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Girvan Academy S3 Learning Choices

Information Booklet 2012-13


Curriculum for Excellence in S3 Pupils entering S3 for Session 2012-13, will be the first to experience a Broad General Education in S3, which is a key principle of Curriculum for Excellence (CfEx). Unlike in previous sessions, S3 and S4 are no longer linked as a ‘middle school’, with pupils undertaking two year courses following an option choice at the end of S2. In CfEx, pupils study a Broad General Education in years S1-S3. This Broad General Education is built around a series of Experience and Outcomes, from which teachers have the freedom to design an educational experience which encapsulates the seven principles of CfEx:       

Challenge and enjoyment Breadth Progression Depth Personalisation and Choice Coherence Relevance

In S1 and S2, pupils have worked through Level 3 Experiences and Outcomes, and in S3, they will work on Level 4 Experiences and Outcomes. These Es +Os cover the eight Curriculum Areas within Curriculum for Excellence:        

Mathematics and Numeracy Languages and Literacy Health and Wellbeing Sciences Social Studies Technologies Expressive Arts Religious and Moral Education


Various means of assessment are used to ascertain a pupil’s progress through the Levels; with teachers reporting as Developing, Consolidating or Secure

What does this new curriculum mean for pupils entering S3? The main difference from previous years is that pupils are required to continue studying all eight curricular areas in S3, in line with a Broad General Education. This means that they will continue studying more ‘subjects’ to ensure that they progress through the Level 4 Experiences and Outcomes i.e. a Broad rather than Narrow curriculum. However, one of the Key Principles of CfEx is Personalisation and Choice. Therefore, within the Broad General Education in S3, pupils have the opportunity to make Learning Choices – hence the S3 Learning Choices Form.


What about attainment and national qualifications? Pupils will sit their first National qualifications at the end of S4. The SQA National Qualifications are changing, with National 4 and National 5 coming on line in session 2013-14. National 4 (Nat4) replaces General Level St Grade and Intermediate 1. National 5 (Nat 5) replaces Credit Level St Grade and Intermediate 2. Higher and Advanced Higher will be revised. At the end of S3, pupils will be issued with an Option Form, from which they will narrow their curriculum down to the Nationals 4 and 5 they will sit exams in at the end of S4. Pupils will sit seven National 4/5 exams. The time studying each subject will increase to four periods per week. In S5/6, pupils will choose six subjects from a range of Adv Higher, Higher, Nat 5 and Nat 4 courses, which they will study for five periods per week. There will also be the opportunity to undertake vocational courses.

CfEx Level 4 (which pupils will study in S3) is broadly equivalent to Nat4. Therefore although S3 and S4 are no longer directly linked through two year courses, learning gained in a subject in S3 will obviously be a foundation for learning in the Nat4/5 courses in S4. It is obviously important therefore, when making S3 Learning Choices to consider what future plans may be. Generally, not choosing a subject in S3 will mean that a Nat 5 course would not be appropriate in S4. On the next page are two possible Learner Journeys showing how a pupil’s learning may progress.


Some possible Learner Journeys S3 – S5 Pupil A S3 Level 4

English Maths PE

Chemistry Biology

French

Geography History

Music

Physics

Computer Science

HE

Dance

RMPS

(mainly Secure over the Curricular Areas)

S4

S5

English Nat 5

Maths Nat 5

English Higher

Chemistry Nat 5

Maths Higher

Biology Nat 5

Chemistry Higher

Biology Higher

History Nat 5

Music Nat 5

French Nat 5

Computing Nat 5

+ Core PE + Core RMPS

Music Higher

Pupil B S3 Level 4

English Maths PE

Science+Health

SVS

Geography History

Music

Art Practical skills

HE

Opp. PE

RMPS

(mainly Consolidating over the Curricular Areas)

S4

S5

English Nat 4

Maths Nat 4

English Nat 5

Biology Nat 4

Maths Nat 5

History Nat 4

Geography Nat 4

Music Higher

Art Nat 4

Music Nat 5

Product Design Nat 5

Design and Manufacture Nat 5

Employability course Ungraded

+ Core PE + Core RMPS

For illustration purposes only


S3 Learning Choices An S3 Learning Choices Form has been produced, which, while still ensuring all pupils continue to progress through all the CfEx Level 4 Experiences and Outcomes, also provides an opportunities for a degree of Personalisation and Choice. A copy of the S3 Learning Choices Form is included for your reference at the end of this booklet – pupil will receive an additional copy on which to record their choices. In this next section of this booklet, there are pages giving some information about the various Learning Choices. Further information can be obtain at the Parents Information Evening on Thurs 23rd February and at the S2 Parents’ Evening on Tues 6th March. Please note the following: All pupils will study Maths, English, PE, RE, PSE and Personal Support for Learning. Studying the discrete Science subjects – Chemistry, Physics and Biology – may not be appropriate for some pupils, therefore a Science and Health course has been created. This will comprise of two periods of Health and Sport Science plus one period each of HE and PE In a modern world, having experience of a modern foreign language is to be encouraged. Therefore most pupils would be expected to select French in the Languages column. For some, however, this may not be appropriate therefore two alternative courses are available for this small number of pupils.


The General Interest column contains a range of interesting and innovative courses which will add another dimension to the S3 curriculum. Pupils are asked to rank their top three choices, with the intention that they will be placed in one of their three choices. As with all the S3 curriculum, these courses are based around the Level 4 Experiences and Outcomes and will also promote Skill Development. These courses, with the possible exception of Spanish, will not progress into the S4 curriculum.

As well as the Curriculum Area focused Experiences and Outcomes, permeating all learning experiences in Curriculum for Excellence is a focus on:     

Literacy Numeracy Health and Wellbeing Skills for Learning, Life and Work Interdisciplinary Learning

The following pages contain Course Descriptors providing more details about the course available in the eight curricular areas.


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LITERACY AND ENGLISH CURRICULAR AREA

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ENGLISH Course Description The main purpose of English is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop the skills of listening and talking, reading and writing in language, literature and media. English is a skills-based course which offers opportunities to build on the experiences and outcomes from S2 and to develop a wide range of skills, including communication, independent learning, critical literacy and creative thinking. In particular, English aims to enable learners to develop: The ability to work collaboratively with, and listen effectively to, other people. The ability to plan and confidently present ideas to groups. Understanding, analysis and evaluation of a range of texts. The techniques required to create and produce their own folio of written work. Note-making and research skills. Their own knowledge of the English language, including use of critical terminology, punctuation and grammar. After S3:

As part of this course, pupils will examine literature from a range of different genres including novels, short stories, drama texts, poetry, film and television programmes. Pupils will develop their own skills as writers and be encouraged to explore different forms of writing.

Pupils will be able to continue their study of English at Access,

National Four or

National Five Level.


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NUMERACY AND MATHEMATICS CURRICULAR AREA

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MATHS Course Description Maths will be compulsory for all pupils in S3. It will build on prior learning from S2 Courses, covering all of Level 3 CfE and will extend some pupils to cover much of Level 4 CfE. Level 3/4 CfE Content Graphic/picture Number, Money and Measure e.g. estimating, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, money, time, algebra. Shape, Position and Movement e.g. properties of 2D/3D shape, angle, symmetry and transformation. Information handling e.g. data and analysis, ideas of chance and uncertainty. In every classroom there are interactive whiteboards and interactive

Graphic/picture

slates. We use www.supermathsworld.co.uk and www.mymaths.co.uk

Username: 2412gir

Username: girvan Password: inverse

followed by their own personal username and password. Within the Maths classrooms, pupils will experience textbook learning, investigative approaches, computer work and many other

After S3:

forms of active learning including relays, calculated colourings,

All pupils will continue to study

treasure hunts, games based learning and other problem solving activities.

Maths

and

will

follow

appropriate NQ - National 5, National 4 or Access 3.

All students are expected to have their own scientific calculators (Casio fx-83GT), pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compasses. All pupils will have 3 jotters – classwork, notes and homework.

an


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PHYSICAL EDUCATION Course Description

Regular physical activity is essential for good health. Girvan Academy PE department looks to inspire and challenge pupils to experience the joy of movement, to develop positive attitudes both individually and as part of a group and to enhance their quality of life through active living. This will give pupils an important foundation for participation in experiences in physical activities and sport and in preparation for a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. During their 3 periods a week of core PE, pupils will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities. This will build on their learning from previous years as well as introduce some new activities to ensure the course the course is continually fresh and stimulating for all involved. A ―can do‖ attitude is promoted within the department where participation, effort and attitude are praised as highly as success. Pupils are expected to work individually or as part of a group throughout many activities. It

is through these

interactions with others that pupils will develop through the four capacities of curriculum for excellence.

After S3:

Pupils will participate and enjoy physical activity and sport, in

Pupils will continue core PE into

addition to extra curricular activities offered. Taken together

S4.

the experiences and outcomes delivered through core PE aim to

Pupils will also have the option

establish the pattern of daily physical activity which we hope leads into sustained physical activity in adult life.

to

choose

certificated

PE

through National 4 or 5 in 4th year

and

from

there

can

progress onto Higher PE in Senior school.


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RELIGIOUS AND MORAL EDUCATION CURRICULAR AREA

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CORE RME Course Description What is RME Religious

and

moral

education

includes

learning

about

Christianity and other world religions, and supports the development of beliefs and values. Scotland is a diverse nation whose people hold a wide range of beliefs. Religious and moral education enables pupils to explore the world‘s major religions and to develop their own beliefs and values.

A range of

contemporary moral issues are also covered, together with religious and non religious viewpoints on these issues.

RME in S3 Pupils will complete the remainder of the Level 3 Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes at the beginning of S3. Pupils will then enquire into, evaluate and present reasoned views about religious and non-religious responses to moral questions. They will develop basic factual knowledge and understanding of at least one contemporary moral question. Pupils who complete this Unit will be able to: Apply basic factual knowledge of a moral question Evaluate a religious response and a non-religious response to a moral question Present a reasoned view on a moral issue e.g Euthanasia, Genetic Engineering, Capital Punishment, War and Peace etc.

After S3: Pupils will be able to progress to National 4/5 in S4.


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SCIENCES CURRICULAR AREA

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2012-13 BIOLOGY

What is Biology? Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy (classification). Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines including evolution, genetics and cell theory. Why Study Biology? Studying biology will allow us all to have a better understanding of ourselves and the natural world in which we live. As a biologist you could perhaps in the future be able to help others overcome sickness or disease, or help to produce more food for the world‘s ever increasing population. You could help to conserve the planet‘s natural resources. Biology in S3 By choosing Biology as a Science in S3 you will be exploring the following topics: Biodiversity and interdependence Body systems and cells Inheritance Processes of the planet

Sciences in Girvan Academy In S3 you will build on prior knowledge, skills and experiences you gained in S1 and S2. Within all Science courses you will be given the opportunity to select and carry out investigative and practical activities. This type of approach will enable you to develop a number of skills, including: Competence in practical techniques and skills Experimental designs that are valid and reliable Problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills e.g. graph drawing, calculating averages and drawing diagrams Working collaboratively Understanding of concepts Identifying issues and relevant applications of science in society Inquiry and investigative skills Safe use of technology, equipment and materials Understanding of scientific literacy to make informed choices

After S3: Pupils will be able to progress onto the National 4/5 Biology course.


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2012-13 CHEMISTRY

What is Chemistry? Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. Chemistry tends to focus on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter taking part in chemical reactions. Why Study Chemistry? Understanding chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. When you study chemistry, you come to understand a bit about how things work. Chemistry isn't secret knowledge, useless to anyone but a scientist. It's the explanation for everyday things, like why laundry detergent works better in hot water or how baking soda works or why not all pain relievers work equally well on a headache. If you know some chemistry, you can make educated choices about everyday products that you use. Chemistry in S3 By choosing Chemistry as a Science in S3 you will be exploring the following topics: Chemical Reactions Atom, Bonding and Properties Carbon Chemistry Making Electricity Metals Agrochemicals Sciences in Girvan Academy In S3 you will build on prior knowledge, skills and experiences you gained in S1 and S2. Within all Science courses you will be given the opportunity to select and carry out investigative and practical activities. This type of approach will enable you to develop a number of skills, including: Competence in practical techniques and skills Experimental designs that are valid and reliable Problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills e.g. graph drawing, calculating averages and drawing diagrams Working collaboratively Understanding of concepts Identifying issues and relevant applications of science in society Inquiry and investigative skills Safe use of technology, equipment and materials Understanding of scientific literacy to make informed choices

After S3: Pupils will be able to progress onto

the

National

Chemistry course.

4/5


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2012-13 PHYSICS

What is Physics? Physicists want to really understand how the world works, in every detail and at the deepest level. This includes trying to understand and explain everything, from elementary particles like electrons and atoms; to supercomputers, and even studying planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe itself. Why Study Physics? Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, that lead to technologies which change our lives—from healing joints, to curing cancer, to developing sustainable energy solutions. Physics is the study of matter, energy, space and time, without which there would be nothing in existence to react or thrive or live or die. The entire universe is built upon of the principles revealed by a study of physics. Physics in S3 By choosing Physics as a Science in S3 you will be exploring the following topics: Energy Forces Electricity and Electronics Waves and Space Sciences in Girvan Academy In S3 you will build on prior knowledge, skills and experiences you gained in S1 and S2. Within all Science courses you will be given the opportunity to select and carry out investigative and practical activities. This type of approach will enable you to develop a number of skills, including: Competence in practical techniques and skills Experimental designs that are valid and reliable Problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills e.g. graph drawing, calculating averages and drawing diagrams Working collaboratively Understanding of concepts Identifying issues and relevant applications of science in society Inquiry and investigative skills Safe use of technology, equipment and materials Understanding of scientific literacy to make informed choices

After S3: Pupils will be able to progress onto the National 4/5 Physics course.


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Science and Health What is Science and Health? We all understand that being healthy and staying healthy is important if we are going to have a long and enjoyable life. However, if we are going to make healthy lifestyle choices, we need to gain an understanding about how our bodies work, and why certain choices are good and others are bad. How our body works, and what affect lifestyle choices have on it, is science in action. Science and Health is a new and exciting course which will have two periods of Science per week; one period of HE, studying healthy diet and healthy cooking; and one period of PE, focussing in fitness and keeping active. Why choose Science and Health? Studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology is not for everyone, but having a general understanding of Science is important to us all. Everyone of us whether a poet, janitor, or nuclear physicist - has to be able to think scientifically, and to understand some science, so we can understand the world around us, and make informed decisions. Every day we face decisions that hinge on science, such as whether to smoke, what to eat and how to travel. Science and Health is for those pupils who found some part so S2 Science challenging, and therefore studying Biology, Physics or Chemistry, may not be an appropriate choice. Science and Health in S3 By choosing Health and Well Being Studies as a Science in S3 you will be exploring the following topics: Science in Sport Science in the workplace Science in our daily lives You will also spend one period per week in HE, where your will learning about food science and nutrition. You will also do some healthy cooking. In your one period of PE, you will study the different aspects of fitness – strength, supplement, stamina and speed - and take part in range of fitness activities. Science and Health is a combined course. This means that no aspect is optional. All pupils will do all three elements – science, PE and HE

After S3: Pupils will be able to progress onto the National 4 Science course.


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MODERN LANGUAGES CURRICULAR AREA

CHOICES

2012-13

FRENCH Course Description French is the study of one of the world‘s most beautiful and elegant languages. Through Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, the course cover use of the language in personal and social situations, in everyday life and the world of work. French allows learners to appreciate the society and culture of other countries, while developing the qualities necessary to live and work in a European / Global environment. In addition, those of our children who will excel in their chosen profession, and who want to achieve at the highest levels, will eventually have to connect somehow at an international level, and maintaining the study of a language will prepare them for this challenge. Content The course is designed to equip pupils generally to use the language in later life. There is also a work-related emphasis in part of the course, with the aim of preparing pupils to deal with printed and spoken language, including language on the internet. Homework will consist of reading, routine revision and learning of vocabulary, and writing / rewriting of tasks Career Information A qualification in a modern language provides a basic language competence which can be of immediate use in work in tourism-related areas or in work contexts, or can form the basis of further study, alongside the pupil‘s chosen specialism. Studying a Modern Language also provides excellent training in working with people and developing good communication and organisational skills, and is the natural progression for pupils who enjoy language, working with words and working with other people.

After S3: In S4, pupils who continue with French will be presented at National 4 or National 5 with a view to doing Higher French in

Other Information. The French course is delivered through interactive activities, using resources such as the internet, videos, CDs, worksheets and textbooks and contributes towards the wider curriculum through the use of ICT. French also has an important role to play in literacy and citizenship.

the upper school.


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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Course Description It is important in a modern, and fast moving world, where we are all interconnected, that pupils have an appreciation of how our international neighbours live. In this course pupils will learn and research a range of languages from around the world, and study the cultures and customs of countries where these languages are spoken in an interesting and interactive way. Content This course is designed to equip pupils generally to have a better understanding of the world around us, focusing on the languages and cultures of different countries. The emphasis will be on interactive group work and very much a hands-on approach to learning. As well as learning about other countries, languages, cultures, customs, food, etc, pupils will learn the skills required to plan foreign travel. They will plan journeys, assess pros and cons of different locations, methods of transport, organise passport applications, health insurance etc.

Other Information.

After S3:

The International Studies Course is delivered through interactive activities, using resources such as the internet, videos, CDs, worksheets and real life examples.

This is a stand alone one year

The course contributes towards the wider curriculum through its use of ICT and has an important role to play in literacy, citizenship and health and wellbeing.

Pupils may opt to take a modern

course which does not lead to any further qualifications.

language presented

in at

S4

and

be

National

4,

National 5 or Access 3 level.


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SKILLS FOR LEARNING, LIFE AND WORK

CHOICES

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SOCIAL AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS This course will benefit those of you who are looking for a more practical, hands on approach to developing skills for learning, life and work.

You will be involved in a number of projects, which will make you think about your existing skills and experiences, and how these might prepare you for work, what you would like to get from work and what type of job will deliver that.

There will be opportunity to engage with employers and partner agencies who support the eventual transition into further education and/or employment. Visits to places of work and brief work experience placements may be available, if appropriate.

After S3:

Steps to Work Team working skills, communication skills, working to a deadline, producing project outlines and

SCQF level 3/ SCQF level 4

presentation skills will be enhanced during project work and could result in awards such as a John Muir Award and a Saltire Award. The projects will be based in the school grounds and school gardens, as well as within the Girvan Community. You will produce a folio of evidence of participation for which you will use software such as Comic Life, enhancing your ICT skills further.

Award in Employability SCQF level 3/ SCQF level 4


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GEOGRAPHY What is Geography – Geography is the study of people and place. It is a far reaching subject that deals with the landscape and environment around us and how humans interact with it. There is a variety of topical and relevant issues within the subject which offers a variety of topics for learners to engage with. Why study Geography – Within Geography there is a wide skills set that will aid pupils throughout their school career, onto higher education and into full time employment. Pupils will gain a variety of skills including O.S mapping skills, extracting information from graphs, charts and maps, using I.T and multimedia, presenting their findings and ideas as well as improving their literacy and numeracy skills. Geography can lead to jobs within education, environmental management, sustainable energy, urban planning, GIS analysis, cartography, surveying and many more! Geography offers pupils the chance to study the world around us and the relevant issues and pressures of an increasing population. Geography in S3 – The topics covered in S3 are split over 3 areas; Physical Geography, Human Geography and Global Issues. This allows the pupils to experience a very broad range of the Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes. This will not only allow pupils to study a variety of topical issues but it will also prepare them for future study in Geography.

Local Field Work at Hadyard Hill Wind Farm

Within Physical Geography pupils will study rivers and the land use associated with river landscapes. Pupils will have the opportunity to participate in Outdoor Learning and fieldwork. Within Human Geography pupils will study Scotland and India‘s population structures. Pupils will be able to examine the issues behind Scotland‘s declining population and India‘s rapidly growing population. Also, we will

After S3: Pupils

will

have

the

study the impact of overpopulation in particular the growing shanty towns

opportunity to go onto study

around the Globe. Pupils will also study rural geography; the impact of the

Geography at National 4, 5

changes in farming on our local area and beyond.

and Higher level. Pupils will

Within Global Issues pupils will study natural environments such as the

again study a broad range of

Equatorial Rainforest. We will study the climate, impact of humans on such

topics

natural regions and the effects of deforestation on people and the climate. We will also look at the strategies that can be put in place to manage these impacts. O.S Map skills, the use of G.I.S, Outdoor Learning and fieldwork will be key themes throughout the S3 course.

across

the

3

key

areas: Physical Geography, Human geography and Global Issues.


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HISTORY Course Description Pupils who choose History in S3 will do an exciting new course about Britain‘s involvement in the Atlantic Slave Trade from 1870 until 1807, studying closely the following areas -

The Triangular Trade and the captive‘s experience

Britain and the Caribbean

Slave resistance

The abolitionist campaign.

Through study of this topic pupils will work towards a selection of level 4 CfE Experiences and Outcomes, providing pupils with the opportunity for more depth, challenge, enjoyment and personalisation. In addition, they will complete invaluable pre-learning which will provide a sound basis for more advanced study in National 4 and National 5 History, should they choose to continue their study of History into S4. Pupils will also have ample opportunity to develop important historical skills such as exploring and evaluating different types of sources and evidence planning and reviewing investigation strategies discussion and informed debate presentation skills – oral, written, multimedia Interest and enthusiasm will be maintained through a variety of teaching approaches, particularly active learning which provides pupils with opportunities to observe, explore, experiment and play. Pupils will be assessed as part of day-to-day learning, as they describe and record, explore and analyse sources, interpret and display information, talk and debate with peers and adults, undertake investigations and present their thinking orally, in writing or in a multimedia format. Specific assessment tasks will also be valuable in assessing progress.

After S3: Pupils who have chosen History in S3 can progress into National 4 or National 5 History in S4. If they achieve National 4 History in S4 they can then progress into National 5 in S5. If they have

Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history. RAY MERRITT, Full of Grace

achieved National 5 History in S4 they can then progress into Higher History in S5 .


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MODERN STUDIES What is Modern Studies? Modern Studies is a subject unique to the Scottish secondary schools. It is a way of looking at the world. It is concerned with the study of local, national and international issues from a social, political and economic point of view. Its focus is people and the way they interact. Modern Studies is all about understanding society by examining how it changes, how it is run and what can influence it. Why Study Modern Studies? Modern Studies helps you to understand the world. Modern Studies will encourage you to become open-minded, tolerant and understanding of

Modern Studies trip to Edinburgh and the Scottish Parliament.

others and will help you become an active citizen. Modern Studies is desired by many universities for the study of law and increasingly for the study of medicine, as Modern Studies explores the legal system in the UK and the changing role of the National Health Service. Modern Studies can also lead to a career in Journalism and Politics as it gives pupils an awareness of current events and a good background to the political systems in the UK. Modern Studies in S3 By choosing to study Modern Studies in S3 you will be exploring the following topics: International Issues: We will study a selected country or group of

cture NATO peacekeeping troops – International conflict unit

countries and examine the current political, social and economic issues within that country or countries. We will look at international problems such as global conflicts. We will examine current case studies such as Libya and the Arab Spring. We will look at how organisations such as the United Nations, NATO and the European Union try to solve these problems. Pressure groups: We will examine how groups and individuals can put pressure on governments and organisations in order to achieve change. We will also examine how groups of people try to achieve their aims through non democratic means such as terrorism.

After S3: Pupils will be able to progress to National 4/5 Modern Studies.


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BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Course Description

What is Business and Entrepreneurship? Business and Entrepreneurship is a dynamic and relevant subject which will show you how businesses approach marketing, finance, production, personnel, management and decision-making. This course has been developed to allow you to explore and experience the world of business by undertaking various fun and interesting activities throughout the year. We are hoping that you will improve your decision making skills and also acquire knowledge and understanding of the role and operation of business. What skills will you develop? You will learn creative problem-solving approaches and sound, logical decision-making skills. You will also develop you ICT skills and learn about the importance of these to business. You will be given the opportunity to explore Microsoft Office and use Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint within a business context.

Knowledge and skills gained in this subject will

prepare you for a broad range of employment opportunities, whatever you decide to do when you leave school. Why experience Business and Entrepreneurship? The good thing about business studies is that it keeps your options open, both for further study and for your chosen career. We have designed activities to show you how real businesses are making decisions today and focus on enterprise and entrepreneurship as real life decision making skills.

The winning team in the 2011/12 NATS Business Challenge After S3: There is progression from this course to access both National 4 and National 5. At National 4 pupils will have the opportunity to follow courses in Business and Administration and ICT. National 5 will be as National 4, but additionally Accounting and Economics could be offered.


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EXPRESSIVE ARTS CURRICULAR AREA

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MUSIC Performing - 2 instruments – MAIN FOCUS OF COURSE To develop performing skills on 2 chosen instruments, using regular practice. Pupils will continue playing the 2 instruments which they selected in S2. Instruments = Keyboard, Glockenspiel, Guitar and Drum kit. Other instruments students may develop are voice, bass guitar, piano, brass, woodwind, strings and bagpipes. Learners will develop a range of performing skills. Pupils will be working at CFE

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level 3/4 although will be working towards National 4/5 in S4. Pupils will practice instruments in class for 30 minutes each period. Pupils will also get the opportunity to continue to develop their skills at home, staff will work closely with parents to advise about the purchase (or loan) of instruments. Understanding Music To develop knowledge and understanding of music, music concepts and musical literacy. Pupils will cover a short course and will complete

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assessments throughout the year. Pupils will develop their listening skills within a 20 minute lesson, one period a week. Support materials will be available on Glow and the use of Internet will be encouraged. Composition To explore and experiment with a range of compositional techniques. Learners will creatively apply their understanding of musical styles and the social and cultural influences on music in their work. Pupils will create 1 final composition at CFE level 3/4 using the computer.

After S3:

Pupils will develop their compositional skills within a 20 minute lesson,

Pupils can continue to develop skills

one period a week.

by opting for Music in S4. Pupils

Other skills being experienced: Literacy Listening and talking Health and wellbeing Personal learning Thinking skills Applying

level suited to the learner. Pupils

will be presented at an appropriate

Analysing and evaluating

may be presented at National 4, 5 or possibly Higher level. Some pupils

will

be

encouraged

to

perform at Advanced Higher level in S5/6.


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EXPRESSIVE ARTS CURRICULAR AREA

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ART & DESIGN Course Description Expressive Working within a chosen theme learners will experience a broad range of media and materials allowing them to develop their own creative ideas and handling skills. They will produce both 2D and 3D outcomes which explore a chosen concept, mood or emotion.

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Design Working within a chosen area of design learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the design process. They will gain insight into the design industry and be encouraged to work as professional designers gaining further knowledge of creative industries. They will develop their ICT skills allowing for work to be

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presented in a realistic and professional way.

Critical Studies Learners will gain knowledge and insight into the creative world around us. They will learn how to respond and reflect on the work of professional artists and designers presenting their findings in different and exciting ways. They will be active in their learning being able to self and peer assess.

After S3: Pupils can continue to develop their creative and artistic skill by opting for Art & Design in S4. Pupils will be presented at an appropriate level suited to their ability at National 4 and 5 level.


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TECHNOLOGIES CURRICULAR AREA

CHOICES

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ESSENTIAL PRACTICAL SKILLS Course Description

This is a totally practical course, in which pupils will develop their technical skills through woodwork and metalwork. Pupils will work through a variety of practical projects, during which they will have the opportunity to use a range of workshop equipment, such as lathes, sanding machine and drills, and also will learn to become proficient in the full range of hand tools. The aim of this course is, very much, to learn through doing. In all workshop situations, personal safety and safe working practices are essential, therefore an important aspect of the course will be to train pupils to work safely and behave in a mature and responsible manner. A central aspect of this course is skill development. As well as learning practical workshop skills in working with metal and wood, there are also numerous other skills which will be developed e.g. 

Numeracy

Personal responsibility

Working with others

Problem solving

Time management

Progress to Access 3, 4,

Planning and organising

5 – Woodwork Skills and

Essential Practical Skills is an enjoyable and rewarding course, at the end of which, pupils will have a made a number of different projects to take home, and will have gained skills that will be useful for future study, or for life in general.

After S3:

Metalwork Skills. Use

skills

qualification employment

to

and enter


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COMPUTING SCIENCE Course Description Imagine a world without the Internet, Mobile Phones, Digital Cameras, iPods, Tablet PCs and lots of other technology you can think of. Unimaginable? It would be without Computing Science. Computing Science can be described as the science of the digital world.

This course is designed to teach you not just to use

technology, but how to design and create the technologies of the future. You will also continue to develop ICT skills to enhance your learning, by using a range of software and hardware. The S3 Computing Science course will include the following broad areas: Web Technologies – Learn how to design and create an e-commerce web site, like Amazon or eBay, using our new specialist software. Capture and embed graphics, audio and video files to enhance your pages then learn how to publish them on the internet. Learn about mobile and Internet technology and how it works, including social networking such as Facebook and Twitter. Learn about network security risks, like hacking and viruses and how to combat them. Developing Software - Learn about the fundamentals of computer programming and how to create your own networked games and other applications such as a chat room. In this unit you will use Build Your Own Blocks, Visual Basic and Mobile App Development such as Android. Learn all about algorithms and how to write apps to solve problems. The Digital World - Experience the fascinating digital world in the context of Artificial Intelligence and intelligent systems, such as robotics or an online dating program. Learn how to choose the best computer for the job. Desktop, laptop, tablet or Smartphone? Learn about different specifications and what it all means.

After S3: You can progress to either the new National 4 or National

5

Information

course.

choose, you can be guaranteed that

Computing Science will

develop

essential

knowledge

fun, interesting and challenging. This course offers an excellent

universities

insight into work in an area crucial to the Scottish economy in the

regard highly.

21 century.

Science

and

Regardless of the career you

You will take part in a variety of tasks and activities designed to be

st

Computing

which and

skills

and

colleges, employers


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CHOICES

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DESIGN, DRAW AND MANUFACTURE Course Description

The course offers a broad practical introduction to design, materials and manufacturing processes.

It

provides opportunities for learners to gain skills in both designing and in communicating design proposals. Pupils will gain: 1. Skills in the design and manufacture of models, prototype and products. 2. Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and materials. 3. An understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on our environment and society. 4. Pupils will develop skills in 2D and 3D graphics as well as pictorial graphics. They will apply these skills in order to produce graphics that require visual impact and graphics that transmit information.

The course covers a broad

based curriculum suitable for all learners with an interest in graphics communication – both paper based and computer based.

It is suitable for those who

want to further develop their skills and progress onto a higher level of study in the subject.

In addition

pupils will develop: design skills, including creativity; an

understanding

of

the

impact

of

graphic

communication technologies on our environment and society: and spatial awareness and visual literacy.

After S3: 1. Design and Manufacture - National 4 & 5 - Higher 2. Graphics Progress to Access 3, National 4, 5 and Higher Graphic Communication course and qualification. - Use knowledge to enhance presentation skills for many other subjects.


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TECHNOLOGIES CURRICULAR AREA

CHOICES

2012-13

HOME ECONOMICS – SMART COOKING Course Description

In S3 Home economics – Smart cooking we will begin an indepth look at the Level 4 Learning experiences and outcomes which will progress to the two elements of Home Economics available to pupils as they progress through the school Hospitality and Health and Food Technology This course allows learners to develop an extensive range of practical skills based on informed food, lifestyle and consumer choices which will have a positive effect on their own health and that of others. It is suitable for both boys and girls of ALL levels of ability and develops skills which are lifelong. In particular pupils will be able to demonstrate:specialist food techniques and skills e.g. knife skills/ pastry making inventive

and

creative

abilities.

e.g.

in

cake

decorating/chocolate work good practical and organisational skills linked to problem solving. an ability to work safely and hygienically with limited support.

After S3:

a sound basis of the knowledge and skills which will stimulate and sustain an interest and enjoyment of practical food skills. an

understanding

of

the

nutritional

and

health

requirements of individuals and how to adapt recipes to suit individual needs. an

understanding

Progress to Hospitality Access 3, National 4 and 5. Progress horizontally to Health and Food Technology National 5 and

Higher,

after

Hospitality

National 5.

of

different

influences

on

the

consumer and the basic legal rights and responsibilities available to the consumer

Use skills and qualifications to enter

employment

education.

and

further


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CHOICES

2012-13

DANCE

Course Description In S3 pupils will be given opportunities to further develop the three elements of: Choreography,

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Performance And Dance appreciation.

Pupils will: Graphic/picture

Learn new dance genres Perform in a duo Learn and perform a second set study Use professional works as a stimulus for their own choreography Develop their skills in analysing and appreciating their own work and that of others including professional works.

After S3:

Record their progress by keeping a choreographic diary

It

Enjoy dancing

is hoped that the new

National Progression Award in Dance Level 5 will be available for pupils in S4.


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CHOICES

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HOME ECONOMICS– CREATIVE CRAFTS Course Description This general interest course is designed around the needs of pupils who have a creative flair and enjoy active learning. Fully practical in nature, increasingly complex items will be made. A greater emphasis will be placed on the use of specialist functions which can be performed using the embroidery sewing machines to create unique designs using the writing tools, different stitch designs and the use of the specialist embroidery designs

Although the use of fabric will be important other mediums used will include e.g. soft toy making, using felt and fur, creative decorations using salt dough, hand-made seasonal gifts e.g. Christmas, Valentines day, Easter. The unit will also include learning new skills e.g. knitting at a beginners level as a charity based activity to support under privileged people in

After S3: Practical Skills - Fashion and Textile Technology National 4

this and foreign countries.

and 5

All planned activities are short term and flexible in

Acquisition

nature to allow for different pupils abilities with a large emphasis on personalisation and choice.

of

skills

would

enhance understanding of art and design as well as providing skills

for

employment.

industry

and


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CHOICES

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TRASH FASHION Course Description

You will be working in a highly creative and fast paced environment as fashion designers producing work for a final public performance exhibition. You will be encouraged to explore materials, creating unusual and exciting pieces of wearable art. You will gain insight and understanding to the industry learning about the design process, use of technology together with marketing and promoting the event.

Design development Creative Thinking Technology and I.T. Public Relation and Advertising Distribution Network Costume

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Graphic/picture

You are going to be Successful, Confident, Responsible and Effective. After S3:

Pupils will work in groups/pairs/solo over the duration of the course. Assessment will be based on CfE Level 3/4 Experiences and Outcomes.

Pupils will have the option of taking Art & Design in S4 working at National 4 or 5 level. The general interest course allows them to develop their creative thinking and material handling skills which is much needed for the S4 course.


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CHOICES

2012-13

ROBOTICS AND SPACE What is Robotics and Space? Robotics is the design and construction of machines that can do things humans cannot. Robots can be stronger, more accurate or just able to survive in environments that would kill humans. Space is the most dangerous environment known to man. What better place for us to need robots. Robots can be sent to explore planets and the solar system without risking human life. Why Choose Robotics and Space The Robotics and space course will look at what is outside our own planet, how we will get there and how we will explore the strange environments that we discover. The course will follow the hugely successful BBC ‗Wonders of the Solar System‘ series and then branch off into looking at Mars in more detail. Robotics and Space Course in S3 By choosing Robotics and Space in S3 you will be exploring the following topics: Forces and Gravity Rockets Space Travel Space Exploration Life on other planets Robot design and construction Lego robotics and programming Skills Development In the Robotics and Space course you will build on prior knowledge, skills and experiences you gained in S1 and S2. You will be given the opportunity to select and carry out investigative and practical activities. This type of approach will enable you to develop a number of skills, including: Competence in practical techniques and skills Experimental designs that are valid and reliable Problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills e.g. graph drawing, calculating averages and drawing diagrams Working collaboratively Understanding of concepts Identifying issues and relevant applications of science in society Inquiry and investigative skills Safe use of technology, equipment and materials Understanding of scientific literacy to make informed choices

After S3: This course will better prepare pupils for National 4 and 5 physics, chemistry, biology and computing.


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BAND Course Description

You will join a band in class and develop many new skills so you can be involved in the performance of a piece of Pop/Rock music on stage at a concert. During your voyage you will experience a number of projects which will look in depth at what is involved in taking a band from early stages to a full stage performance incorporating the skills noted below.

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Band Creation Sound Technology Lighting Technology Choreography Graphic/picture

Recording Technology and I.T. Marketing and Advertising Distribution Network Costume Concert You are going to be Successful, Confident, Responsible and Effective.

After S3:

Pupils will work in groups/pairs/solo over the duration of the course. Assessment will be based on CfE Level 3/4 Experiences and Outcomes.

in to S.4 as a SQA course, the

Although Band will not continue skills pupils have developed will transfer to Music National 4 and

5

courses

therefore

students will enhance a variety of skills in Band which will promote their enthusiasm for music and the performing arts.


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CHOICES

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OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH PE Course Description The aim of this course is to develop performance while focussing on leadership and life long learning. Term 1 will deliver the Junior Sports Leader award which is a qualification that equips young people to lead others in living more active lifestyles. Through this award pupils will develop the skills, motivation and confidence to create and run sporting activities. This will be delivered through active participation in a range of activities. For many young people a leadership role in physical activity gives them recognition and a valuable sense of self-worth which will allow them to effectively contribute to society. Term 2 will provide the opportunity for pupils to participate in a variety of roles through sport and build on the skills developed in term 1. Pupils will look to lead others in a sport of their choice for a number of sessions resulting in the organisation of a tournament or festival at the end of it. Term 3 will place an emphasis on personal fitness. Various activities and methods will be used to target fitness levels including outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking. Pupils will be given the tools to monitor, set targets and improve their individual fitness levels. In conclusion we, as a department, want every pupil to have a highly

After S3:

enjoyable and life rewarding experience during the one year course

Pupils will also have the option

that will equip each pupil with skills for learning, skills for work and

to

skills for life.

through National 4 or 5 in 4th year

choose and

certificated from

there

PE can

progress onto Higher PE in Senior school. Pupils can continue to develop through

the

Sports

Leader

programme in Senior school.


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MODERN LANGUAGES CURRICULAR AREA

CHOICES

2012-13

SPANISH Course Description Spanish is the study of one of the world‘s most widely spoken languages. Through Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, pupils will cover use of the language in personal and social situations, in everyday life and the world of work. As with French, Spanish allows learners to appreciate the society and culture of other countries, while developing the qualities necessary to live and work in a European / Global environment. In addition, those of our children who will excel in their chosen profession, and who want to achieve at the highest levels, will eventually have to connect somehow at an international level, and maintaining the study of a language will prepare them for this challenge. Content The courses are designed to equip pupils generally to use the language in later life. There is also a work-related emphasis in part of the course, with the aim of preparing pupils to deal with printed and spoken language, including language on the internet. Homework will consist of reading, routine revision and learning of vocabulary, and writing / rewriting of tasks Career Information A qualification in a modern language provides a basic language competence which can be of immediate use in work in tourism-related areas or in work contexts, or can form the basis of further study, alongside the pupil‘s chosen specialism. Studying a Modern Language also provides excellent training in working with people and developing good communication and organisational skills, and is the natural progression for pupils who enjoy language, working with words and working with other people.

After S3: In S4, pupils who continue with Spanish will be presented at National 4 or National 5 with a

Other Information The course is delivered through interactive activities, using resources such as the internet, videos, CDs, worksheets and textbooks and contributes towards the wider curriculum through its use of ICT. Spanish also has an important role to play in literacy and citizenship.

view to doing Higher Spanish in the upper school.


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2012-13

CITIZENSHIP What is Citizenship? Citizenship education is about enabling people to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities. We live in a democracy. Democracies depend upon citizens who, among other things, are: aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens; informed about the social and political world; concerned about the welfare of others; articulate in their opinions and arguments; capable of having an influence on the world; active in their communities; Responsible in how they act as citizens. What you will study in S3 This is your chance to make a real difference in your own school. In S3 you will form part of group of pupils who will take part in a project to help Girvan Academy achieve a special Rights Respecting School Award from the United Nations. The work you do in this citizenship course will bring about changes in the school that you will be able to see for the rest of your time at Girvan Academy. Skills and Learning

After S3:

This is very much a project based approach to learning. You will be using ICT to undertake research into citizenship and rights and how it could work in Girvan Academy. You will be able to apply what you learn about global citizenship to your own school and community. This project will help you develop your literacy skills and your presentation skills. You will also develop your skills in working with others as you will be working towards achieving the Rights Respecting School Award with teachers, staff and others from the Girvan Academy community.

Pupils will have a good grounding in the concepts of democracy and citizenship which would contribute towards their learning in many other subjects around the school, especially in Modern Studies, History, Geography and RMPS.


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DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD Do you enjoy being and working outdoors in all weather? Are you willing to push yourself physically and mentally? Would you like to give something back to the Community? Are you up for a camping experience? “By doing your DofE, you will take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award which is recognised by colleges, universities and employers.” You require to complete 4 sections to achieve your award. A Skill Section, which could be mastering a unicycle and putting on a performance A Physical Section:

taking part in an activity to improve your physical

fitness A Volunteering Section, focussing on urban conservation in the school grounds and the community An Expedition Section – prior preparation will include first aid, route planning, compass skills, nutrition and food preparation as well as practice walks. You will take part in a practice as well as a qualifying expedition, each will require you to walk for 2 days, carrying your equipment and spending the night in a tent.

After S3:

.

The DofE Award is delivered as an extra curricular activity at

To successfully complete the Expedition Section, you will require to purchase some items such as sturdy boots, sleeping bag and mat, food, other items the school will be able to lend you. You will log all your activities and evidence, such as photographs, certificates and report in your on line DofE account and will receive an Achievement Pack on completion of the Award.

Girvan

Academy

completion Award

you

of

your may

and

on

Bronze wish

progress onto Silver or Gold.

to


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PUPIL SUPPORT SUPPORTED LEARNING FACILITY

CHOICES

2012-13

ALL COURSES Course Description The pupils who are in Pupil Support will continue with Maths and English at an appropriate level to each pupil in their present small classes. They will also have RE within the Department In addition to this we will have courses in Social Subjects (History/Modern studies/ Geography), Computing Science, Business Enterprise, PE (Health and Wellbeing) and ASDAN which will run in parallel with the mainstream courses.

The

courses will run at the same time as the mainstream courses and will reflect the curriculum in mainstream but at an appropriate differentiated level. The classes will be small and well supported. The emphasis will be on active, hands on learning which mirrors the mainstream experiences.

Other courses could be offered depending on the needs of the pupils. The courses will allow pupils to either remain with the Pupil Support Department in S4 or to move to a Mainstream class as is appropriate for them.

After S3: In S4 and beyond, a mixture of Access 2 and 3 courses are available in English, Maths, RE, Computing Studies, History, Modern Studies, Personal Support, Business Management, Games design and ASDAN. We are looking at other appropriate courses as they become available from SQA which we intend to introduce into S5/6.


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S3 CfEx Learning Choices 2012-13 All pupils will study: English (4 periods); Maths (4 periods); PE (3 periods); RME (1 period); PSE/Personal Support (1 period). All other Learning Choices will be for two periods per week. Sciences

Languages

Chemistry

French

Social Studies

Geography

Expressive Arts Music

Technologies Essential Practical Skills

General Interest

Dance

(ECS)

Biology

Physics

International Studies

History

Social and Vocational Studies

Modern Studies

Choose TWO of the above

Art

Computing Science

Trash Fashion Physics

Design, Draw and Manufacture (DDM)

Robotics and Space Band

Business Entrepreneurship

History

HE - Smart Cooking

OR Science and Health

Creative Crafts

Choose ONE of the Choose TWO of the Choose TWO of Choose TWO above above the above. of the above One MUST be Music or Art

Signature of Pupil Signature of Parent/Guardian

Learning Choices Form to be returned to Mr Scott, via School Office or Period 1 Teacher by

Signature of Guidance/SMT Fri 9th March 2012

Opportunities through PE Spanish Citizenship Duke of Edinburgh Award Choose THREE CHOICES and RANK them 1,2,3 (1 = 1st choice)


S3 Learning Options Booklet