sheets for all business organisations i.e. Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies Manufacturing Accounts Accounting Ratios And some more

Decision making in Accounting Budgeting Information Technology and Accounting Use of spreadsheets Preparing Cost Statements Break Even Analysis And some more

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal assessment takes place in the 2 units. Financial Accounting Management Accounting

1.5 credits 1.5 credits

PLUS an external written paper.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 AND 2 ACCOUNTING

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS •

Beginners who have an interest in doing a Business Education course

COURSE OUTLINE The study of Accounting at Intermediate 1 and 2 levels aims to give you the ability to identify, accurately record and communicate financial information in order to make good decisions in business. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to use spreadsheets when preparing financial and management statements. The course is divided into two units FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

Role of the Accountant Business Documents – orders, invoices, cheques, till rolls, etc Recording transactions in the Ledger Petty Cash Statements Final Accounts Ratios

Decision Making in Accounting Budgeting Information Technology and Accounting Use of Spreadsheets Break Even Analysis

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal assessment takes place in the 2 units. Financial Accounting Management Accounting

1.5 credits 1.5 credits

PLUS an external written exam.

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HIGHER BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course is ideally suited for students who have already achieved a General/Credit pass in Standard Grade Administration, Intermediate 2 Administration OR some other Business Education knowledge. It is also suitable for S5/6 students who have ICT skills or those looking to do a ‘crash course’ to improve and extend existing PC Skills.

COURSE OUTLINE Studying this course will equip students with the level of competence required for using a range of software packages in a dynamic office environment. It will also enable them to carry out various administrative functions that are essential within the organisation all valuable skills, which employers are looking for from potential employees. The course consists of two units: ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

Arranging, organising and recording meetings, looking at and understanding the role of the administration service department etc. Customer Services, working practices, recruitment and effectiveness in the workplace.

Types of decision making, role of information in decision making, current legislation and use of business software eg CD Roms, Internet, computer files etc.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal assessment takes place in the 2 units. Administrative Services Information Technology for Managers

1 credit 2 credits

PLUS an external paper which test your ICT Skills and the theory of being an Administrative Manager.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 AND 2 BUSINESS ADMINSITRATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS •

An interest in doing a Business Studies course without any knowledge of business

Standard Grade Business Studies course at levels 3-6

COURSE OUTLINE This course is aimed at giving you up-to-date skills which will be essential when entering the world of work. ICT is currently one of the most important skills required at all levels in an organisation and now is your chance to improve your existing ICT technique. The course is divided into three units: ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES The role and tasks of an administration assistant Filing, reception, reprographics, petty cash and other related duties

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR ADMINISTRATORS Create spreadsheets, databases and word processing documents, Make charts, produce reports combining pictures and text

PRESENTING AND COMMUNICATING INFORMATION Use of internet, email, etc Create powerpoint presentations

Most of the topics in these courses will be taught using a PC.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal assessment takes place in the 3 units Administrative Services Information Technology for Administrators Presenting and Communicating Information

1 credit 1 credit 1 credit

PLUS an external exam which tests both your practical skills and the theory of an Administrative Assistant.

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HIGHER/INTERMEDIATE 2 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Intermediate 2 • •

A General pass in Business Management and/or Accounting Any student with NO Business Education qualifications, but either in S6 or following two Higher courses in S5 Higher

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A Credit pass in Business Management Any student that has a proven record of academic ability i.e. achieved/or following 3 Higher courses.

COURSE OUTLINE The study of Business Management can provide a valuable experience which can help your child’s understanding of the business world and how managers contribute to the success. Are you a budding entrepreneur, like Bill Gates or Richard Branson? Are you prepared to go into the Dragon’s Den? The course is divided into three units:

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

BUSINESS DECISIONS AREAS

BUSINESS INFORMATION AND ICT

Where does business fit into society? Businesses’ aims and goals. Importance of ICT in business, Decision making for managers

Marketing – market research, product, price, place and promotion Operations – buying or raw materials, stock control, quality control and methods of production

Finance – spreadsheet exercises on financial matters Human Resources – people in the organisation, training and legal requirements

Visits to businesses include a Conference day at Napier University, Entrepreneurial Road show; and any other opportunities that come long during the year.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal assessment takes place in the 3 units Business Enterprise Business Decision Areas Business Information and ICT

1 credit 1 credit 1 credit

PLUS an external written exam.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • • •

Being able to work successfully in a team and have an interest in the media industry Be creative and imaginative Achieved a pass in Standard Grade English

COURSE OUTLINE This new and exciting course is designed to introduce students to the media industry – the world of movies and broadcasting! You will learn what happens in the media industry, the job and careers, the development of a product, pre-production planning – pitch your contract to the clients, production –creating storyboards and video scripts, post –production and marketing. Visits to BBC studios and Radio Forth will be included. You will be working in teams and products may include a short movie, a website or a computer game! The course consists of four units: Introduction to the The Creative Media Industry – Process – Looking You will learn about at the job roles the media industry involved in the and its different industry and the areas which are contribution of each varied and include job to the radio, TV, computer development and games and websites production of a movie

Hardware and Software – Looking at the use of software and hardware at each stage of production eg digital cameras, tripods, microphones

Production Project – Production of two digital media. The end result will be one minute of moving images, 6 web pages, 30 seconds sound and 1 poster

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal assessment takes place in form of four units: Introduction to Media Industry The Creative Process Hardware and Software The Production Process

1 unit 1 unit 1 unit 1 unit

Each unit requires the student to complete forms and keep a Project folder/log book to record all the decisions and jobs done by each member of the team.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 PERSONAL FINANCE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Intermediate 1: • Access 3 Maths and English

COURSE OUTLINE This course is designed to make you aware of the importance of money, saving and budgeting. It will also highlight the effect that personal debt can have on your life and inform you how to avoid it. The course will also give you knowledge on how to support yourself at college/university, in buying a flat/house and providing for your future through to retirement. Intermediate 1 level covers the following topics: • Budgeting • Borrowing • Debt • Earnings • Foreign Currency and exchange • Inheritance • Pensions • Savings and Investments

COURSE ASSESSMENT Intermediate 1 assessment is in the form of 2 final external exams.

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CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT The Chemistry Department is offering senior students the following courses this session:

ADVANCED HIGHER CHEMISTRY HIGHER CHEMISTRY INTERMEDIATE 2 CHEMISTRY

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ADVANCED HIGHER CHEMISTRY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A or B pass at Higher Grade Chemistry. This course is particularly suitable for students who wish to proceed to degree courses in Chemistry or related subjects.

COURSE OUTLINE The course builds on Higher level, developing further the underlying theories of Chemistry and the practical skills used in the lab. The course develops the skills of independent thought that are essential in a wide range of occupations. The course consists of 4 units in total: • • • •

Electronic Structure and the Periodic Table (1/2 unit) Principles of Chemical Reactions (1 unit) Organic Chemistry (1 unit) Chemical Investigation (1/2 unit)

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal Assessment • •

End of unit tests will be given to assess whether each unit has been mastered. 12 Prescribed Practical Activities (PPAs) need to be carried out and assessed by the class teacher. Reports for these experiments will be given to the SQA and will count towards the final grade.

External Assessment • •

End of course examination consisting of a 21/2 hour paper. This will include some questions on the 12 PPAs. An Investigation Report has to be produced which is worth 20% of the total marks for external assessment

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HIGHER CHEMISTRY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS •

Grade 1 in the Knowledge and Understanding element of Standard Grade Chemistry.

A, B or C pass at Intermediate 2 Chemistry

COURSE OUTLINE The course extends the student’s knowledge and understanding of Chemistry beyond Standard Grade / Intermediate 2 level. It further develops the student’s problem solving and practical skills. The course consists of the three units listed below: 1. Energy Matters 2. The World of Carbon 3. Chemical Reactions

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal Assessment •

End of unit tests will be given to assess whether each unit has been mastered.

9 Prescribed Practical Activities (PPAs) need to be carried out and assessed by the class teacher. Reports for these experiments will be given to the SQA and will count towards the final grade.

External Assessment •

End of course examination consisting of a 21/2 hour paper. This will include some questions on the 9 PPAs.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 CHEMISTRY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

Grade 2. 3 or 4 in the Knowledge and Understanding element of Standard Grade Chemistry. or Standard Grade Physics, Biology or Science at Grades 1 or 2 in the Knowledge and Understanding element.

COURSE OUTLINE This course offers students an opportunity to extend their Chemistry experience beyond General level at Standard Grade. It is a course appropriate to students who have an interest in Chemistry but who do not wish to proceed to Higher Chemistry at the moment. The course content is an extension of Standard Grade, reinforcing the work at Credit level which may not have been covered successfully by Chemistry students. The course also includes new material, extending Knowledge, Problem Solving abilities and Practical Skills. The course covers 30% of the Higher syllabus providing students with a lead in to taking Higher in S5/6. The titles of the three course units are: 1. Building Blocks 2. Carbon Compounds 3. Acids, Bases and Metals A significant amount of practical work is included in the course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal Assessment • •

End of unit tests will be given to assess whether each unit has been mastered. 9 Prescribed Practical Activities (PPAs) need to be carried out and assessed by the class teacher. Reports for these experiments will be given to the SQA and will count towards the final grade.

External Assessment •

End of course examination consisting of a 2 hour paper. This will include some questions on the 9 PPAs.

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COMPUTING DEPARTMENT The Computing Department is offering senior students the following courses this session:

ADVANCED HIGHER COMPUTING HIGHER COMPUTING HIGHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERMEDIATE 2 COMPUTING INTERMEDIATE 2 INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERMEDIATE 2 INTERNET TECHNOLOGY INTERMEDIATE 1 SOCIAL SOFTWARE INTERMEDIATE 1 & INTERMEDIATE 2 COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT

Principal Teacher: Mr M Cunningham

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ADVANCED HIGHER COMPUTING

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An A or B pass at Higher Computing

COURSE OUTLINE The Advanced High Computing course is a highly challenging academic course recommended for those pupils who plan to study computing at University. The course requires the pupil to be well motivated and to have excellent self-discipline with respect to study. Pupils are expected to take a mature approach to self study, and are expected to work through much of the theory and practical work by themselves. The course is split into 2 sections. Theory The course comprises two theory units: Software Development and Computer Systems. The pupil will build on their Higher level knowledge of these topics. Project The pupil is expected to spend almost half of the course designing and implementing a complex computing project.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Project 40% Written Examination 60%

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HIGHER COMPUTING

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An A or B pass at Computing (Intermediate 2) Or An A or B pass at Information Systems (Intermediate 2)

COURSE OUTLINE The Higher Computing course is not only about learning to use current hardware and software. It is designed to provide candidates with both the necessary knowledge and understanding and the practical problem solving skills to enable them to become the ICT tool designers of the future. The course itself is split into three units: Computer Systems • Pupils learn about how the computer works: the internal structure; the way in which data is handled; peripherals; computer software; and networking Software Development • Pupils learn about the different stages of software development, from analysis and design through to implementation. This section includes computer programming. Multimedia Technology • Pupils learn about the advances in multimedia technology. They will also develop a range of practical multimedia production skills. COURSE ASSESSMENT Coursework 30% Written Examination 70%

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HIGHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An A or B pass at Computing (Intermediate 2) or An A or B pass at Information Systems (Intermediate 2)

COURSE OUTLINE Information Systems is the study of how computers are used to manage and manipulate information, with a particular emphasis on the use of databases and the internet. This course is split into three units: Using Information • Data and Information • Organisational Information Systems • Information Management Software • Implications of ICT Relational Database Systems • Understanding Relational Databases • Entities and Data Relationships • Data Modelling Concepts • Normalisation • Building Relational Database Systems The Internet • Internet Fundamentals • Services and resources provided by the Internet. • Internet Developments. • Construction of Internet web pages

COURSE ASSESSMENT Project 30% Written Examination 70%

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INTERMEDIATE 2 COMPUTING

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An A or B pass at Computing (Intermediate 1), or an A-C pass at Information Systems (Intermediate 2) It is possible for students to take up Intermediate 2 Computing without a previous Computing qualification, but they should first consult with Mr Cunningham.

The Intermediate 2 Computing course is designed to provide candidates with both the necessary knowledge and understanding and the practical problem solving skills to enable them to become the ICT tool designers of the future. The course comprises 3 units:

Computer Systems • Pupils learn about how the computer works: the internal structure; the way in which data is handled; peripherals; computer software; and networking Software Development • Pupils learn about the different stages of software development, from analysis and design through to implementation. This section includes computer programming. • Multimedia Technology • Pupils learn about the advances in multimedia technology. They will also develop a range of practical multimedia production skills.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Coursework 30% Written Examination 70%

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INTERMEDIATE 2 INFORMATION SYSTEMS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An A-C pass at Computing (Intermediate 1) It is possible for Students to take up Intermediate 2 Information Systems without a previous Computing qualification, but they should first consult with Mr Cunningham.

COURSE OUTLINE Information Systems is the study of how computers are used to manage and manipulate information, with a particular emphasis on the use of databases and the internet. This course is split into three sections: Using Information • Data and Information • Organisational Information Systems • Information Management Software • Implications of ICT Database Systems • Understanding Databases • Entities and Data Relationships • Data Modelling Concepts • Normalisation • Building Database Systems The Internet • Internet Fundamentals • Services and resources provided by the Internet. • Internet Developments. • Construction of Internet web pages

COURSE ASSESSMENT Coursework 30% Written Examination 70%

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INTERMEDIATE 2 INTERNET TECHNOLOGY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A pass at Intermediate 1 Computing. It is possible for Students to take up Intermediate 2 Internet Technology without a previous Computing qualification, but they should first consult with Mr Cunningham.

COURSE OUTLINE The Internet was originally seen as a place where people could go to find information. Whilst this is still the case, over the course of the past five years the world wide web has seen significant changes, allowing everyone who has access to a computer an opportunity to share, publish, collaborate and interact with others. Intermediate 2 Internet Technology gives pupils the opportunity to explore and use the applications which are changing the face of the web today: Blogs; Chat; IM; Wikis; Social Networking; Virtual Worlds; Email; Web2.0 applications; and online communities. The course comprises 3 units: • • •

Internet and Online Communications Social Software Weblogs (blogging)

COURSE ASSESSMENT Each unit is assessed by practical work and a short written assessment. examination at the end of the course

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INTERMEDIATE 1 SOCIAL SOFTWARE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course is suitable for any student, and no previous Computing qualification is necessary.

COURSE OUTLINE The Internet was originally seen as a place where people could go to find information. Whilst this is still the case, over the course of the past five years the world wide web has seen significant changes, allowing everyone who has access to a computer an opportunity to share, publish, collaborate and interact with others. Intermediate 1 Social Software gives pupils the opportunity to explore and use the applications which are changing the face of the web today: Blogs; Chat; IM; Wikis; Social Networking; Virtual Worlds; Email; Web2.0 applications; and online gaming. The course comprises 3 units: • • •

Digital Culture: Social Software Internet Safety Weblogs (blogging)

COURSE ASSESSMENT Each unit is assessed by practical work and a short written assessment. There is no examination at the end of the course

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INTERMEDIATE 1 & INTERMEDIATE 2 COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course is suitable for any student, and no previous Computing qualification is necessary.

COURSE OUTLINE The computer games industry in the UK is worth an estimated £4 billion per year. As well as offering career opportunities, computer games design also helps to develop problem solving skills, team work and creativity. The Computer Games Development course will offer an introduction to the design and development of computer games. Students will be able to design their own computer games and levels, edit graphics and sound, and then produce, launch and market a final version of their game for others to play. The course comprises 3 units: • • •

Computer Games: Design Computer Games: Media Assests Computer Games: Development

COURSE ASSESSMENT Each unit is assessed by practical work and a short written assessment. There is no examination at the end of the course

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CRAFT, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT The Craft, Design and Technology Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: HIGHER PRODUCT DESIGN ADVANCED HIGHER GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION HIGHER GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION INTERMEDIATE 2 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION INTERMEDIATE 1 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION INTERMEDIATE 2 PRACTICAL CRAFT SKILLS - WOODWORK INTERMEDIATE 1 PRACTICAL CRAFT SKILLS – WOODWORK INTERMEDIATE 1 – CONTRUCTION CRAFTS

Acting Principal Teacher: Mr K Brebner

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HIGHER PRODUCT DESIGN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • • • •

Standard Grade Craft and Design at Credit Level Standard Grade Art and Design at Credit Level Standard Grade Graphic Communication at Credit Level Or by negotiation with CDT staff

A good ability in English is desirable A background in a Business Education subject may be useful

COURSE OUTLINE The course consists of a range of tasks including evaluation of a product; production of a report; creative thinking; development of a product design; modelling of a product; planning the industrial manufacture of a product; production of technical drawings for use in manufacture. This course has three mandatory Units: • • •

Design Analysis 1 credit (40 hours) Developing Design Proposals 1 credit (40 hours) Manufacturing Products 1 credit (40 hours)

COURSE ASSESSMENT To gain the award of the Higher Product Design Course, the student must pass all of the component Units and undertake the external assessment. The Course assessment provides the basis for grading attainment in the Course award. The Higher Product Design Course is externally assessed and will consist of two equallyweighted components: • •

Written Examination (70 marks) Design Assignment (70 marks) – a design topic is issued by the SQA, and students will develop a solution for this. It is then sent to the SQA to be marked.

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ADVANCED HIGHER GRAPHIC COMMUNCIATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS •

While entry is at the discretion of the department, students would normally be expected to have attained High Graphic Communication at Grade A or B.

COURSE OUTLINE •

This course has three mandatory units as follows:

D33P 13 D175 13 D177 13

Technical Graphics (AH) 0.5 credit (20 hours) Computer-Aided 3D Modelling Visualisation and 1.5 credit (60 hours) Presentation (AH) Computer-Aided Graphic Presentation (AH) 1 credit (40 hours)

COURSE ASSESSMENT All of the course content will be subject to sampling in the external assessment. Summary of the course outcomes Technical Graphics (AH) 1. Apply manual techniques of geometric constructions to produce orthographic drawings. 2. Apply manual techniques of 2-point measured perspective to architectural settings. Computer-Aided 3D Modelling Visualisation and Presentation (AH) 1. 2. 3. 4.

Create 3D Computer-Aided Design surface models Create 3D Computer-Aided Design solid models. Produce Computer-Aided drawings from a 3D Computer Aided Design model. Produce Computer-Aided rendered images from 3D Computer-Aided Design model.

Computer-Aided Graphic Presentation (AH) 1. Evaluate the application of design principles in professional graphic presentations. 2. Design and produce a professional Graphic Presentation for a client group. 3. Desktop Publishing characteristics are identified and their functions described correctly.

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HIGHER / INTERMEDIATE 1/2 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • • • • •

Standard Grade Graphic Communication at Credit or General Higher Craft and Design / Product Design By negotiation with CDT staff (mainly Intermediate 1 and 2) Possible ‘Higher’ or Intermediate 2 Computing Art & Design would be beneficial

COURSE OUTLINE This course gives the opportunity to: • Develop advanced manual (drawing board) skills • Develop advanced computer graphics skills • Plan a graphic presentation project • Develop a knowledge to the use of graphic communication in industry The course consists of four units Technical Graphics 1 • Pictorial Views • Geometric Forms • Colour illustration techniques Technical Graphics 2 • Engineering drawing • Building drawing knowledge • Graphic communication in industry Computer Graphics • 2D and 3D Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) • Desktop publishing • Knowledge of use of CAD in industry Thematic Presentation Project • Preliminary sketches and drawings • Production drawings, manual and CAD • Promotional graphics and illustration

COURSE ASSESSMENT All the drawing course content will be subjected to sampling in the external exam. This will test drawing knowledge and understanding and drawing abilities. The Thematic Presentation will be externally moderated by SQA. Only the Computer Graphic NABS will be assessed.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 AND 2 PRACTICAL CRAFT SKILLS - WOODWORK

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS At the discretion of the school, but you would normally be expected to have some experience of craft skills, S1 CDT. Safety is very important therefore a high standard of behaviour is required.

COURSE OUTLINE This is a practical course, particularly suitable if you are hoping to have a career in the construction industry. It may also be useful to you if you are interested in learning about materials and technology and in developing craft skills as a hobby. Making things from wood gives you a sense of achievement and the course in general helps to build your confidence and self discipline. You will make FOUR woodwork projects • Table Mirror Stand • Clock • Bedside Cabinet / frame construction • Table Lamp • If time permits – free choice of individual project There are three units in the course – Bench Skills 1: Wood Flat Frame Construction • to acquire knowledge of a range of tools, materials and processes • to make a range of basic joints that are commonly used in the production of flat frame joinery • to manufacture a flat-framed wooden product from a working drawing Bench Skills 2: Wood Carcass Construction • to select and use woodworking tools for specific purposes and acquire knowledge of a range of tool, materials and processes • to make a range of basic woodworking joints that could be used in a wide range of carcass joinery constructions • to manufacture a carcass or box product from a working drawing. Machining and Finishing: Wood • to acquire knowledge of associated tools, materials and processes • to learn to set up and use a range of common machine and power tools in accordance with safe working practice • to manufacture a machined component from a working drawing • to learn to use various finishing techniques including a range of surface preparations such as planing and sanding.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Course work is assessed internally in accordance with SQA guidelines. In addition students have to complete a project for examination by the SQA. No folio is required. The clock will be assessed by SQA moderator.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 - CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entry to the course is at the discretion of the department, but students would normally be expected to have some experience of craft skills or CDT in. Safety is very important therefore a high standard of behaviour is required. COURSE OUTLINE The Course contains practical construction crafts Units in seven important construction trades. It is especially suitable for students with an aptitude for and an interest in practical crafts work. Students will learn a variety of skills in the tradesspecific Units. In addition, they will develop skills and attitudes that enhance employability, not just in the construction industry, but in employment generally. This course is at Intermediate 1 level and consists of eight 20 hour Units. Five of the Units are mandatory and the remaining three are chosen from seven optional 20 hours Units: The Mandatory Units: • Employability Skills • Half Brick Walling • Decorative Painting • Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery • Plumbing

The Optional Units Practical Copper Pipework Brickwork Techniques Carpentry and Joinery Techniques Decorative Finishing Using Water-borne Paints Electrical Installation Plasterwork Roof Tiling

Progression This Course may provide candidates with opportunities to progress to: • Construction Crafts Course (Intermediate 2) • Scottish Vocational Qualifications in the area of construction crafts • Further education • Training/employment

COURSE ASSESSMENT Assessment in this Course will be based on a range of practical workshop activities, supported by assessor observation checklists and candidate self-checking of quality. There are no written tests in this course. In the Employability Skills Unit, students will carry out self-evaluation on a range of skills, review their progress and identify action points. Each Unit will be supported by a National Assessment Bank (NAB) item which will provide an assessment package and will exemplify the national standard.

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DRAMA DEPARTMENT The Drama Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: ADVANCED HIGHER DRAMA HIGHER DRAMA INTERMEDIATE 2 DRAMA INTERMEDIATE 1 DRAMA

Teacher: Mrs J Read

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ADVANCED HIGHER DRAMA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students should have passed

Higher Drama at grades A

In addition, they must have passed Higher English

COURSE OUTLINE There are three units 1. Devised Drama Select a theme, identify and select source materials related to theme, finalise with a theatrical presentation. 2. Twentieth-Century Theatre – Theories of Performance Explore the theories and practices of two leading 20th Century theatre practitioners. 3. Special Study Specialise in an aspect of performance – acting or directing or design. Study focuses on the process of translating text into theatre within the chosen option .

COURSE ASSESSMENT To gain Advanced Higher the candidate must achieve all three units as well as the external assessment. The external assessment will comprise one question paper and a practical examination from your chosen Special Study.

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HIGHER DRAMA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students would normally have passed •

Standard Grade Drama at Credit Level

and / or • •

Intermediate 2 Drama In addition, they must be expected to pass Higher English

COURSE OUTLINE There are three units 1. Investigative Drama This is a group activity utilising drama skills to investigate a topic or theme, engaging in activities such as language, movement and theatre. Candidates take responsibility for directing one section. 2. Study of a Text in its Theatrical Context Using prescribed texts a study will be taken from the perspective of the actor and director in preparation for a production. 3. Contemporary Scottish Theatre Using Contemporary Scottish plays, a study will be explored from the perspective of the actor and the audience in terms of communication of meaning. Candidates will gain knowledge and understanding in 2 or more of the following: • Social, political and religious dimensions • Use of history, nostalgia and popular tradition • Issues of gender – current production and issues

COURSE ASSESSMENT To gain a Higher award, the candidate must achieve all three units as well as the external assessment. The external assessment will comprise of one question paper and a practical examination of acting. Each element is worth 50% of the overall grade.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 DRAMA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students would normally have passed • • • •

Standard Grade Drama at Credit Level or Intermediate 1 Drama or Have appropriate experience of Drama In addition they must have passed Standard Grade English at General/Credit level

COURSE OUTLINE There are three units 1. Drama Skills This is a group activity exploring a topic or theme, utilising different drama forms and structures such as mime, movement and role play. This will culminate in a live presentation to an audience. 2. Theatre Production Skills Study of a theatre production team and experience of a range of theatre production skills. This range includes basic play appreciation and two others from the following: set design, lighting, sound, costume, props, make-up, acting and stage management. Candidates will demonstrate ability in 2 areas for production of a text. 3. Production This will combine skills learned in the first two units by producing a small scale production. Candidates may choose acting, directing or design options.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To gain Intermediate 2, the candidate must pass all the component units of the course and the external assessment. The external assessment will comprise of a practical examination, an assignment assessed externally and a Drama Skills folio that is assessed internally and moderated externally.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 DRAMA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students would normally have passed • • •

Standard Grade Drama at Foundation, General or Credit Level or Have appropriate drama experience or Have a special interest in Drama

COURSE OUTLINE There are three units 1. Drama Skills This is a group activity exploring a topic or theme, utilising different drama forms and structures such as mime, movement and radio. 2. Theatre Production Skills Study of a theatre production team and experiencing different theatre production skills. A study of three of the following: set devising, lighting, sound, wardrobe, props, makeup, and acting. 3. Production This will combine the first two units by producing a small scale production.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To gain Intermediate 1, the candidate must pass all the units of the course and the external assessment. The external assessments will comprise of a practical examination, an assignment assessed externally and a Drama Skills folio that is assessed internally and moderated externally.

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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT The English department is offering senior students the following courses this session: ADVANCED HIGHER ENGLISH HIGHER ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE 2 ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE 1 ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE 1 AND 2 CORE SKILLS

Principal Teacher: Mr N Craik-Collins

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ADVANCED HIGHER ENGLISH

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

A pass at Higher Grade/Higher Still Genuine Interest in English Literature/Language/Communication/Media Desire to develop own creative writing skills, perhaps for a career in writing, journalism or the media.

COURSE OUTLINE • • • •

Students will study English Literature to a greater depth than before, often spanning across the Centuries from Chaucer to the 20th and 21st century. Authors and texts will usually be chosen from the SQA list – normally at least two genres will be studied in depth, covering a range of work work by at least two writers. Students will be encouraged to read widely beyond class work and the SQA list to follow own literary interests. Students will complete a Specialist Study (Dissertation) (40%) and a Creative Writing Folio (30%).

COURSE ASSESSMENT 1. A Specialist Study (Dissertation) of 3,500-4,500 words on a literary subject of the student’s choice. 2. A Creative Writing Folio of two ‘best’, pieces of work of different genres, written by the student with the advice of the class teacher(s) and visiting writers; these pieces may be selected from short stories, plays, poetry or reflective writing of 1000 words minimum in length; (excluding poetry which has no minimum requirement). Several pieces should be written in the duration of the course. The above will be written in class time and in the student’s own time. Two ‘best’ pieces will then be selected, and then submitted to the SQA for assessment. 3. A written paper on Literature (1½ hours) (30%) under closed book conditions. 1 question to be attempted. 4. Internal unit assessments must be passed in literature (two essays, open book); four pieces of creative writing covering all genres, should also be produced during the length of the course in Creative Writing, as a minimum requirement (two to be submitted to SQA as folio).

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HIGHER ENGLISH

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • • •

Standard Grade English with Grades 1 or 2 in Reading and Writing Pass in Intermediate 2 at Level B or above

An A pass in the intermediate 2 prelim, in conjunction with a teacher’s recommendation.

COURSE OUTLINE The course is designed to enrich the experience of students through the study of language and literature and to develop the skills of understanding and communication. The content will be covered by three Units, two of which contain options: 1. Language study – Close Reading and Writing 2. Literary study - Textual Analysis and Critical Essay 3. Creative Writing Folio – Two written pieces

COURSE ASSESSMENT To achieve an overall award, students must complete satisfactorily the Learning Outcomes in all units and also attain a pass in an external examination, consisting of two papers, each 1 ½ hours duration. Paper I Interpretation Paper II Critical Essay The Creative Writing folio is assessed internally and then sent to the SQA for Moderation.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 ENGLISH

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

A pass in Standard Grade at Grade 3, with a Grade 3 in Reading. An A/B pass in the intermediate 1 prelim, in conjunction with a teacher recommendation

COURSE OUTLINE The course is designed to enrich the experience of students through the study of language and literature and to develop the skills of understanding and communicating. A pass at level A/B in all components will allow the candidate to proceed to Higher. The component units are the same as those described in the Higher course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To achieve an overall award candidates must complete the Learning Outcomes in all three units and also attain a pass in an external examination. Paper I – Interpretation Paper II – Critical Essay

(1 hour) (1 ½ hours)

The Personal Study is assessed internally and marked on a Pass/Fail basis.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 ENGLISH

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A pass in Standard Grade at Grade 4.

COURSE OUTLINE The course is designed to enrich the experience of students through the study of language and literature and to develop the skills of understanding and communicating. A pass at Levels A/B in all components will allow the student to proceed to Intermediate 2. The component units are the same as those described in the Higher course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To achieve an overall award the student must complete the Learning Outcomes in all four units and also attain a pass in an external examination, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes in total. Part I - Interpretation Part II – Critical Essay The Personal Study is assessed internally and marked on a Pass/Fail basis.

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INTERMEDIATE 1/2 ENGLISH CORE SKILLS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ‘Literacy Acceleration’ students will progress into this course from S3 Standard Grade. This is suitable for students with a Standard Grade pass or for pupils looking to improve vocational or entrepreneurial skills, in preparation for work.

COURSE OUTLINE Students will complete a minimum of three of the following units: Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4

Communications ( 2 reports, 1 group presentation, 1 NAB) Working with others (Video evidence of teamwork and proactive collaboration) Problem solving ICT (Production of website and adverts)

This course focuses upon the literacy vocational and entrepreneurial skills that are required to make the transition into full time employment, or business start-up

COURSE ASSESSMENT All assessment is internal and moderated by the SQA. The communications module involves reading with regards to teamwork and leadership. We focus upon the work of Steven Covey and Patrick Lencioni. Two reports are then produced using the theories of effective collaboration. A group presentation, including an individual presentation of 3 minutes is also required. The unit is competed by passing a reading NAB. Working with others and problem solving involve putting the theories introduced in Communications into practice. Presentation level will be dictated by the quality of video evidence collected. A whole school activity has to be organised, planned and delivered. The ICT module is an additional qualification that will be completed by pupils who excel in modules one and two. This involves the creation of a website and other multimedia presentation. All assessment is moderated by SQA

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GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT The Geography Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: ADVANCED HIGHER GEOGRAPHY HIGHER GEOGRAPHY INTERMEDIATE 1 & 2 GEOGRAPHY INTERMEDIATE 2 TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Principal Teacher: Ms R Maclean

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ADVANCED HIGHER GEOGRAPHY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students will normally be expected to have attained one of the following or equivalent:-

• The course at Higher Geography • One or more of the Units at Higher Geography • The course or Units in other social subjects at Higher or Advanced Higher Level.

COURSE OUTLINE The course has 3 mandatory Units:-

1. Geographical Methods and Techniques:- this concentrates on broadening the knowledge and understanding of these skills by ensuring, through the unit assessment, that candidates can competently use 5 of these skills. 2. Geographical Study Unit:- students must carry out independent research from primary/secondary sources and/or independent fieldwork, analyse their findings and provide an evaluation of the work they have undertaken. 3. Critical Evaluation Unit:- this concentrates on the evaluation of sources and viewpoints connected to a geographical issue. The student must learn to evaluate the sources and viewpoints from a geographical perspective and write a short essay which critically evaluates them.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To achieve the Course award, the student must pass the units as well as the Course assessment. Course assessment consists of two components:1. A question paper. This will assess, under controlled conditions, the ability of candidates to use a variety of geographical methods and techniques. This is worth 30% of the overall mark. 2. A folio of Coursework which consists of 2 key pieces of work:• Geographical Study – a report on geographical research. This is worth 40% of the overall mark. • Geographical Issues – an essay which critically evaluates an issue from a geographical perspective. This is worth 30% of the overall mark.

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HIGHER GEOGRAPHY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course is a natural progression for those who have been successful in Standard Grade Geography at Grade 2 or above or for students who have successfully completed Intermediate 2 Geography. The department also welcomes students who did not experience Standard Grade Geography but would like to study the subject again. In these circumstances good grades above three in other standard grades are required. Sixth year students should have gained some highers in S5. For more information, please speak to Miss Maclean.

COURSE OUTLINE Higher Geography should make you more aware of and give you a better understanding what is going on in the world – from the local area to global issues that are of concern to every citizen in the world! To do this, many different topics of interest are covered. The course is split into two core areas. These are:1. Physical Geography – this covers a huge variety of topics ranging from atmospheric circulation, how limestone caves are formed, to deserts and rainforests! 2. Human Geography – again, a wealth of topics are studied within this, ranging from population issues and how to solve them (such as the one child policy in China) to the developing world and disease. Within these core areas, detailed case studies or applications are undertaken. Topics covered, include looking at poorer countries (ELDC’S), their development and control of disease, to issues in developed world countries such as the United States.

Fieldwork is a vital aspect of the course, whether this is out of school activities or simulated computer based activities.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The final exam consists of 2 papers. PAPER 1:- This covers “Physical and Human Environments” topics and lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. PAPER 2:- This covers the “Environmental Interactions” studied and lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. There will be internal assessments throughout the course.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 & 2 GEOGRAPHY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS •

General/Credit level at Standard Grade for Intermediate 2

Foundation/General level at Standard Grade for Intermediate 1.

COURSE OUTLINE There are three units in the course:Geography: Physical Environments Unit – this covers topics in the British Isles and studies a variety of landscape types. Geography: Human Environments Unit – this covers case studies from around the world including a detailed look at examples from economically more and less developed countries. Geography: Environmental Interactions Unit – this focuses on global issues and looks at ways of trying to manage and tackle these, including volcanoes, earthquake and drought.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The final exam consists of one paper which lasts 2 hours. There will be internal assessments throughout the course.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 AND 2 TRAVEL AND TOURISM

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students should have one of the following:•

Standard Grade English at General level or above

A Standard Grade in any social subject at General level or above.

COURSE OUTLINE This course is aimed at students who would like to work in the travel industry or in tourism. It is also suitable for any student who is interested in personal travel. The course has a skills for work focus and is intended to get students thinking about employment opportunities now and in the future. In the past we have had some students really pursue this as a career option when leaving school. Some students have gained modern apprenticeships with travel companies and gained employment at the airport as a few successful examples. The course is also intended to give students life skills that they need when leaving Forrester for the outside world. There are three units in the course at Int 1 level:Holiday Planning – This looks into the booking process of holidays from a personal and business point of view. Holiday Issues – This aims to give students the skills they need when problems arise whilst on holiday from a personal and business point of view. Holiday Destinations - this focuses on improving knowledge about a wide range of tourist destinations and providing information for customers about these. There are three units in the course at Int 2 level:Travel and Tourism: An Introduction – this focuses on the development of the industry and economic issues associated with this. Business Practices in Travel and Tourism: - this focuses on structural and operational aspects of the industry together with the role of communications technology and the importance of customer service. This work takes the form of a research project. Tourist Destinations: - this focuses on improving knowledge about a wide range of tourist destinations and providing information for customers about these. More information is available on request from Social Subjects staff.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Students must pass the units as well as the course assessment. Unit assessments consist of short answer tests and a folio. The final exam consists of one question paper which lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. The final exam at INT 1 is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The final exam at INT 2 is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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HISTORY DEPARTMENT The History department is offering senior students the following courses this session: HIGHER HISTORY INTERMEDIATE 2 HISTORY

Principal Teacher: Ms R MacLean

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HIGHER HISTORY

Entry Requirements A credit pass in any Standard Grade Subject Course Outline The Higher Course covers three areas: • • •

Appeasement and the Road to War, to 1939 Scotland and the Impact of the Great War 1914-1928 Britain 1850’s to 1979

Course Assessment The Higher course is assessed through a combination of internal National Assessments (NAB’s), the SQA exam and through writing an essay. The final exam tests students’ ability to interpret sources and their ability to demonstrate understanding through Essay writing. Students also write an Extended Essay, prepared in class and written under exam conditions. The Exam in Higher History is divided into essays (paper 1) and sources (paper 2). Paper 1 The Historical Study (paper 1) develops the student’s knowledge and understanding. The Appeascment topic and the British topic count as the student’s HISTORICAL STUDY. These units are assessed through extended writing (essays). In addition there is an internal assessment for each historical study. In each particular internal assessment the student writes one Essay (NAB). In the final SQA exam the student attempts two essays – one on each topic: • Appeasement and the Road to War, to 1939. • Britain 1850s and 1979 Through the year students will work on their essay writing skills. Paper 2 The Historical Special Topic (paper 2) will develop the student’s source evaluation skills. The sources will all relate to the topic Scotland and The Impact of World War 1 1914-1928. The unit is assessed in two ways. • A NAB • The Final Exam, through source work.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 HISTORY

Entry Requirements •

A general pass in any Standard Grade Social Subject

Course Outline The Intermediate 2 course is comprised of three contexts: • Free at Last? Civil Rights Movement in America 1918-1968 • Appeasement. The Road to War • From the Cradle to the Grave: Changing Britain

Course Assessment The Intermediate 2 course is assessed through a combination of internal National Assessments (NAB’s), a final SQA exam and through essay writing. The Final exam tests the student’s ability to interpret sources whilst an Extended Essay, prepared and written in class time, assesses students’ understanding and ability to analyse specific historical events and episodes.

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HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT The Home Economics Department is offering senior students the following courses this session:

INTERMEDIATE 2 HOSPITALITY – PRACTICAL COOKERY INTERMEDIATE 2 – CREATIVE CAKE PRODUCTION INTERMEDIATE 1 LIFESTYLE & CONSUMER STUDIES - (CHILD CARE)

Principal Teacher: Mrs L Alexander

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INTERMEDIATE 2 HOSPITALITY – PRACTICAL COOKERY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Student financial contributions each term

New entrants will be considered

Good attendance.

Hospitality Intermediate 1

COURSE OUTLINE The course is designed to offer development of practical skills and understanding appropriate to food preparation and cookery. The course is primarily practical and aims to provide the development of techniques and skills required for the production of food for both domestic and hospitality situations. The Units covered are – 1) Foods of the World 2) Practical Skills for the Hospitality Industry 3) Food Preparation for Healthy Eating Due to the high cost of materials, students are expected to contribute on a regular basis towards the practical lessons. There will be opportunities to gain an insight in to the food and hospitality industries.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The student must pass all the internal assessments associated with the component units. The external assessment is: A 2 ½ hour practical examination, under controlled conditions plus a 1 hour written paper linked to the practical assignment. Students will have an opportunity to sit the REHIS Hygiene Certificate recognised by the food industry.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 – CREATIVE CAKE PRODUCTION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Student financial contribution each term • • • • •

New entrants will be considered. Good attendance Intermediate 1 Hospitality Intermediate 2 Hospitality Student financial contribution each term

COURSE OUTLINE The course is designed to develop students’ creativity and flair applied to cake production. Students will have the opportunity to create all types of cakes building on their skills from basic Victoria Sandwich Cakes to Celebration Cakes for all occasions e.g. Special Birthdays, Anniversaries and Fun Cakes like Passing Your Driving Test. Students will work with Butter Icing, Royal Icing, Fondant and Chocolate learning to coat, mould and shape the celebration cake of their own selection. The Units covered are: 1. Cake Production 2. Cake Decorating 3. Creative Cake Production of Organisation of Practical Skills. Due to the high cost of materials, students are expected to contribute on a regular basis towards the practical lessons.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The student must pass all the internal assessments associated with the component units. Students are assessed in all practical lessons, therefore good attendance is essential. The external assessment will be a Practical Assignment, which has three stages: planning, developing and evaluating. The final examination will always be externally assessed, in either February or May and these cakes are retained within school until verification is finalised.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 LIFESTYLE & CONSUMER STUDIES – CHILD CARE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Student financial contribution each term • Good Attendance • New entrants will be considered • Intermediate 1 or 2 Hospitality • Standard Grade Home Economics • Student financial contribution each term

COURSE OUTLINE This course is particularly useful to any students who intend following a career involving working with children. The course is designed to develop student’s understanding of child development from birth to school age. Students will have an opportunity to work with young children either at a playgroup or within a primary school and learn to demonstrate the skills for story telling. The Units Covered are: • • • • •

Preparation for Parenthood Health & Safety for Babies & Young Children The Pre-school Child – Food, Clothing and Play Food Preparation for Healthy Eating Organisation of Practical Skills

Due to the high cost of materials, students are expected to contribute on a regular basis toward practical lessons.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The students must pass all the internal assessments associated with the component units. Students are assessed in all aspects of class project work, therefore good attendance at all times is essential. The external assessment is a 10 hour examination in April/May comprised of planning, developing and evaluating linked to a statement from SQA. This practical element is marked within the department under SQA examination conditions and the written element of the brief is marked externally by SQA.

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MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT The Mathematics Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: ADVANCED HIGHER MATHEMATICS HIGHER MATHEMATICS INTERMEDIATE 2 MATHEMATICS INTERMEDIATE 1 MATHEMATICS

Principal Teacher: Mr A Koturbasz

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ADVANCED HIGHER MATHEMATICS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Higher Mathematics

COURSE OUTLINE This is a mathematical methods course which also samples aspects of applied Mathematics and as such is particularly suitable for any student intending to study for a degree or diploma in any of the Sciences, Computing, Engineering, Economics, Accountancy and any other qualification which involves a first year Maths course. Students will find that by doing Advanced Higher Maths they will probably have covered most of the content of their first year University Maths course.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Similar to Higher – 3 unit assessments and end of course external examination.

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HIGHER MATHEMATICS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • • •

Standard Grade 1 or 2 or Core Maths 4 + Calculus 1 Modules or Intermediate 2 pass at A

COURSE OUTLINE The syllabus is designed to build upon prior learning in the areas of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and to introduce students to elementary calculus. This is a demanding course to cover in 1 year, both in terms of pace and difficulty. Regular homework is essential to enable the course to be completed in the allotted time. The course consists of 3 units, which are progressive in nature. This means that each unit must be completed successfully, before advancement to the next.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To gain an overall award, the student must pass all three unit assessments, as well as the external assessment. The external exam (2 hours 40 minutes) will consist of two papers, one of which will not allow the use of a calculator.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 MATHEMATICS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • • •

Standard Grade 3 or Core Maths 3 or Intermediate 1

COURSE OUTLINE The course is designed to build upon the knowledge gained by good general level candidates (or Intermediate 1) and meet the needs of those who wish to progress to Higher Mathematics. Areas of study are Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, similar to those at Credit level.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To gain an overall award, the student must pass all three unit assessments, as well as the external assessment. The external exam (2 hours) will consist of two papers, one of which will not allow the use of a calculator.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 MATHEMATICS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

Standard Grade 4, 5, or 6 or Mathematics 3 at Access 3 level

COURSE OUTLINE This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills developed in Standard Grade Mathematics at Foundation level or using Mathematics 3 at Access 3 level. It is also a more suitable entry level for candidates with Standard Grade 4, who wish to progress to Intermediate 2 level. Areas of study are Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Arithmetic to a level expected of a student gaining a grade 3 at Standard Grade.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To gain an overall award the student must pass all three unit assessments, as well as the external assessment. The external exam (1½ hours) will consist of two papers, one of which will not allow the use of a calculator.

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MODERN STUDIES The Modern Studies Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: ADVANCED HIGHER MODERN STUDIES HIGHER MODERN STUDIES INTERMEDIATE 2 MODERN STUDIES

Principal Teacher: Ms R Maclean

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ADVANCED HIGHER MODERN STUDIES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Advance Higher Modern Studies is concerned with developing the candidate’s knowledge and understanding, evaluative and investigative skills in relation to Law and Order. Pupils will develop an understanding of the importance of sound evidence, will also critically assess a variety of political and social science research methods and carry out independent research. ENTRY LEVEL Students will normally be expected to have attained one of the following or equivalent:• • •

The course at Higher Modern Studies One or more units at Higher Modern Studies The course or units in other social subjects at Higher or Advanced Higher level.

COURSE OUTLINE Crime and Public Disorder in the UK • • •

Understand the causes of different types of crime Explain the relationship between crime rates and factors such as location, social class, poverty and unemployment Analyse the social and economic effects of crime on individuals and groups.

The Penal System • • •

Understand the main theories of deterrence, punishment and rehabilitation Analyse the effectiveness of the penal system and its different forms of treatment and punishment of offenders in the UK Examine the arguments for and against reform of the UK penal system, making comparisons with the system in one other country

Practical Research • • •

Demonstrate the ability to retain and integrate knowledge, understanding and skills Apply critical knowledge, understanding and skills to more complex sources Synthesise a large volume of complex information to produce a detailed report on the conclusion of research findings

COURSE ASSESSMENT 1. Dissertation – between 4,000 and 5,000 words on an issue relating to law and order in the UK 2. Final Exam – three hour paper examining knowledge of law and order as well as research methods

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course makes a distinctive contribution to the education of students as a relevant academic study in its own right and in preparing students for the skills demanded by higher education and business. The study of Modern Studies develops knowledge, understanding and skills, which are of importance and relevance to our lives. ENTRY LEVEL Standard Grade Modern Studies or any other social subject at Credit Levels 1 or 2. The department will also welcome students who have successfully attained Higher History or Higher Geography at C pass level at least.

COURSE OUTLINE Political Issues in the United Kingdom Unit 1: Devolved Making in Scotland • The Scottish Parliament as an arena for conflict, co-operation and decision-making. • Scottish representation in Britain • How the work of the Scottish Parliament has a direct impact on the people of Scotland. Unit 2: Decision Making in Central Government • Where power and accountability lies within Parliament • Functions, organisation of and procedures of business within Parliament • Influences on the decision-making process in the UK Social Issues in the Unit Kingdom Unit 3: Wealth and Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom • Causes and consequences for inequalities in wealth and health • Government action to deal with social and economical inequalities • Debate over principles of health care provision and of the Welfare State. International Issues Unit 4: The United States of America • Roles and powers of the USA, government at federal, state and local levels. • Political issues: Political trends, political parties, debate on immigration • Social and economic issues: Demands for change, the effectiveness of government responses for different groups in US society. Throughout the course, students are expected to make reference to the books, articles and newspaper cuttings within the departmental and school libraries.

Course Assessment There are two papers 1 (1 ½ hrs ) – consists of five essay type questions which relate to content and interpretation of subject learned. Paper II (1 ¼ hrs consists of Decision Making Exercise which allows pupils to use a variety of complex data and information sources to compile a very structured report which takes decisions and make recommendations.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 MODERN STUDIES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS At Intermediate level it does not matter if the Standard Grade achieved to date is Modern Studies, History or Geography. For Intermediate 2 you will need a Grade 3 or 4 in either Modern Studies, Geography or History.

COURSE OUTLINE As we enter the new millennia, Intermediate 2 Modern Studies aims to equip young people with a greater understanding of our changing and dynamic society. This course focuses on the present political, social and international issues that effect the lives of every citizen in Scotland. Political Issues in the United Kingdom Unit 1: Government and Decision-Making in Scotland • The powers, structure and functions of the Scottish Parliament. • Influences on decision making process in Scotland. • How the Scottish Parliament directly affects the lives of the people of Scotland. Social Issues in the United Kingdom Unit 2: Equality in Society: Wealth and Health in the United Kingdom. • The causes and consequences of poverty and how it is tackled. • The causes of ill health and how health needs are met. International Issues Unit 3: the United States of America • Social and economic issues: regional and cultural differences and inequalities amongst groups. • Political issues: Human rights issues, inequalities in the political process by different groups.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The final exam consists of 1 paper which lasts 2 hours.

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MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT The Modern Languages department is offering senior students the following courses this session: HIGHER FRENCH/GERMAN INTERMEDIATE 2 FRENCH/GERMAN ACCESS 3 SPANISH Employability: gives yourself the edge This is what a top employer said he is looking for in a new employee: • Social skills • Ability to work in a team • Communication skills • Problem solving skills • Confidence • Experience • Open mindedness • Flexibility Learning languages gives you these skills Speaking another language makes you stand out from the crowd. *In addition to this many Scottish Universities (including St Andrews and Edinburgh) will not accept entrants to courses, other than science courses, unless they have a National Qualification in a Language. By speaking a language other than English, the world opens up to you. You have an asset for life.

Principal Teacher: Mrs J Gladwin / Mr B Buchanan

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HIGHER FRENCH/GERMAN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Standard Grade pass at Grade 1 or 2 / Intermediate 2 pass at Grade A or B

COURSE OUTLINE What will I learn if I do Higher French/German? This course will enable you to communicate at a more fluent level in the language you have studied to Standard Grade. Higher/French German can be very useful in helping you to find a job, especially one where you have to deal with people from other countries. Many businesses trade in the European market and you will gain practical skills in the Language in Work Unit which will enable you to communicate in the workplace with people from other countries The course consists of two units: Language Language in Work The Language Unit covers the following themes • Family, friends and society • Education and Work • The Wider World The Language in Work unit covers one or more of the following vocational areas such as • Tourism • Office Technology • Business Studies • Information Technology • Work Experience

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COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal Assessment •

Language Unit – This Unit is internally assessed in Reading, Listening and Speaking

Language in Work Unit – This Unit is internally assessed in Writing

External Assessment The external exam consists of two papers Paper 1 – Reading and Directed Writing Paper 2 – Listening and Discursive Writing The internal speaking assessment is also graded for the external exam.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 FRENCH/GERMAN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Standard Grade pass at Grade 3

COURSE OUTLINE What will I learn if I do Intermediate 2 French/German? This course will enable you to make further progress with your language learning. It will help you gain practical skills to communicate in the foreign language in the workplace. Modern languages are very important for all sorts of things – holidays, making new friends, future employment and further study. Knowing another language can open up lots of new possibilities. Many hotels, service industries, businesses and tour companies deal with people from other countries. This course will enable you to communicate in the foreign language with people in these situations. The course consists of two units: Language Language in Work The Language unit covers the following themes • Family, Friends and Leisure • Education and Work • Holidays and Travel The Language in Work unit covers one or more of the following areas such as • Tourism • Office Technology • Business Studies • Information Technology • Work Experience

COURSE ASSESSMENT Internal Assessment • Language Unit - This Unit is internally assessed in Reading, Listening and Speaking. • Language in Work Unit - This Unit is internally assessed in Writing . External Assessment The external exam consists of 3 papers Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3

Reading Listening Writing

The internal speaking assessment is also graded for the external exam.

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ACCESS 3 SPANISH

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS NONE – This is Spanish for Beginners, open to all.

COURSE OUTLINE What will I learn if I do Access 3 Spanish? If you are interested in learning a new language this course will give you a basic understanding of Spanish. You will learn how to communicate at a basic level in Spanish and broaden your horizons by learning aspects of the culture and language of the country. The course consists of three units – Personal Language Transactional Language Language in Work The following themes are covered – Lifestyles Education The Wider World The World of Work

COURSE ASSESSMENT There is no External Assessment for this course. This course is assessed internally throughout the course of the year. Internal Assessment 5 Assessments in the Personal Language Unit 6 Assessments in the Transactional Language Unit 6 Assessments in the Language in Work Unit

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT The Music Department is offering senior pupils the following courses this session: ADVANCED HIGHER MUSIC HIGHER MUSIC INTERMEDIATE 2 MUSIC INTERMEDIATE 1 MUSIC FREE STANDING UNITS

Principal Teacher: Mr M Ennis

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ADVANCED HIGHER MUSIC

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students will be expected to have gained a high pass grade at Higher Music.

COURSE OUTLINE Advanced Higher Music course consists of two mandatory units, Composing and Listening, which are set at a level above that of Higher. Students must then choose one optional unit, either: Performing – Students will work on 2 instruments and will perform a variety of contrasting pieces on both instruments to an examiner. Performing with Technology - students choose 1 instrument and record a programme of music consisting of a variety of contrasting pieces. Students will also prepare a MIDI sequenced composition using one of the computer software packages available in the Department and will sit a short test on knowledge gained throughout the course. The Choice of topic will depend very much on the experience of the student and will require to be negotiated with the class teacher. In any given year only certain optional units may be on offer. Please consult Mr Ennis to clarify the choices available.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Practical units will be assessed both internally at the Prelim and externally at the practical examinations in February/March . The MIDI sequencing folio will be marked centrally at the end of the unit in March/April. A test of knowledge and understanding will take place around Feb/March and will be marked internally. Listening will be assessed through end of unit tests, a Prelim exam and the Listening exam in May/June. Students will also be required to complete an analytical commentary on two or more music works throughout the session. The Composing unit will be assessed at the end of the unit in March.

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HIGHER MUSIC

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students will be expected to have gained an A or a B at Intermediate 2. Any possible exceptions to this will require to be fully discussed with Mr Ennis.

COURSE OUTLINE The course reinforces and extends the knowledge and understanding gained at Intermediate 2 and is designed for those who wish to study the subject as part of their general education as well as for those who may wish to pursue a career related to music.

The Higher Music course consists of two mandatory units, Composing and Listening, which are set at a level above Intermediate 2. Students must then choose one optional unit, either: Performing – students will work on 2 instruments, most likely following on from those at Intermediate 2, and will perform a variety of contrasting pieces on both instruments to an examiner. Performing with Technology – students choose 1 instrument and record a programme of music consisting of a variety of contrasting pieces. Students will also prepare a MIDI sequenced composition using one of the computer software packages available in the Department and will sit a short test on knowledge gained throughout the course. The choice of topic will depend very much on the experience of the students and will require to be negotiated with the class teacher. In any given year only certain optional units will be on offer. Please consult Mr Ennis to clarify the choices available.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Practical units will be assessed both internally at the Prelim and externally at the practical examinations in February/March. Listening will be assessed through end of unit tests, a Prelim Exam and the Listening exam in May/June. Composition will be assessed at the end of the unit in March. The Midi Sequencing folio will be marked centrally at the end of the unit in March/April. A test on knowledge and understanding will take place internally around Feb/March.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 MUSIC

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course may be offered to students who previously gained a pass at Intermediate 1 and would like to further their music skills at this level in one year. Intermediate 2 may also be offered to students who have not studied Music since S1 but this course would them be completed over 2 years. Please consult Mr Ennis for further details.

COURSE OUTLINE Intermediate 2 Music course consists of two mandatory units, Composing and Listening, which are set at a level slightly above that of Credit level in Standard Grade. Students must then choose one optional unit, either: Performing – students will work on 2 instruments and will perform a variety of contrasting pieces on both instruments to an examiner. Performing with Technology – students choose 1 instrument and record a programme of music consisting of a variety of contrasting pieces. Students will also prepare a MIDI sequenced composition using one of the computer software packages available in the Department and will sit a short test on knowledge gained throughout the course. The Choice of topic will depend very much on the experience of the student and will require to be negotiated with the class teacher. In any given year only certain optional units may be on offer. Please consult Mr Ennis to clarify the choices available.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Practical units will be assessed both internally at the Prelim and externally at the practical examinations in February/March The MIDI sequencing folio will be marked centrally at the end of the unit in March/April. A test of knowledge and understanding will take place around Feb/March and will be marked internally. Listening will be assessed through end of unit tests, a Prelim exam and the Listening exam in May/June. The Composing unit will be assessed at the end of the unit in March.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 MUSIC

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course may be offered to students who did not take Music at certificate level in S2 and 3 but would like to further their Musical skills in S4, 5 and 6. This would be offered as a one year course for most students. Please consult Mr Ennis for further details.

COURSE OUTLINE Intermediate 1 Music course consists of two mandatory units, Composing and Listening, which are set at a level above that of Access 3. Students must then choose one optional unit, either: Performing – Students will work on 2 instruments and will perform a variety of contrasting pieces on both instruments to an examiner. Performing with Technology – Students choose 1 instrument and record a programme of music consisting of a variety of contrasting pieces. Students will also prepare a MIDI sequence composition using one of the computer software packages available in the Department and will sit a short test on knowledge gained throughout the course. The Choice of topic will depend very much on the experience of the students and will require to be negotiated with the class teacher. In any given year only certain optional units may be on offer. Please consult Mr Ennis to clarify the choices available.

COURSE ASSESSMENT Practical units will be assessed both internally at the Prelim and externally at the practical examinations in February/March. The MIDI sequencing folio will be marked centrally at the end of the unit in March/April. A test of knowledge and understanding will take place around Feb/March and will be marked internally. Listening will be assessed through end of unit tests, a Prelim exam and the Listening exam in May/June. The Composing unit will be assessed at the end of the unit in March.

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FREE STANDING UNITS - MUSIC

This Unit is only available to S6 students who are keen to develop practical skills in a particular instrument Please consult Mr Ennis for further details.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no specific entry requirements for these units as they can be taken from Access 3 up to Advanced Higher depending on ability and/or previous practical skills on a particular instrument.

COURSE OUTLINE Students will work on a series of Musical pieces on their instrument throughout the year and will be required to demonstrate their capability to play these at the end of the year with their subject teacher.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The assessment of this Unit will be taken internally by the subject teacher at the end of the Unit and awarded a pass/fail in May.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT The Physical Education Department is offering senior students the following courses this session: HIGHER PHYSICAL EDUCATION INTERMEDIATE 2 PHYSICAL EDUCATION INTERMEDIATE 1 PHYSICAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADER AWARD

Acting Principal Teacher: Mr J MacPhie

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HIGHER PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This is a very demanding course both practically and theoretically and is therefore recommended for students who have either gained or are studying Higher English. Students should also have a high level of practical ability in two activities and should have gained Credit passes in Standard Grade Physical Education and English. Pupils need to be sitting, or have passed English at Int 2 or Higher level. In addition, students must be aware of the amount of effort needed in all three activities and choose the course which appeals to them and caters best for their abilities. It should be noted that a high level of physical fitness is required in order for all students to participate in 4 practical periods in the week. We will endeavour to give all students a choice of the practical activities they will follow, however, this is not always possible and candidates should be willing to accept whatever group they are placed in. A full change of kit is required for four periods out of five and students must be committed to ensure kit is brought at all times. This course may be a more suitable option for S6. However any interested students must speak to Mr MacPhie.

COURSE OUTLINE The Higher Course consists of two elements: 1. Practical Performance 2. Analysis and Development of Performance Practical Performance This course provides students with an opportunity to study three practical areas. Analysis of Performance This covers Structures and Strategies, Skills and Techniques, Performance Appreciation and Preparation of the Body.

COURSE ASSESSMENT There is a Unit Assessment for each Practical Activity. A final written examination on Analysis of Performance, is assessed externally.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This is a very demanding course both practically and theoretically and is therefore recommended for students who have gained or are studying Higher English. Much of the work involved in the Intermediate 2 Physical Education course relates very closely to the Higher course but at slightly less challenging level. Students should also have a high level of practical ability in at least two activities and have gained a Credit pass in Standard Grade Physical Education and English. Pupils should have passed or are currently sitting Int 1/2 in English. In addition, students must be aware of the amount of effort needed in all three activities and choose the course which appeals to them and caters best for their abilities. It should be noted that a high level of physical fitness is required in order for all students to participate in 4 practical periods in the week. We will endeavour to give all students a choice of the practical activities they will follow, however, this is not always possible and candidates should be willing to accept whatever group they are placed in. A full change of kit is required for four periods out of five and students must be committed to ensure kit is brought at all times. Any interested students must speak to Mr MacPhie.

COURSE OUTLINE The Intermediate 2 Course consists of two elements: 1. Practical Performance 2. Analysis and Development of Performance Practical Performance This course provides students with an opportunity to study three practical areas. Analysis of Performance This covers Structures and Strategies, Skills and Techniques, Performance Appreciation and Preparation of the Body.

COURSE ASSESSMENT There is a Unit Assessment for each Practical Activity. A final written examination on Analysis of Performance, is assessed externally.

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INTERMEDIATE 1 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This is a very demanding course practically, though less demanding then Intermediate 2. Much of the practical work involved in the Intermediate 1 Physical Education course relates very closely to the Higher/Intermediate 2 course but this course is set at a slightly less demanding level. Students should have a fairly high level of practical ability in at least two activities and have gained a General pass in Standard Grade Physical education. Pupils need to have passed Standard Grade English at General level and are being presented at Int 1 English level as a minimum. In addition students must be aware of the amount of effort needed in all three activities and choose the course which appeals to them and caters best for their abilities. It should be noted that a high level of physical fitness is required in order for all students to participate in 4 practical periods in the week. We will endeavour to give all students a choice of the practical activities they will follow, however, this is not always possible and candidates should be willing to accept whatever group they are placed in. A full change of kit is required for four periods out of five and students must be committed to ensure kit is brought at all times.

COURSE OUTLINE The Intermediate 1 Course consists of two elements: 1. Practical Performance 2. Analysis and Development of Performance. Practical Performance This course provides students with an opportunity to study three practical areas. Analysis and Development of Performance This covers Structures and Strategies, Skills and Techniques, Performance Appreciation and Preparation of the Body.

COURSE ASSESSMENT There is a Unit Assessment for each Practical Activity. A final written examination on Analysis or Performance is assessed externally.

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COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This award is open to S6 pupils, who will be expected to prefect in Physical Education classes. Candidates should be aware that there is a great deal of commitment needed when undertaking this award and it will involve organising and running tournaments/events in and out of school time

COURSE OUTLINE The Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership will give candidates the chance to develop their organisation, motivation and communication skills, whilst also focusing on positive role models in sport, how to mentor others, and how to use leadership skills in a variety of settings. This award will involve both practical and theory sessions. There may also be opportunities to complete other coaching qualifications through this award, some of these may be at a cost. For example; SFA Early touches, First Aid.

COURSE ASSESSMENT The Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership consists of eight units of work including 10 hours demonstration of leadership with an outside agency, which you are responsible for researching and setting up for yourself.

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PHYSICS DEPARTMENT The Physics Department is offering senior students the following courses this session:

ADVANCED HIGHER HIGHER PHYSICS INTERMEDIATE 2 PHYSICS

Principal Teacher: Mr M McEwan

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ADVANCED HIGHER PHYSICS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

Higher Physics at Grade A or B and Higher Mathematics at Grade A or B

COURSE OUTLINE The Advanced Higher Physics course is structured in order to allow students a deeper knowledge of the nature of physics and its applications. Students will develop the skills to apply their knowledge and understanding in a wide variety of theoretical and practical problem solving contexts. In addition, the skills associated with carrying out experimental and investigative work in physics and analysing the information obtained will be exercised. The course is made up of the following mandatory units; Mechanics Electrical phenomena Wave phenomena Physics Investigation

40 hours 40 hours 20 hours 20 hours

COURSE ASSESSMENT The Advanced Higher Physics course assessment is similar in structure to the Higher Physics course. End of unit tests covering Outcomes 1 and 2 are completed for each unit. Outcome 3 is covered separately. A project is undertaken, covering 20 hours of the course, which is internally assessed and externally moderated to ensure consistency of standards.

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HIGHER PHYSICS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Standard Grade Physics at Grade 1 or 2 and Standard Grade Mathematics at Grade 1 or 2

COURSE OUTLINE The Higher Physics course is designed to provide an opportunity for reinforcing and extending the student’s knowledge and understanding; developing the ability to solve problems; and carrying out experimental and investigative work. The course is based on the development of relevant knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical activities. Positive attitudes such as being open minded and willing to recognise alternative points of view are promoted. The course is made up of the following three mandatory units: Mechanics and the Properties of Matter Electricity and Electronics Radiation and Matter This course provides a rewarding insight into real Physics in the real world.

COURSE ASSESSMENT In order to gain an award in the course a candidate must achieve success in all three end of unit tests as well as the final examination. If necessary, students may resit end of unit tests in order to achieve success. The final examination, of two hours 30 minutes duration, is sat only once.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 PHYSICS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • • • •

Standard Grade Physics: Grade 3 or 4 or Standard Grade Chemistry or Biology: Grade 1,2 or 3 or Standard Grade Science: Grade 1,2 or 3 and Standard Grade Mathematics: Grade 3 or 4

COURSE OUTLINE The content and level of the Intermediate 2 course is essentially that of Standard Grade Physics Credit level and is ideally suited for students who either require an equivalent to a Standard Grade credit qualification in Physics or for students who have achieved success in Biology, Chemistry or Science at credit level or upper general level but have had no previous experience of certificate Physics. Success also provides students in S5 entry to Higher Still Physics in S6. The course is made up of the following four mandatory units: Mechanics and Heat Electricity and Electronics Waves and Optics Radioactivity

COURSE ASSESSMENT In order to gain an award in the course a students must achieve success in all four end of unit tests as well as the final examination. If necessary, students may resit end of unit tests in order to achieve success. The final examination, of two hours duration, is sat only once.

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RELIGIOUS, MORAL & PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT The Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies Department is offering senior students the following courses this session:

HIGHER PHILOSOPHY INTERMEDIATE 2 PHILOSOPHY HIGHER RELIGIOUS MORAL & PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES INTERMEDIATE 2 RELIGIOUS MORAL & PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES INTERMEDIATE 1 RELIGIOUS MORAL & PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES

Principal Teacher: Mr P Strachan

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HIGHER & INTERMEDIATE 2 PHILOSOPHY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

Intermediate 2 or ‘S’ Grade Credit/General pass in any Social Subject. Intermediate 2 or ‘S’ Grade Credit/General pass in RMPS.

This Course will be available to more mature candidates who have an interest in the subject matter and can demonstrate appropriate ability at this level.

COURSE OUTLINE The course will be split into 4 units: 1) 2) 3) 4)

Critical Thinking in Philosophy Epistemology Metaphysics Moral Philosophy

COURSE ASSESSMENT Each of the units above will be assessed and reassessed using National Assessment Bank material. Examination Paper.

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HIGHER RELIGIOUS, MORAL & PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

Intermediate 2 or ‘S’ Grade Credit Pass in any Social Subject. Intermediate 2 or ‘S’ Grade Credit Pass in RMPS

This Unit will be available to more mature candidates who have an interest in the subject matter and can demonstrate appropriate ability at this level.

COURSE OUTLINE The course will be split into three units: 1) World Religion 2) Morality in the Modern World 3) The Existence of God

COURSE ASSESSMENT Each of the units above will be assessed and reassessed using National Assessment Bank material. Examination Paper.

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INTERMEDIATE 1/2 RELIGIOUS, MORAL & PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • •

A General Standard Grade pass in any Social Subject. A General Standard Grade pass in RMPS.

This Unit will be available to more mature candidates who have an interest in the subject matter and can demonstrate appropriate ability at this level.

COURSE OUTLINE The course will be split into three units: 1) World Religion 2) Morality in the Modern World 3) The Existence of God

COURSE ASSESSMENT Each of the units above will be assessed and reassessed using National Assessment Bank material. Examination Paper.

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Forrester High School S4 – S6 Option Sheet 2012-2013 Course O U Modules (S6 only)

FS Unit (S6 only) Advanced Higher Higher

Int 2

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

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Music

Music

Modern Studies Music Physics Accounting Art French Info Systems Music

Art Geography Music Art Biology Computing Drama Geography Music Philosophy

Chemistry Computing

Biology Maths

English Graphic Comm

English Maths

Bus Management English Geography History Maths Modern Studies RMPS

Bus Administration Chemistry Computing English Graphic Comm German Modern Studies

Biology Core Skills Creative Cake English Maths

Bus Management Core Skills English Geography History Maths Modern Studies RMPS

Bus Administration Chemistry Computing English Graphic Comm German Internet Technology

Physical Education

Product Design Physics College Accounting Art

English Maths Construction Craft

Core Skills

Core Skills English Geography Maths Personal Finance RMPS

Travel &Tourism Bus Administration English Graph Comm

Art Biology Computing Drama

Computer Games Development

French Music

Hospitality(Cookery)

Music Philosophy

Physical Education

Physics College

Practical Craft Skills

Int 1

Physical Education

Physical Education Practical Craft Skills

Accounting Child Care

Creative Digital Media

Drama Music

Computer Games Development

Practical Craft Skills

Music

Social Software Travel &Tourism

Physical Education

Physical Education Practical Craft Skills

College - Beauty College Access 3

Spanish

All new S6 students must choose a minimum of four subjects – exceptions may be made for those studying Advanced Highers. One Open University Module may be selected in any column by S6 pupils if appropriate. All new S4 and new S5 pupils must choose a subject in each column. New S4 students who are currently studying Int 2 Maths must choose Higher Maths in column 1. New S5 students who will be going into their second year of Higher Maths must choose Higher Maths in column 1. In addition to these choices: All S6 pupils will have one period of Personal Development, one period of mentoring and one period for prefecting duties. All S5 pupils will have one period of Personal Development, one period of mentoring and one period of PE (or Study if PE is one of your options). All S4 pupils will have one period of Social Education/Mentoring and two periods of PE, with extraction for Citizenship. I have noted the recommendations overleaf and am in full agreement with the courses chosen. Pupil’s Signature _____________________________________

Class ______________

Parent’s Signature _____________________________________ Please note below any subject and level you wish to study but are unable to due to the column structure.

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Pupil’s Name:

Tutor Group:

New S4 and new S5 pupils are required to follow a full timetable and must therefore choose a subject from every column. New S6 pupils are required to study subjects in a minimum of four columns, supported by a maximum of one column of Private Study. In order to assist you to make the correct choices, the recommendations sheet below must be completed prior to your course choice interview with your Guidance Teacher. 1. Please enter every subject which you are considering taking next session. 2. Please ask you subject teacher to enter the recommended level of study. If you are not taking the subject this year, please ask the Principal Teacher to enter the recommended level of study. Subject

Recommended Level of Study based on Ability S4 S5 S6

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