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INVERALMOND COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL S5-S6 SUBJECT OPTIONS 2012-2013 Tutor Tick here if you plan to leave at Christmas

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Students should choose by ticking one subject from each column. The LEVEL of course you plan to do (Higher, Int 2 and Int 1) will depend on what you think you will achieve in S4. All S5 must have a full timetable. Courses are only offered provided numbers and resources are sufficient. Return date: 28 March Level of Study Advanced Higher

Column A English

Higher

English

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Column B Mathematics Geography History Mathematics Modern Studies

Column C Graphic Communication Administration Art & Design Graphic Communication Mathematics Music

Intermediate 2

Skills for Learning, Life and Work

Wider Achievement

Student

English

English (Int 1)

Leadership S6 only (Higher/Int 2)

Physics

RMPS

Geography History Mathematics

Administration Art & Design Mathematics

Modern Studies

Music

Physics

RMPS

Maths (Int 1)

Creative Cake Production (Int 2) Sports & Recreation (Int 1 & 2)

Creative Digital Media (Int 1) Hospitality (Int 1)

Leadership S6 only (Higher/Int 2)

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Enterprise and Employability (Int 1/Int 2) Leadership S6 only (Higher/Int 2)

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Column D Biology Art & Design Biology Business Management Graphic Communication French Chemistry Music Art & Design Biology Business Management French Graphic Communication Chemistry Music Woodworking Skills (Int 1 & 2) Engineering Skills (Int 1/2) Hospitality (Int 1) IT Literacy - PC Passport/Internet Safety/Digital Literacy/Social Software (Int 1) Leadership S6 only (Higher/Int 2) Date

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Column E German Business Management Biology Drama

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Core

PE Dance German Business Management Biology

PSE PE

PE Hairdressing (Int 1 Beginners) Travel and Tourism (Int 1 & 2) E-prospectus WLC Provision: Int 2 SfW Child Care Higher Early Years HNC Computer Hardware Installation and Maintenance Int 2 SfW Energy AH PE NPA Life Sciences Date


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Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

General Information When choosing your S5/S6 courses there are a number of people who can help:

Your Parents/Carers

Talk to them about the kind of career you have in mind and the courses, which will help you to achieve your goals.

Your Class Teachers

They will give you more information about the courses and will be able to tell you about the level of difficulty of each course and your likely chance of success in their subject.

Your Head of House

Your Head of House will know you well and will advise you about your individual subject choices and the appropriate level of courses.

The Careers Library

This contains information about possible careers and qualifications needed. Speak to the Librarian about how you can use the Careers Library.

The Careers Adviser

You can arrange an individual appointment with the Careers Adviser who will help match your skills and interests with a suitable career. They will also be able to give you information about qualifications for particular courses or jobs. The Careers Adviser can be contacted via the School Library or at Careers Scotland Centre, Cairngorm House, Almondvale Boulevard, Livingston EH54 6QN. Telephone Number 01506 445877.

S5 Timetable

The S5 timetable will consist of:

S6 Timetable

5 courses

Personal and Social Education/PE/Study Skills

The S5 timetable will consist of: •

4 or 5 courses

A Tutorial

Personal and Social Education/PE/Study Skils

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General Information continued Course Levels Skills for Learning, Life and Work These courses are suitable for students who: •

may wish to continue to study at Further Education Level (College)

may wish to go from school into a job

Intermediate 2 These courses are suitable for students who: •

achieve a General grade (3 or 4) at Standard Grade or an Intermediate 1 Award

will complete 2-3 hours of home study each week for each course

intend following a Higher course in this subject in S6

may wish to continue to study at Further or Higher Education Level (College/University)

Higher Courses There is a considerable difference in the level of difficulty between Standard Grade and Higher Grade. These courses are suitable for students who: •

achieve a General grade (1 or 2) at Standard Grade or an Intermediate 2 Award

will complete 4-5 hours of home study each week for each course

may wish to continue to study at Further or Higher Education Level (College/University)

Advanced Higher: These courses are suitable for students who •

achieve an 'A' or 'B' pass at Higher Grade

wish to study a subject to an advanced level

will complete 5-6 hours of home study each week for each course

wish to continue to study at Higher Education Level (University)

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A variety of courses are also available at West Lothian College. These can be taken in Column E (Travel Column). Transport will be provided, where necessary.

The West Lothian school prospectus can be found at: http://www.west-lothian.ac.uk/ A copy of this can also be obtained from your Head of House.

All other information can be found at: http://www.west-lothian.ac.uk/

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West Lothian Campus Use of the e-prospectus General information An overview of the West Lothian Campus can be viewed at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t5kUFbwTMQ

The West Lothian campus e-prospectus can be used to assist coursing S5/S6 students for whom the appropriate progression pathway in a subject is not available at their base school. Additionally, the e-prospectus may be helpful if the learner wants to follow two courses which are only available in the same column (other than the travel column) in their own school. All courses shown in the 'Learning @ School' area are travel column courses i.e. two periods are timetabled on a Tuesday afternoon and two on a Thursday afternoon. Full course choice forms are available to staff in the Supporting Learners area.

Learning @ Work Learning thru volunteering Campus Glow Groups 16+ Learning Choices info

Students can access through their Glow Account

Coursing students in the travel column and through the e-prospectus Spaces in classes will be prioritised for students in their own school. Thereafter, spaces will be available to other schools on a first come, first served basis. All pupils are placed on courses in other schools on a provisional basis until re-coursing is completed (by 1st September).

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Course Descriptions Subject

Level(s)

Administration

Intermediate 2 / Higher

7/8

Art & Design

Intermediate 2 / Higher

9/10

Biology

Intermediate 2 / Higher / Advanced Higher

11/13

Business Management

Intermediate 2 / Higher

14/15

Chemistry

Intermediate 2 / Higher

16/17

Creative Cake Production

Intermediate 1 / 2

18/19

Creative Digital Media

Intermediate 1

20

Dance

Higher

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Drama

Higher

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Engineering Craft Skills

Intermediate 1 / 2

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English

Intermediate 1/ 2/ Higher /AdvancedHigher

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Enterprise and Employability

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French

Intermediate 2 / Higher

29/30

Geography

Intermediate 2 / Higher

31/32

German

Higher / Advanced Higher

33/34

Graphic Communication

Intermediate 2 / Higher / Advanced Higher

35/37

Hairdressing

Intermediate 1

History

Intermediate 2 / Higher

Hospitality

Intermediate 1

41

IT Literacy

Intermediate 1

42

Leadership

Higher / Intermediate 2

43

Mathematics

Intermediate 1 /2 /Higher /Advanced Higher

44/47

Modern Studies

Intermediate 2 / Higher

48/50

Music

Intermediate 2 / Higher

51/52

Physical Education

Intermediate 2 / Higher

53/54

Physics

Intermediate 2 / Higher

55/56

Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies

Intermediate 2 / Higher

57/58

Skills For Work

38 39/40

59

Travel and Tourism

Intermediate 1 / 2

60

Woodworking Skills

Intermediate 1 / 2

61

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Administration

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Administration at 3 or 4 (KU and PS) or • Intermediate 1 Administration course or • Component units and Standard Grade English at 3 or 4 or • Intermediate 1 English or its component units.

Course Details All courses include 40 hours over and above the 120 hours for the component units: 1

Administrative Services Perform the administrative functions within an organisational environment, organise travel and accommodation arrangements, contribute to the arrangement of meetings, acquire the skills necessary to plan their work and to develop their own development plan.

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Information Technology for Administrators Develop the competencies required to process, sort, check, store and output information within the modern administrative environment, use electronic methods of communication for sending and receiving information. Acquire the skills necessary to produce business correspondence using word processing equipment.

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Administration: Presenting and Communicating Information Acquire the necessary skills to use the Internet to search for and extract information. Acquire the skills to use ICT (e.g. word processing) to present and communicate information. Acquire the skills to use presentation software to present and communicate information.

Assessment Internal External

Assessments at end of each outcome. (a) Paper 1 for 1 hour will test knowledge and understanding. (b) Paper 2 for 1 hour 20 minutes will test practical application of IT skills.

Where can it lead? • Higher Administration • Completion of a group award • National Certificate at appropriate level • A range of employment opportunities e.g. admin assistant

For more information please contact: Mr R McFarlane/Mrs J Waddell, Acting PTs of Business Education

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Administration

Higher

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Administration at 1 or 2 or • Intermediate 2 Administration course or • Component units.

Course Details One 40-hour unit and one 80-hour unit plus 40 hours flexible time. 1 Administration Services Apply skills and knowledge to given situations requiring a high level of administrative services solve problems in a structured way and make decisions in these situations. 2 Information Technology for Management Find, select, analyse, use and communicate information in a range of contexts, extend skills and expertise in the use of software packages, analyse the use of IT in an administrative and a business context, assess the role of information in decision-making.

Assessment Internal Assessments at end of each outcome. External Paper 1 - 1 hour 20 minutess – case study plus 2 from 5 essay type questions. Paper 2 IT exam – 1 hour 20 minutes Equal weighting of 60 marks each paper.

Where can it lead? • Advanced Higher Administration. • HNC Office Administration. • HND Office and Information Management. • Degree courses e.g. B.Sc. Business Information Management. • National Certificate at appropriate level. • A range of employment opportunities e.g. administration, IT.

For more information please contact: Mr R McFarlane/Mrs J Waddell, Acting PTs of Business Education 8


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Art & Design

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Art & Design at General Level or • Intermediate 1 Art & Design or its component units or • Intermediate 2 Media Studies or its units or • Intermediate 2 Graphic Communication or its units • SQA Short Courses in Creative & Aesthetic Studies

Course Details Three areas will be covered: 1 Expressive Activity (40 Hours)

Completion of artwork which (a) clearly conveys pupil's ideas, feelings and responses with imagination and b) demonstrates considered and assured use of media.

2 Design Activity (40 hours)

Negotiation and finalisation of a design brief, investigation of the brief, consideration of possible solutions showing invention and flexibility of thought, selection and finalisation of a solution. Informed evaluation of the process and the solution is included.

3 Art & Design Studies (40 hours)

Deals with critical evaluation and historical studies. These studies relate to the context(s) of the Expressive and Design Activities.

Pupils will be required to demonstrate breadth and balance of experience across the whole course by: • undertaking work in 2D and 3D • using technology (including IT processes where appropriate) • the study of a contemporary context in Art & Design Studies.

Assessment External Course Review - folio of coursework/ Course Review Statement submitted to SQA – 160 marks. Exam Art & Design Studies -1 hour – 40 marks.

Where can it lead? • Higher Art & Design • Completion of a group award • Media Studies and/or Graphic Communication -units or course at Intermediate 2 • Employment following SVQ training

For more information please contact: Mr J Wood, PTC Creative and Expressive Arts 9


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Art & Design

Higher

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Art & Design at Credit Level or • Intermediate 2 Art & Design or its component units or • Higher Media Studies or its units or • Higher Graphic Communication or its units

Course Details Three areas will be covered: 1 Expressive Activity (40 Hours)

Completion of artwork which (a) clearly conveys pupil's ideas, feelings and responses with imagination and b) demonstrates considered and assured use of media.

2 Design Activity (40 hours)

Negotiation and finalisation of a design brief, investigation of the brief, consideration of possible solutions showing invention and flexibility of thought, selection and finalisation of a solution. Informed evaluation of the process and the solution is included.

3 Art & Design Studies (40 hours)

Deals with critical evaluation and historical studies. These studies relate to the context(s) of the Expressive and Design Activities.

Assessment External Course Review - folio of coursework/ Course Review Statement submitted to SQA – 160 marks. Exam Art & Design Studies -1 hour 30 minutes – 60 marks.

Where can it lead? • Portfolio • Completion of a group award • Media Studies and/or Graphic Communication - units or course at Higher • NC in Art & Design or related field

For more information please contact: Mr J Wood, PTC Creative and Expressive Arts 10


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Biology

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Biology at 3 or 4 (Knowledge & Understanding and Practical Skills) or • Standard Grade Chemistry, Physics at 1, 2 or 3 (Knowledge & Understanding and Practical Skills) or • Intermediate 1 Biology at A or B

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1 Living Cells (40 hours)

Cell structure and function, diffusion, osmosis, enzymes, photosynthesis and respiration. Ecosystems, factors affecting variety in a species.

2 Environmental Biology and Genetics (40 hours) 3 Animal Physiology (40 hours)

Mammalian nutrition, control of internal environment, circulation and gas exchange. Sensory mechanisms and processing information.

Assessment Internal External

Three unit tests each lasting 45-60 minutes. Credit given for each pass. One experimental report will be required to be completed satisfactorily. One final examination paper lasting 2 hours 30 minutes.

Where can it lead? • • • • • • •

Higher Biology or Higher Human Biology Higher Managing Environmental Resources (MER) and other specialist Biology Highers Individual Units at Higher in Biology HNC or HND level studies in Biological Sciences Other Further and Higher Education opportunities A range of employment opportunities As part of one or more Scottish Group Awards

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science 11


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Biology

Higher

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Biology at 1 or 2 (Knowledge & Understanding and Practical Skills) or • Intermediate 2 Biology at A or B

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1 Cell Biology (40 hours)

2 Genetics and Adaptation (40 hours) 3 Control and Regulation (40 hours)

Cell structure in relation to function, photosynthesis, energy release, synthesis and release of proteins, cellular response in defence in plants and animals. Variation, selection and speculation, animal and plant adaptations. The control of growth and development, physiological homeostasis, population dynamics.

Assessment Internal External

Three unit tests each lasting 45-60 minutes. Credit given for each pass. One experimental report will be required to be completed satisfactorily. One final examination paper lasting 2 hours 30 minutes.

Where can it lead? • • • • • • •

Advanced Higher Biology Higher Managing Environmental Resources (MER) and other specialist Biology Highers. Individual Units at Advanced Higher in Biology HNC or HND or Degree level studies in Biological Sciences and Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Radiography, Chiropody Other Further and Higher Education opportunities using the award for general or specialist entry purposes A range of employment opportunities As part of one or more Scottish Group Awards

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science 12


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Biology

Advanced Higher

Required Entry Level •

Higher Biology or Higher Human Biology at A or B

Course Details Mandatory units: Cell and Molecular Biology (40 hours)

Environmental Biology (40 hours) Biology Investigation (20 hours)

Cell structure and function, molecular interactions, applications of DNA technology Circulation and interaction in ecosystems, human impact on the environment Students carry out their own investigation worth 20% of the final marks based on work in one of the units.

Optional units: Students will do one of the following optional units: Biotechnology (20hours) Animal behaviour (20 hours) Physiology, Health and Exercise (20 hours)

Biotechnological techniques, applications of biotechnological processes. Measuring behaviour, development of behaviour, behavioural interactions. Exercise and the cardiovascular system, exercise and metabolism.

Assessment Internal External

Three unit tests each lasting 45 minutes. One experimental report to be completed satisfactorily. One final examination lasting 2 hours and the student’s own investigation marked externally and worth 20% of the marks.

Where can it lead? • •

Further and Higher Education opportunities A range of employment opportunities

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science

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Business Management

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • • • •

Standard Grade Business Management at 3 or 4 (KU and EV) or the 3 units from the Intermediate 1 Business Management course or its component units and Standard English at 3 or 4 or Intermediate 1 English or its component units.

Course Details Business Enterprise (40 hours) Business Decision Areas (40 hours) Business Decision Areas (40 hours)

Contemporary Business Decision-Making and Business Information ICT Marketing and Operations Financial Management and Human Resources

Assessment To gain the award, candidates must pass the 3 Unit assessments and the Course Assessment. The Course Assessment consists of an external examination containing 2 sections • •

A case study with a number of interpretation questions and 2 questions from a choice of 5 based on the course content.

Where can it lead? • Higher Business Management • National Certificate • A range of employment or training opportunities e.g. administrative posts in Human Resources or Marketing

For more information please contact: Mr R McFarlane/Mrs J Waddell, Acting PTs of Business Education 14


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Higher

Business Management Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Business Management at Credit Level • Intermediate 2 Business Management or its Units and • Standard English at Credit Level or • Intermediate 2 English or its Units.

Course Details Business Enterprise (40 hours) Business Decision Areas (40 hours) Business Decision Areas (40 hours)

Contemporary Business, Decision-making, Business Information ICT, International Organisations. Marketing and Operations. Financial Management and Human Resources .

Assessment To gain the award, candidates must pass the Units as well as the Course Assessment. The candidate’s grade is based on the Course Assessment. The Course Assessment consists of an external examination containing 2 sections: • •

a case study with a number of interpretation questions and 2 questions from a choice of 5 based on the course content.

Where can it lead? • Advanced Higher Business Management • HNC/HND e.g. Business Administration • A range of employment or training opportunities e.g. administrative posts in human resources or marketing.

Core Skills There is no automatic certification of Core Skills or Core Skills components in this course.

For more information please contact: Mr R McFarlane/Mrs J Waddell, Acting PTs of Business Education 15


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Chemistry

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level While entry is at the discretion of the Centre, students would normally have obtained one or the following awards or its equivalent: • • •

Standard Grade Chemistry at 3 or 4 (Knowledge & Understanding and Practical Skills) or Standard Grade Biology, Physics at 1, 2 or 3 (Knowledge & Understanding and Practical Skills) or Intermediate 1 Chemistry at A or B

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1 Building Blocks (40 hours)

2 Carbon Compounds (40 hours)

3 Acids, Bases and Metals (40 hours)

The unit seeks to develop knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical abilities in the context of substances; reaction rates; the structure of the atom; bonding; structure and properties; chemical symbolism and the mole. The unit seeks to develop knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical abilities in the context of fuels; nomenclature, structural formulae and reactions of carbon compounds; plastics and synthetic fibres; and natural products. The unit seeks to develop knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical abilities in the context of acids and bases; salt preparation; and metals.

Assessment Internal External

Three Nab tests each lasting 45 minutes. Credit given for each pass. One experimental report will be required to be completed satisfactorily. One final examination paper lasting 2 hours.

Where can it lead? • • •

Higher Chemistry Completion of a Group Award A range of Further Education and employment opportunities

Chemistry is a central Science linking Biology and Physics at University and College level as well as a requirement for industries from Food Technology to the production of fuel.

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science 16


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Chemistry

Higher

Purpose The course is designed for students who wish to continue their study of Chemistry beyond Credit level/Intermediate 2 and who may wish to progress to Advanced Higher. As such the Higher course could form the first year of a two-year post Credit level/Intermediate 2 course.

Recommended Entry While entry is at the discretion of the Centre, students would normally have obtained one or the following awards or its equivalent: • •

Standard Grade Chemistry at 1 or 2 (Knowledge & Understanding and Practical Skills) or Intermediate 2 Chemistry at A or B

Unit – Title, Length and Brief Description: 1 Energy Matters (40 hours)

2 The World of Carbons (40 hours)

3 Chemical Reactions (40 hours)

The unit seeks to develop knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical abilities in the context of reaction rates; enthalpy; patters in the Periodic Table; bonding structure and properties; and the mole. The unit seeks to develop knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical abilities in the context of fuels; nomenclature, structural formulae; reactions and the uses of carbon compounds; plastics and synthetic fibres; and natural products. The unit seeks to develop knowledge and understanding, problem solving and practical abilities in the context of the chemical industry; Hess’s Law; equilibrium; acids and bases; redox reactions; and nuclear chemistry.

Assessment Internal External

Three Nab tests each lasting 45 minutes. Credit given for each pass. One experimental report will be required to be completed satisfactorily. One final examination paper lasting 2 hours 30 minutes.

Where can it lead? • • • •

Advanced Higher Chemistry Completion of a Group Award Degree, HNC or HND in a Science based field

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science

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Creative Cake Production

Intermediate 2

Students choosing to follow this course should be interest in the production of cakes and the decoration of cakes. The catering and the Hospitality sector continues to be a vibrant part of the service sector economy in Scotland. Employers are demanding a well-educated and skilled work-force capable for further development. The course offers candidates the opportunities for an integrated, hands on skill development, with clear paths to employment or progression into further and/or higher education. The course provides clear progression for candidates who wish to broaden their practical skills in this subject are. The course also offers clear pathways for candidates

Course Content The course consists of three mandatory units each 40 hours in length: Cake Production Intermediate 2 Cake Decorating Intermediate 2 Creative Cake Production Organisation of Practical Skills Intermediate 2 The course is focused mainly on practical work and takes place in a practical environment. Wherever a new skill is to be introduced, this should be demonstrated to candidates and any accompanying underpinning knowledge explained to aid understanding. The content of the course is prescribed, but is intended to be candidate centered rather than content driven. Help and encouragement should be offered to candidates who plan a project beyond that required for minimum competence, and which will require extended learning, teaching and support. This approach should be used where it meets the need of a particular candidate or group of candidates, but it should not inhibit the development of the practical skills, which is the key purpose of this course. At all times candidates must aim to produce a professional end product. Assessment Rationale Internal: The internal assessment for all units in this course combines both practical and theoretical activities. The internal assessment for each unit is detailed below: Cake Production Cake Decoration Creative Cake Production Organisation of Practical Skills

Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome3

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Creative Cake Production (continued)

Intermediate 2

External This is based on a practical assignment. It is anticipated that the practical assignment will require between 20 and 30 hours (this includes teaching and learning time) and will be carried out near the end of the course. To gain the award for the course the candidate must have completed all of the prescribed units, and must be able to generate reliable evidence, capable of being authenticated and assessed externally. The Practical Assignment is not solely concerned with practical activity, but has been designed to test and evidence the candidate’s ability to plan, develop and evaluate a product that suits a given brief. The project integrates the knowledge, understanding and skills gained in the individual course units. Candidates will be provided with a brief and are expected to demonstrate attainment in: • • • • • •

Interpreting and understanding the brief. Information gathering, adding clarity to the brief. Decision Making. Selecting and managing materials. Producing the product. Evaluation of both the process and the product.

Assessment Procedures To gain the award of the course, the candidate must achieve all of the component units as well as the course project. The course project will be internally assessed and externally verified by the SQA.

Cost of the Course The student will be expected to pay £60.00 towards the cost of ingredients supplied. Depending on choice of designs and consequent requirements, additional charges may be incurred.

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science

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Creative Digital Media

Intermediate 1

Aims of the Course The aims of the Creative Digital Media Course are to: •

Provide candidates with a broad introduction to the digital media industry.

Allow candidates to experience vocationally-related learning.

Encourage candidates to develop a good work ethic.

Encourage candidates to take responsibility for their own learning and Development

Provide opportunities to develop a range of Core Skills through practical

Experiences in a vocational environment.

Facilitate progression to further education, training and/or employment.

Assist candidates to develop employability skills.

Course Outline •

Unit 1 - Creative Digital Media: Introduction to the Industry.

Unit 2 - Creative Digital Media: The Creative Process.

Unit 3 - Creative Digital Media: Hardware and Software.

Unit 4 - Creative Digital Media: Production Project .

Progression This Course may provide candidates with opportunities to progress to: • • • •

National Courses in Media Studies National Certificates or Units in Digital Media Computing Relevant programmes in further education colleges Training/employment in various se sectors and industries including Creative Industries, IT, Media etc

For more information please contact: Mr R McFarlane/Mrs J Waddell, Acting PTs of Business Education 20


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Dance

Higher

Required Entry Level Pupils need at least one year of dance experience in any style or to have completed the Intermediate level 2 dance units. The pupils will need to attend the audition on Friday 25 March at 1.30pm in Howden Park Centre to be selected for the course.

Course detail The course is based on 3 strands; technical ability, written work and choreography. The students will study ballet, contemporary and jazz, create their own group choreography, write two essays and complete two performance solos in jazz and contemporary.

Assessment The assessments are completed both internally and with an external examiner one at a time before the Christmas holiday and after the Easter holidays.

Progression If pupils have completed the Performing Arts Higher Dance Practice they can then progress onto HNC / HND or Degree level courses.

For more information please contact: Mr J Wood PTC Creative and Performing Arts 21


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Drama

Higher

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Drama is preferred although not essential • Standard Grade English at Credit or General

Course Details The course is divided into three main areas: 1 Investigative Drama A chosen area of study is investigated and a short group performance is created. This section includes a detailed folio of work. 2 Acting - Two contrasting acting roles are performed (total of 8 -10 minutes duration). 3 Aspects of Theatre – A set dramatic text is studied as well as the study of Scottish contemporary Theatre.

Assessment Investigative Folio of work and performance are assessed. Acting Assessed by a visiting moderator Aspects of Theatre Final essay style examination under exam conditions.

Where can it lead? • Entrance qualification for Dramatic or Media courses • Helpful for those entering careers, which involve dealing with, people • Promotes communication skills

For more information please contact: Mr J Wood PTC Creative and Performing Arts 22


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Engineering Craft Skills

Intermediate 1⁄2

Students choosing to follow this course should be interested in working with and making artefacts from metal. There is no Design element to this course but being able to read working drawings (orthographic projection) and follow the instructions carefully will be to your advantage and determine the course level you are presented at. These skills together with the organisation required to be successful in the course can be used in a number of trades within the Engineering Industry. Students will experience the rigorous standards which would apply were they serving an apprenticeship or in employment in this field.

Course Content The three units for each level are: Bench Skills (Metal) Machine Processes (Metal) Fabrication and Thermal Joining Techniques

40 hours 40 hours 40 hours

This course is of a practical nature, takes place in a workshop environment and provides many skills which are appropriate to a wide range of applications. The course will develop skills in marking-out, cutting, shaping, machining and finishing materials, as well as adjusting and maintaining a range of hand tools. Apart from giving an insight into industrial practice, this course helps with the development of self-confidence, manual dexterity and control, perseverance, maturity and spatial awareness.

Assessment Procedures To gain the award of the course, the candidate must achieve all of the component units as well as the course project. The course project will be internally assessed and externally verified by the SQA.

Examples of previous students’ work can be viewed in the CDT Department, but the best way to find out about Engineering Craft Skills is to come along to the Department and ask us about this course.

Possible Careers: • • • •

Engineering Trades Motor Mechanics Blacksmiths Army Trades etc.

For more information please contact: Mr D Young, PT of Craft, Design & Technology 23


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English

Intermediate 1

Recommended Entry • •

Standard Grade English Grade 4 or 5. Have successfully completed the Access 3 course in S4.

Course Detail 1

Language Study (60 Hours) The Language Study unit focuses on the various genres of writing and Close Reading. Students will read and learn about a variety of texts whose purposes are informative, expressive and creative/persuasive.

2

Literary Study (60 Hours) The Literary Study unit focuses on the reading of literature and on responding critically to that reading. Students will read and learn about a variety of literary texts of recognized quality.

3

Writing Folio The writing folio will focus on various genres of writing. This folio will be externally assessed by the SQA and will contribute 20% to the final award.

Where can it lead? • • • • •

Intermediate 2 English Units at Intermediate 2 Courses in Arts and Social Sciences Employment in Careers related to Arts and Social Sciences The successful achievement of the course or units at Higher may contribute to a Scottish Group Award

For more information please contact: Mrs M Low, PT Curriculum English & Modern Languages

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English

Intermediate 2

Recommended Entry * Standard Grade English Grade 3 (A Standard Grade 3 must be attained in both Reading and Writing for entry to Int 2). * Have successfully completed the Intermediate 1 course in S5 at Grade A or B.

Course Detail 1

Language Study (60 hours) The Language Study unit focuses on the various genres of writing and Close Reading. Students will read and learn about a variety of texts whose purposes are informative, expressive and creative/persuasive.

2

Literary Study 60 (hours) The Literary Study unit focuses on the reading of literature and on responding critically to that reading. Students will read and learn about a variety of literary texts of recognized quality.

3

Writing Folio The writing folio will focus on various genres of writing. This folio will be externally assessed by the SQA and will contribute 20% to the final award.

Progression • • • • •

Higher English Other Units at Higher National Certificate courses in Arts & Social Sciences Employment in Careers Related to Arts & Social Sciences The successful achievement of the course or units at Higher may contribute to a Scottish Group Award

For more information please contact: Mrs M Low, PT Curriculum English & Modern Languages 25


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S5/S6 Course Choice

English

Higher

Recommended Entry • •

Standard Grade English Grade 1 or 2 – Reading and Writing grades must both be either a 1 or a 2. Have successfully completed Intermediate 2 in S5 at Grade A or B.

Course Detail 1

Language Study 60 (hours) The Language Study unit focuses on the various genres of writing and Close Reading. Students will read and learn about a variety of texts whose purposes are informative, expressive and creative/persuasive.

2

Literary Study (60 Hours) The Literary Study unit focuses on the reading of literature and on responding critically to that reading. Students will read and learn about a variety of literary texts of recognized quality.

3

Writing Folio The writing folio will focus on various genres of writing. This folio will be externally assessed by the SQA and will contribute 20% to the final award.

Progression • • • • •

Advanced Higher English Other Units at Advanced Higher HNC or HND courses in Arts & Social Sciences Employment in Careers Related to Arts & Social Sciences The successful achievement of the course or units at Higher may contribute to a Scottish Group Award

For more information please contact: Mrs M Low, PT Curriculum English & Modern Languages

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English

Advanced Higher

Recommended Entry •

Higher English

Students should be genuinely interested in writing and in the study of literature and be capable of the self-discipline involved in individual study.

Course Structure There are three component units in this course: two mandatory 40-hour units (Specialist Study and literary study) and one optional 40-hour unit (to be selected from Language Study, Textual Analysis, Reading the Media or Creative Writing). The Specialist Study comprises of a 3,500 - 4,500 dissertation. Suitable subjects for this dissertation are chosen in consultation with the teacher, drawing on the students’ special areas of interest. All assessment is external.

Progression Advanced Higher English is a fantastic foundation for preparing for University Study. For particular Universities and Further Education courses the Advanced Higher qualification may enable students to opt out of some elements of the first year syllabus.

For more information please contact: Mrs M Low, PT Curriculum English & Modern Languages 27


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Enterprise and Employability Aims of the Course This SQA Wider achievement qualification is designed to recognise the skills needed to get ahead successfully in today’s world. This course equips students with relevant and transferable skills which can be used in an employment setting, including self-employment.

Course Outline Compulsory Units: • •

Personal Development: Self and Work. Enterprise Activity.

Combination of work related units (some examples below): • • • • • •

Work Experience. Customer Service Skills. Working with Others. Preparing for Work. Personal Development Self Awareness. Financial Skills for a Small Business.

Progression This Course may provide candidates with opportunities to progress: • • • • •

Understanding of the key aspects of starting a business and some of the fundamental knowledge and skills that underpin them. Work place either on a part time basis whilst pursuing further or higher education or on a fulltime basis with the skills employers are looking for. Increased employment opportunities, following on from improved work-related skills and qualities, especially following a successful work placement. Work place either on a part time basis whilst pursuing further or higher education or on a full time basis with the skills employers are looking for. Iincreased employment opportunities, following on from improved work-related skills and qualities, especially following a successful work placement

For more information please contact: Mrs E Paxton, Acting Head of Stuart House 28


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French

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Modern Languages at 3 or 4 in all components.

Course Details Two mandatory units (one of 80 hours, one of 40 hours) plus 40 hours flexible time: 1 Language (80 hours) This unit will emphasise progression in the foreign language in a variety of contexts, combining the four skills in integrated tasks. It will build on students’ prior learning. Contexts of language covered will reflect the age and interests of the students. The skills of speaking and writing will begin to place emphasis on expressing points of view and exchanging ideas.

2 Language in Work or Extended Reading and Viewing (40 hours) All four skills of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing will continue to be developed.

Assessment Internal External

1 Reading Nab, 1 Speaking Test dual purpose for both internal and external grading, 1 Listening Nab, 1 Writing Nab. One Reading paper lasting 1 hours 10 minutes. One Listening paper lasting 30 minutes. One Writing paper lasting 40 minutes.

Where can it lead? • Higher in the same Language • Possibly NC Courses including Foreign Language • Courses offered by Foreign Language Agencies • Employment making use of Foreign Language Competence • May form part of a Scottish Group Award

For more information please contact: Mrs M Low, PT Curriculum English & Modern Languages 29


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

French

Higher

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Modern Languages at 1 or 2 including Writing award at 1 or 2*. • Intermediate 2 or its component units. Students holding a Standard Grade award at grades 1 or 2 and Writing awards at grade 4 would be advised to follow the Intermediate 2 course.

Course Details Two mandatory units (one of 80 hours, one of 40 hours) plus 40 hours flexible time. 1 Language ( 80 hours) This unit will emphasise progression in the foreign language in a variety of contexts, combining the four skills in integrated tasks. It will build on students prior learning. Contexts of language covered will reflect the age and interests of the students. The four skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking will continue to be developed through the themes of Lifestyles, Education and Work and The Wider World.

2 Extended Reading and Viewing (40 hours) Students will develop further language skills in line with their personal interest.

Assessment Internal External

1 Reading Nab, 1 Speaking Nab dual purpose for both internal and external grading, 1 Listening Nab, 1 Writing Nab. Reading and Directing Writing lasting 1 hour 40 minutes. Listening and Writing lasting 1 hour.

Where can it lead? • Advanced Higher in the same Language • Higher Education Courses including HNC or HND or Degree • Courses offered by Foreign Language Agencies • Employment making use of Foreign Language

For more information please contact: Mrs M Low, PT Curriculum English & Modern Languages

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Geography

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • • • • •

Standard Grade Geography at 3 or 4 or Standard Grade at 3 or 4 in another Social Subject or Intermediate 1 Geography or its component units or Intermediate 1 or 2 component units in another Social Subject or Intermediate 1 or 2 component units in Managing Environmental Resources.

Course Details There are three units in the course each lasting 40 hours: 1

Physical Environment

2 3

Human Environment Environmental Interactions

Glaciated and Limestone Uplands, Recreation, Industry, Land and Conflicts, National and Country Parks, Coasts and Rivers. Populations, Urban, Industry and Farming Landscapes (a) Development Indicators: Contrasts between Developed and Developing Countries. (b) Natural Hazards – Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tropical Storms

Assessment Internal External

Three unit tests of 25 marks each. Credit given for each pass. One final exam lasting 2 hours. Section A: 4 questions each 18 marks and Section B: 2 questions each 14 marks (Total 100 marks)

All assessments include the elements of Knowledge and Understanding, Evaluating and Geographical Methods and Techniques.

Where can it lead? • • •

Higher Geography Intermediate 2 in another Social Subject Employment in a range of careers

For more information please contact: Mr K McNeill, Acting PT Social Subjects 31


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Geography

Higher

Required Entry Level • • • • •

Standard Grade Geography at 1 or 2 or Standard Grade at 1 or 2 (possibly a 3) in another Social Subject or Intermediate 2 Geography or its component units or Intermediate 2 or component units or Higer in another Social Subject or Intermediate 2 or component units in Managing Environmental Resources.

Course Details The course consists of three units: 1 2 3

Physical Environment Human Environment Environmental Interactions

(a) Atmosphere (b) Hydrosphere (a) Population (b) Rural (a) Rural Land Resources

(c) Lithosphere (d) Biosphere (c) Industrial (d) Urban (b) Development and Health

Assessment Internal External

Three NABS lasting 45 minutes – 50 marks each: Paper 1 (Core) lasting 1 hour 30 minutes Four compulsory and two optional questions giving a total of 100 marks. Paper 2 (Applications) lasting 1 hour 15 minutes: Two optional questions of 50 marks giving a total of 100 marks.

All assessments include the elements of Knowledge and Understanding, Evaluating and Geographical Methods and Techniques.

Where can it lead? • • • •

Advanced Higher Geography Higher in another Social Subject NC or HND Award or Degree Course in Further or Higher Education Employment in a range of careers

For more information please contact: Mr K McNeill, Acting PT Social Subjects 32


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S5/S6 Course Choice

German

Higher

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Modern Languages at 1 or 2 including Writing award at 1 or 2*. • Intermediate 2 or its component units. Students holding a Standard Grade award at grades 1 or 2 and Writing awards at grade 4 would be advised to follow the Intermediate 2 course.

Course Details Two mandatory units (one of 80 hours, one of 40 hours) plus 40 hours flexible time: 1 Language ( 80 hours) This unit will emphasise progression in the foreign language in a variety of contexts, combining the four skills in integrated tasks. It will build on students prior learning. Contexts of language covered will reflect the age and interests of the students. The four skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking will continue to be developed through the themes of Lifestyles, Education and Work and The Wider World.

2 Extended Reading and Viewing (40 hours) Students will develop further language skills in line with their personal interest.

Assessment Internal External

1 Reading Nab, 1 Speaking Nab dual purpose for both internal and external grading, 1 Listening Nab, 1 Writing Nab. Reading and Directing Writing lasting 1 hour 40 minutes. Listening and Writing lasting 1 hour.

Where can it lead? • Advanced Higher in the same Language • Higher Education Courses including HNC or HND or Degree • Courses offered by Foreign Language Agencies • Employment making use of Foreign Language

For more information please contact: Mrs M Low, PT Curriculum English & Modern Languages 33


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German

Advanced Higher

Required Entry Level • •

Higher Modern Language pass Students holding a Grade C pass may find the course challenging

Course Details Mandatory Unit: Second Unit Options:

Language (80 hours) Reading and Viewing or Language in work (40 hours)

The Advanced Higher qualification in Modern Languages develops sophisticated abilities in using the language independently. The course offers learners the opportunity to develop their Language skills within the contexts of personal, social and cultural issues, topical and cultural issues, and environmental issues. Learners further develop skills in expressing opinions and exchanging ideas, and consider current affairs issues from the viewpoint of those living in the country where the language is spoken. They learn to compare issues relevant there and in Britain, and formulate opinions on these. Further options include engaging with literature or an aspect of the country seen though texts, and focusing on the use of the language at work

Assessment Internal

Folio (15%) Speaking NAB Reading NAB Listening NAB Writing NAB

External

Oral Exam (conducted by visiting examiner) (25%) Reading and Translation (25%) Listening (15%) and Discursive Writing (20%)

Where Can It Lead? Higher Education Courses including HND or degrees Employment making use of the language

For more information please contact: Mrs M Low, PT Curriculum English & Modern Languages 34


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

Graphic Communication

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Graphic Communication at 3 or 4 or possibly 5 or • Standard Grade Art at 1 or 2 or possibly 3 or • Discretion of the CDT department

Course Detail 1 Pictorial Graphics 1 (40 hours)

Manual pictorial drawing of everyday items along with illustration and presentation techniques.

2 Orthographic Drawing (40 hours

Manual component drawing. Principles of dimensioning and conventions along with geometrical drawing.

3 Computer Aided Graphics (40 hours)

Computer drawing. Computer illustration. Desk Top Publishing and commercial or industrial applications of graphics.

Assessment Internal three unit tests around 40 minutes plus a Graphic project. External One final examination paper lasting 2 hours 30 minutes.

Where can it lead? • Higher Graphic Communication • A group award • Employment or placement on an industrial training course

For more information please contact: Mr D Young, PT of Craft, Design & Technology

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Graphic Communication

Higher

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Graphic Communication at 1 or 2 or possibly 3, or • Intermediate 2 or • Higher Art or • An equivalent.

Course Details 1 Pictorial Graphics 1 (40 hours)

Manual pictorial drawing of everyday items along with illustration and presentation techniques.

2 Orthographic Drawing (40 hours

Manual component drawing. Principles of dimensioning and conventions along with geometrical drawing.

3 Computer Aided Graphics (40 hours)

Computer drawing. Computer illustration. Desk Top Publishing and commercial or industrial applications of graphics.

Assessment Internal three unit tests around 40 minutes plus a Graphic project. External One final examination paper lasting 3 hours.

Where can it lead? • A degree or HNC in areas such as engineering, architecture or design • Other university courses • A National Certificate in areas such as engineering, construction or design • Employment in a wide range of occupations such as engineering or construction

For more information please contact: Mr D Young, PT of Craft, Design & Technology 36


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

Graphic Communication

Advanced Higher

Required Entry Level •

Higher Graphic Communication

Course Details Technical Graphics

Measured perspective, interpenetration of geometric shapes, oblique and sectioned cones, transition pieces.

Computer Aided Modelling

Using state-of-the-art software to accurately produce 2D and 3D models, with realistic effects.

Computer Aided Graphic Presentation:

To develop an understanding of, and to produce documents using professional printing principles and skills.

The Advanced Higher qualification in Graphic communication offers learners a sophisticated understanding of how visual communication has been revolutionized by advances in computer graphics, output devices and reproduction techniques. The course relates this knowledge to industrial and commercial practices and considers the wider social and economic implications of technological advancement. Learners develop an awareness of the ways in which visual communication caters for different needs gives learners and understanding of the methods used to affect feelings. They also gain skills in understanding the principles of geometry and develop spatial thinking and visual literacy from the production of drawings involving manipulation of lines and planes. The Advanced Higher Graphic Communication Course is at SCQF Level 7. Internal Two projects; one for the 3D Modeling Element and one for the Graphic Presentation Element. External One final examination paper lasting 3 hours.

Where can it lead? • • • •

A degree or HNC in areas such as engineering, architecture, computer graphics or design Other University courses Employment in a wide range of occupations such as engineering or construction Computer animation / game design

For more information please contact: Mr D Young, PT of Craft, Design & Technology 37


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

Hairdressing

Intermediate 1

Aims of the Course The aims of the Hairdressing course at Intermediate 1 is to develop pupils: •

Learning all aspects of hairdressing Practical skills

Understanding of the role of the Hairdresser

Knowledge and understanding of concepts of Hairdressing

Understanding of relevant applications of Hairdressing in society

In addition the course aims to: • Enable the learner to develop relevant skills for learning, for use in everyday life, and across all sectors of employment. Learners benefit from studying Hairdressing along with other subjects from the sciences, technologies and mathematics curriculum areas.

Course Unit Assessment •

Employability Skills

Salon awareness

Creativity

Working in the salon

Career Pathways Pupils who undertake this course could progress towards Further/Higher Education in a wide range of careers including Stylist/Barber, Trainer assessor, Colour Technician, T.V Film, Theatre, Cruise ship.

For more information please contact: Mr J Wood, PTC Creative and Performing Arts 38


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S5/S6 Course Choice

History

Intermediate 2

This course is aimed at students who have gained a General pass at Standard Grade and who are committee enough to wish to continue their study of History.

1 Which Periods of History do we study? In this course we shall be studying the period of Later Modern History.

2 Which topics are covered? Unit 1 From the Crade to the Grave? Social Welfare in Britain, 1890s – 1951. Unit 2 The Road to War 1933 – 1939. Unit 3 In the Shadow of the Bomb: The Cold War 1945 – 1985.

3 Assessment This is set out as follows: (a) Internal Assessment of all three Units. (b) An Extended Response, which you write up over 1 hour in normal school time and which is worth 20 marks. (c) The Exam. This will last for 1 hour 45 minutes, where you will answer a longer question worth 8 marks ten shorter questions worth in total 50 marks.

4 More about the Extended Response In this you must: • • • •

Decide on a question which relates to the units you are studying. Carry out the necessary research to help you answer this question. Prepare a plan of not more than 150 words. Take this plan into the classroom where you use it to write your extended response.

For more information please contact: Mr K McNeill, Acting PT Social Subjects 39


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

History

Higher

Required Entry Level: • •

Standard Grade History at 1 or 2 (or 3 with negotiation) or Intermediate 2 History (with negotiation)

Course Details Three units will be covered in the complete course. Each will last 40 hours: 1 2 3

Historical Study: British History: Later Modern British History – 1851s – 1951. European and World Study: “Appeasement and the Road to War, to 1939”. Scottish History: The Impact of the Great War 1914 – 1928.

Homework: As will all Highers, students should note that the study requirement for this course is four to five hours per week.

Assessment Internal

External

Unit Assessment is by means of essays and source-based answers written under strict examination conditions in class time. Home exercises will prepare the pupils for this assessment but only assessments tackled in school time will count towards formal assessment. (a) The Course will be examined through a final, externally prepared examination. Paper 1 requires the writing of two essays and lasts 1 hour 20 minutes. Paper 2 tests evaluation and use of sources related to Unit 3 and lasts 1 hour 25 minutes. (b) All students must also prepare and then write up an “Extended Essay” worth 30 marks. A 200-word plan is used to do this and the finalized result is externally marked.

Where can it lead? • • • •

Advanced Higher History University or College entrance. NC or HND Award or Degree Course in Further or Higher Education. Employment in any area requiring training in research, evidence gathering or analytic, extended writing.

For more information please contact: Mr K McNeill, Acting PT Social Subjects 40


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

Hospitality (Practical Cookery)

Intermediate 1

Required Entry Level •

A keen interest in food and food preparation.

Course Details This is a practical course which is made up of the following units: • • • •

Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry Introduction to Cookery Processes Introduction to Food Preparation Techniques Organisation of Practical Skills

Students will take part in practical cookery every week and must provide a suitable container. There is a cost of approximately £1.00 for materials per practical session.

Assessment Internal

Students will be assessed by class work, teacher checklist and short answer questions.

External

A practical exam – set by SQA.

Where Can It Lead? • •

Employment in Hotels, Catering and Hospitality. Intermediate 2 Hospitality or other courses.

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science 41


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

IT Literacy

Intermediate 1

Aims of the Course The aims of the IT Literacy course are to: • Develop IT skills in line with current PC Passport standards • Broaden knowledge of internet safety e.g. Personal details, credit fraud • Improve the understanding and skill of digital literacy • Investigate the use of social software in current society

Course Content The four Core Units are: • • • •

PC Passport Skills Internet Safety Digital Literacy Social Software

This course will develop knowledge and skills in the broad area of IT. It is designed to give students the ability to use IT effectively and to adapt to using new software, an important skill in today’s ever changing working environment. In addition other optional units may be covered.

For more information please contact: Mr R McFarlane/Mrs J Waddell, Acting PTs of Business Education 42


Inveralmond Community High School

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Leadership Award

Higher/Intermediate 2

This award is designed to enhance your knowledge of leadership styles, skills and qualities by finding out about different leaders. You will be able to compare different styles of leadership and consider their effectiveness. The knowledge you will gain will help you to reflect on your own skills, qualities and experience in relation to leadership. The award is also designed to allow you to develop your potential for leadership by giving you the opportunity to take a leading role in an activity. To gain the award you must successfully complete: Leadership: An Introduction Leadership in Practice

(Higher or Intermediate 2) (Higher or Intermediate 2)

In the Unit Leadership: An Introduction you will be able to think about your potential for taking on a leadership role. You will gather information about leadership principles, styles, skills and qualities used both in the past and at present. Examples may be drawn from well known historical events, current political or other high profile individuals in the media or from your local community. These different examples may help inform your views about what makes an effective leader. You will think about your own qualities, skills and experience in relation to leadership. This reflection on your own leadership potential may help you to think about styles of leadership you may wish to adopt in leadership roles. In the Unit Leadership in Practice you will be able to further develop your potential for leadership. You will be given the opportunity to lead the planning for an activity. This activity may be a stand alone activity or it may be part of a bigger project. You will lead others to carry out the plan. On completion of the activity you will have time to reflect on its success and consider carefully the contribution you made to this. You will also reflect on what you have learned about yourself as leader. Throughout each of the above Units you will be expected to work largely without guidance from your tutor but you may use your tutor as a sounding board for ideas you may have. To complete the Award successfully you must show that you have thought about and completed a number of steps that will enable you to develop both your knowledge of and abilities in leadership. As a result of completing this Award you will be better prepared for undertaking a leadership role, whether this is in the workplace, education or within the voluntary sector. You will do this by completing assessment activities which could include • researching the principles skills, styles, qualities of leadership and the effectiveness of different leaders • producing a report based on your research • evaluating your own potential for leadership • leading the planning and carrying out of an activity role play •

drawing conclusions about your own effectiveness as a leader

MATHEMATICS

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Required Entry Level • Access 3 Mathematics/Standard Grade Foundation Pass.

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1

Unit 1 (40 hours) Calculations in everyday context, geometry, evaluation of expression, formulae.

2

Unit 2 (40 hours) Integers, speed, distance, time, Pythagoras Theorem, interpret and construct graphs, charts, tables, mean, median, mode, range and probability.

3 Unit 3 (40 hours) Algebra: formulae, factorisation, solutions of equations and inequalities, straight lines, trigonometry of right angles and standard forms.

Assessment Three unit tests each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Credit given for each pass. Also, three more demanding tests containing exam-type questions. Prelim - same format as external exam. External Two final examination papers lasting 1 hour 30 minutes in total. The first (35 minutes) does not allow the use of calculators, the second (55 minutes) requires a calculator. Internal

Where can it lead? • Intermediate 2 Mathematics. • Completion of a group award. • HNC or HND courses.

For more information please contact: Mrs A Mullen, Acting PT Mathematics

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MATHEMATICS

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • Intermediate 1 Mathematics – Grade A or B desirable.

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1 Unit 1 (40 hours) Percentages, Volumes, Linear Relationships, Factorisation of Algebraic Expressions, Circles. 2 Unit 2 (40 hours) Sine/Cosine Rules and Areas of a Triangle, Simultaneous Equations, Statistics (eg Standard Deviation., Semi-interquartile Range, Regression and Probability).

Options 3 Unit 3 (40 hours) Algebraic Fractions, Surds, Indices, Quadratic Equations, Trig Graphs and Equations. 4 Unit 4 (40 hours) Real life Calculations, Logic Diagrams, Formulae, Statistical Assignment.

Assessment Three unit tests each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Credit given for each pass. Also, three more demanding tests containing exam-type questions. Prelim - same format as external exam. External Two final examination papers lasting 2 hours 15 minutes in total. The first (45 minutes) does not allow the use of calculators, the second (1 hour 30 minutes) requires a calculator. Internal

Where can it lead? • Higher Mathematics only if Unit 3 is followed. • Completion of a group award. • HNC or HND courses.

For more information please contact: Mrs A Mullen, Acting PT Mathematics

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MATHEMATICS

Higher

Required Entry Level • Intermediate 2 Mathematics (including Unit 3) – Grade A or B desirable. Please Note – in order to follow Higher, Unit 3 of Intermediate 2 MUST have been followed and passed.

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1 Unit 1 (40 hours) Straight-line, Sketching related functions and graphs, Trig equations, Basic differentiation and Recurrence relations. 2 Unit 2 (40 hours) Quadratic theory, Remainder theorem, Basic integration, Addition formulae in trig and the Circle. 3 Unit 3 (40 hours) Algebraic Fractions, Surds, Indices, Quadratic Equations, Trig Graphs and Equations.

Assessment Three unit tests each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Credit given for each pass. Also, three more demanding tests containing exam-type questions. Prelim - same format as external exam. External Two final examinations. The first (1 hour 30 minutes) does not allow the use of calculators, and includes multiple choice questions. The second (1 hour 10 minutes) requires a calculator. Internal

Where can it lead? • Advanced Higher Mathematics and/or Advanced Higher Applied Mathematics • Higher or Further Education • HNC or HND in Mathematics, Science, Engineering • Employment in Science, Engineering

For more information please contact: Mrs A Mullen, Acting PT Mathematics 46


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MATHEMATICS

Advanced Higher

Required Entry Level • Higher Mathematics – Grade A or B desirable.

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1 Unit 1 (40 hours) Algebra, Differentiation, Integration, Functions, Curve Sketching. 2 Unit 2 (40 hours) Further differentiation, further integration, Complex Numbers, Sequences and Series, Number Theory. 3 Unit 3 (40 hours) Vectors, Matrix Algebra, Further Sequences and Series, Differential Equations, Further Number Theory.

Assessment Three unit tests each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Credit given for each pass. Also, three more demanding tests containing exam-type questions. Prelim - same format as external exam. External One final examination paper lasting 3 hours requiring a calculator. Internal

For more information please contact: Mrs A Mullen, Acting PT Mathematics 47


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Modern Studies

Intermediate 2

Purpose The purpose of this course is to develop further, within a balanced structure, knowledge and understanding of political, social and international issues and the skills of evaluating.

Recommended Entry Students would normally be expected to have attained: • • •

The Intermediate 1 course or component units in Modern Studies. An Intermediate 1 or Intermediate 2 or component units in another Social Subject. A grade 3 or 4 at Standard Grade in another Social Subject.

Course Details The course comprises three mandatory 40 hour units, plus 40 hours of flexible time. There are options within the units to allow Centres to provide a two-year programme in which students may progress through Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 levels without repetition of content.

Unit – Title, Length and Brief Description Mandatory: Political Issues in the UK (Intermediate 2) 40 hours Students will cover either: • •

Study Theme 1 Local Government in Scotland Study Theme 2 Power and Influence on Decision Making

Social Issues in the UK (Intermediate 2) 40 hours Students will cover either: • •

Study Theme 1 Local Government in Scotland Study Theme 2 Power and Influence on Decision Making

International Issues (Intermediate 2) 40 hours Students will cover either: • • • •

Study Theme 5 Study Theme 6 Study Theme 7 Study Theme 8

The United States of America Issues in an Emerging Nation – Brazil Issues in an Emerging Nation – China Issues in an Emerging Nation – South Africa

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Modern Studies (continued)

Intermediate 2

Progression From the achievement of the Intermediate 2 course or units students in some Centres may be able to progress to a course in Modern Studies at Higher. Alternatively, students could progress to an Intermediate 2 course or units in another Social Subject or possibly to VQ or NC course, or to employment.

Assessment The external assessment will consist of a single question paper, lasting 2 hours. It will be divided into three sections: Political Issues in the UK; Social Issues in the UK; International Issues. Candidates will be required to answer Knowledge and Understanding questions and source Evaluating questions. The course award will be based on the total score obtained for the question paper. The paper total is 70 marks.

For more information please contact: Mr K McNeill, Acting PT Social Subjects 49


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

Modern Studies

Higher

Required Entry Level: • •

Intermediate 2 Modern Studies Standard Grade at 1 or 2 (possibly a 3) in another Social Subject or Intermediate 2 in another Social Subject.

Course Details The course consists of three units. Each will last 40 hours: 1

Political Issues in the United Kingdom

2

This covers Voting Systems, Political Parties and Policies, The Government of Scotland and Decision Making in Ggovernment e.g. Pressure Groups, The Power of the PM, Criticizing the Government etc. Wealth and Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom

3

This looks at the case for an against private medicine, NHS Problems, Health Iinequality, Care in the Community, Primary Health Care, NHS Trust Hospitals, NHS Organisations, Aims of the NHS, Moral Dilemmas etc. International Issues

Homework: As will all Highers, students should note that the study requirement for this course is four to five hours per week.

Assessment Internal

External

Unit Assessment is by means of essays and source-based answers written under strict examination conditions in class time. Home exercises will prepare the pupils for this assessment but only assessments tackled in school time will count towards formal assessment. (a) The Course will be examined through a final, externally prepared examination. Paper 1 requires the writing of two essays and lasts 1 hour 20 minutes. Paper 2 tests evaluation and use of sources related to Unit 3 and lasts 1 hour 25 minutes. (b) All students must also prepare and then write up an “Extended Essay” worth 30 marks. A 200-word plan is used to do this and the finalized result is externally marked.

Where can it lead? • • • •

Advanced Higher Modern Studies University or College entrance NC or HND Award or Degree Course in Further or Higher Education. Employment in any area requiring training in research, evidence gathering or analytic, extended writing

For more information please contact: Mr K McNeill, Acting PT Social Subjects

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Music

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Music at General Level or • units or a course at Intermediate 1 Music or • equivalent standards achieved in the above levels.

Course Details Performing, Inventing and Listening units are combined to form a mandatory 80 hour course. An additional 40 hour unit enables the student to achieve a full award at Intermediate 2 level. The additional unit can be chosen from: Performance extension, Inventing extension, Listening extension or Accompanying (developing skills in accompanying, sight reading, transposition and harmonisation). Additionally, any of the above mentioned units could be studied individually and form part of a Scottish Group Award.

Assessment All units will be assessed by a combination of Internal and External examinations.

Where can it lead? • Higher Music • Completion of a Group Award • HNC, HND or degree in Higher education courses which use Intermediate 2 as a general entry qualification • Careers in performance, pop music, instrument repair, music publishing, recording companies, music journalism, music therapy, broadcasting and television

For more information please contact: Mr J Wood PTC Creative and Performing Arts 51


Inveralmond Community High School

S5/S6 Course Choice

Music

Higher

Required Entry Level • Standard Grade Music at Credit Level or • Units or a course at Intermediate 2 Music or • Equivalent standards achieved in the above levels.

Course Details Performing. Inventing and Listening units are combined to form a mandatory 80 hour course. An additional 40 hour unit enables the student to achieve a full award at Higher level. The additional unit can be chosen from: Performance extension. Inventing extension. Listening extension, or Accompanying ( developing skills in accompanying, sight reading, transposition and harmonisation. Additionally, any of the above mentioned units could be studied individually and form part of a Scottish Group Award.

Assessment All units will be assessed by a combination of Internal and External examinations.

Where can it lead? • Advanced Higher Music • Completion of a Group Award • HNC / HND or Degree in Higher Education courses which use Higher Music as a general entry qualification • Careers in performance, pop music. instrument repair, music publishing, recording Companies, music journalism, music therapy, broadcasting and television

For more information please contact: Mr J Wood PTC Creative and Performing Arts 52


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Physical Education

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • General level award in Standard Grade Physical Education

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1 2 3

Performance (60 hours) Analysis of Performance (40 hours) Investigation of Performance (20 hours)

Because of the integrated nature of the course, the Performance and Analysis of Performance units are delivered concurrently. The physical activities undertaken will arise from a process of consultation between staff and students, which takes account of the interests and talents of the student and the constraints on both staff and student. In order to complete the Investigation of Performance unit successfully, students will require the knowledge and skills associated with the Analysis of Performance unit.

Assessment Three unit tests each lasting 45 min. Credit given for each pass. Assessment of practical performance at the end of each block of activity. External One final examination paper lasting 2 hours. An Investigation of Performance report. Internal

Where can it lead • Higher Physical Education • Completion of a group award • Units at Higher in Physical Education • Additional units in the Physical Education framework • A career in amateur/professional sport or dance • Employment in the fitness, health, leisure and recreation industries • Other qualifications, for example SVQs

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Physical Education

Higher

Required Entry Level • Credit level award in Standard Grade Physical Education or • Intermediate 2 course award in Physical Education or • Component units • Relevant prior experience in Physical Education, including experience gained outwith certificated courses.

Course Details Three units will be covered: 1 2 3

Performance (60 hours) Analysis of Performance (40 hours) Investigation of Performance (20 hours)

Due to the integrated nature of the course, the Performance and Analysis of Performance units are delivered concurrently. The physical activities undertaken will arise from a process of consultation between staff and students, which takes account of the interests and talents of the student and the constraints on both staff and student. In order to complete the Investigation of Performance unit successfully, students will require the knowledge and skills associated with the Analysis of Performance unit.

Assessment Three unit tests each lasting 1 hour. Credit given for each pass. Assessment of practical performance at the end of each block of activity. External One final examination paper lasting 2 hours 30 minutes. An Investigation of Performance report. Internal

Where can it lead • Advanced Higher Physical Education • HNC/HND in associated subject area • Completion of a Group Award • Adegree in Physical Education • Degree courses in associated subject areas • Career in amateur/professional sport or dance • Employment in the fitness, health, leisure and recreation industries • Employment in sports/dance development

For more information please contact: Mr J Wood PTC Creative and Performing Arts 54


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Physics

Intermediate 2

Required Entry Level • • • •

Standard Grade at 3 or 4 (Knowledge and Understanding and Practical Skills) or Standard Grade Biology, Chemistry or Science at 1, 2 or 3 (Knowledge and Understanding and Practical Skills) or Standard Grade Mathematics 3 or 4 or Intermediate 1 Mathematics course.

Course Details Four units will be covered: 1 Mechanics and Head (40 hours)

Kinematics, dynamics, momentum, energy and heat.

2 Electricity and Electronics (40 hours)

Circuits, electrical energy, electromagnetism, electronic components.

3 Waves and Optics (20 hours)

Waves, reflection, refraction.

4 Radioactivity (20 hours)

Ionising radiations, dosimetry, half life and safety, nuclear reactions.

Assessment Internal External

End of Unit Nab lasting 45 minutes. Credit given for each pass. One experimental report will be required to be completed satisfactorily. One final examination paper lasting 2 hours.

Where can it lead? • • •

Higher Physics Completion of a Group Award NC in Science, Engineering, Technology or related field.

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science

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Physics

Higher

Required Entry Level • • • •

Standard Grade at 1 or 2 (Knowledge and Understanding and Practical Skills) or Intermediate 2 Physics or its component units and Standard Grade Mathematics 1or 2 or Intermediate 2 Mathematics course.

Course Details Four units will be covered: 1 Mechanics and Properties (40 hours)

Vectors, equations of motion, Newton’s second law, momentum and impulse, pressure and density, gas laws.

2 Electricity and Electronics (40 hours)

Electric fields and resistors in circuits, alternating current and voltage, capacitance, analogue electronics.

3 Radiation and Matter (40 hours)

Waves, reflection of light, optoelectronics and semiconductors, nuclear reactions, dosimetry and safety.

Assessment Internal External

End of Unit Nab lasting 45 minutes. Credit given for each pass. One experimental report will be required to be completed satisfactorily. One final examination paper lasting 2 hours 30 minutes.

Where can it lead? • • •

Advanced Higher Physics Completion of a Group Award Degree, HNC or HND in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Technology or related field

For more information please contact: Mrs D Canning, PTC of Home Economics/Science 56


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Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies

Intemediate 2/Higher

What is the recommended entry? Students would normally be expected to have completed one of the following: • Standard Grade Religious Studies at Grade 1 or 2 (for Higher). • Standard Grade Religious Studies at Grade 3 (for Intermediate 2) • An equivalent pass in a Social Subject at Standard Grade or Intermediate 2. Overall, this is a demanding and rewarding course for those students who are interested in exploring religious, moral and philosophical questions about the nature of humanity and the world in which we live.

What is the course content? World Religion: Buddhism, Morality in the Modern World: Gender, Christianity: Belief and Science. Buddhism began in India and is now practiced all over the world, mainly in Tibet and in South-East Asia. It is also popular in areas of India, some of the islands in the Indian Ocean and in China. Buddhism is also attracting people in the West, including some film stars and people in the public eye. Buddhism, like all religions of the world, considers question about human nature and the meaning and purpose of life. For example, what are people all about? What are we aiming for in life? How do we get what we can out of our short time here on Earth? Gender, the relationship between religion and moral values and the philosophical perspective on the moral issue of gender will be examined. The stereotying of male and female roles will be considered and if they are morally justifiable. In addition, an exploration into the economic equality between the sexes and if this could lead to a more just society. Belief and Science looks at the relationship between Christian revelation and scientific enquiry. Critiques and challenges from both viewpoints will be considered. Ultimate questions relating to the origin of life of the universe will be explored, as well as the compatibility between Christian belief and scientific theory.

How is the course assessed? The course is made up of unit assessments and a final exam. The aim of both these methods of assessment is to allow students to demonstrate competence in the areas of knowledge and understanding and the skills of analysis and evaluation.

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Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies (continued)

Intermediate 2/Higher

What skills will I develop? Clear and logical thinking Literacy and expression Planning Reflective thinking

Critical analysis and evaluation Organising Problem Solving Research

How will this course help my career? The skills fostered by RMPS make it useful for many university courses and careers that involve working with people. Some examples of areas of employment and further study include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Archaeologist Archivist Broadcasting Civil Servant Counsellor Education Journalist Human Resources Professional Librarian Law Minister of Religion Museum or Art Gallery Curator Nursing Police Service Primary Teacher Psychology Social Work Tourism

For further information please contact: Mr K McNeill, Acting PT Social Subjects

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What are Skills for Work Courses all about? Skills for Work Courses are designed to help candidates to develop: • skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area • Core Skills • an understanding of the workplace • positive attitudes to learning • skills and attitudes for employability A key feature of these Courses is the emphasis on experiential learning. This means learning through practical experience and learning by reflecting onexperience.

Learning through practical experience • • •

learning in real or simulated workplace settings learning through role play activities in vocational contexts carrying out case study work planning and carrying out practical tasks and assignments.

Learning through reflecting at all stages of the experience • • •

preparing and planning for the experience taking stock throughout the experience - reviewing and adapting as necessary reflecting after the activity has been completed - evaluating, self-assessing and identifying learning points.

The Skills for Work Courses are also designed to provide candidates with opportunities for developing Core Skills and enhancing skills and attitudes for employability.

Core Skills

Employability

The five Core Skills are: • Communication • Numeracy • Information Technology • Problem Solving • Working with Others

The skills and attitudes for employability, including Self employment, are outlined below. • Skills/attitudes valued by employers • Understanding of the workplace and • employee’s responsibilities, for • example time-keeping, appearance, • customer care • self-evaluation skills • positive attitude to learning • flexible approaches to solving problems • adaptability and positive attitude to change • confidence to set goals, reflect and learn from experience

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S5/S6 Course Choice

Travel and Tourism

Intermediate 1⁄2

Aims of the Course The aims of the National Certificate Travel and Tourism course are to: • • • • •

Enhance appropriate employability skills for the travel and tourism sectors Address the needs of a customer in a sales environment Complete the sales transaction while recognising the need for after sales service Develop an understanding of the importance of promotion, customer service and relevant information and communication technology (ICT) in travel and tourism Develop a knowledge of a selection of popular tourist destinations

Course Content The six core units for this course are: • • • • • •

Using Practices in Travel and Tourism Selling Skills Skills for Customer Care Tourist Destinations Travel and Tourism: An Introduction Travel and Tourism: Enhancing Skills for Employment

In addition to these core units, the course will contain a number of optional units that are designed to offer breadth, depth and development of skills to allow for progression into further education or the world of work.

Assessment Procedures To gain the award of the course, the candidate must achieve all of the component units.

Career Pathways Business Qualifications are desirable for future careers in airports and airlines, car rental firms, shipping and many others For more information please contact: Mr R McFarlane/Mrs J Waddell, Acting PTs of Business Education

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Woodworking Skills

Intermediate 1/2

Required Entry Level • • •

Standard Grade Craft & Design at 3 or 4 or Previous craft experience or At the discretion of the CDT Department

Course Details There are three units: Bench Skills 1

Wood Flat-Frame Construction – 40 hours

Bench Skills 2

Wood Carcass Construction – 40 hours

Machining and Finishing

Wood – 40 hours

This course is of a practical nature, is workshop based and provides many skills appropriate to a wide range of applications. The course will develop skills in marking out, cutting, shaping and finishing materials, as well as adjusting and maintaining a range of hand tools. Apart from giving an insight into industrial practice, this course helps with the development of self-confidence, manual dexterity and control, perseverance, maturity and spatial awareness.

Assessment Procedures To gain the award of the course, the candidate must achieve all of the component units as well as the course project. The course project will be internally assessed and externally verified by the SQA.

Where can it lead? • • • •

A Scottish Group Award in Construction A National Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery (CITB awarded) Employment at craft apprentice level Employment at operator or semiskilled level

Examples of previous students’ work can be viewed in the CDT Department, but the best way to find out about Woodworking skills is to come along to the Department and ask us about the course. Possible Careers: Carpenters, Joiners, shopfitters and trades within Construction and Building Industry.

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S5 Contract 2012 – 13 PART I What students can expect the school to do: 1 2 3 4

The school must provide a choice of courses which allow students to progress academically. There must be a good selection of courses which improve and extend the qualifications which a student has gained in S4. The school must offer adequate advice to students in selecting suitable courses and continuing support throughout the session. The school must make strenuous efforts to find alternative provision for any subject which a student requires, but which cannot be taught at Inveralmond. The school will arrange free transport to other schools as required for this.

PART II What the school expects of students who stay on: 1 2 3

4 5

The student must select a full timetable (28 periods per week). Any course changes must be agreed by the Head of House who will consult with Senior Exec if appropriate. The student must be punctual and must be in tutor period by 8.35am (except on days where a first period is timetabled at another school or at College). The student must attend school regularly and must go to all lessons on the timetable. The percentage of absences will be monitored. (Individual departments will outline attainment levels at the start of each course. The general level of attendance should not fall below 90% The student will be expected to behave in a responsible manner and to conform to school rules. This includes wearing school uniform at all times. Each student's timetable will be seen as a contract to be signed by the Student, the Parent and the Head of House. There will be regular reviews of performance in points 1-4 above.

PART III What happens if you don't keep to your contract? First time You get a warning (and a right to reply) and we write to your parents Second time We insist on seeing your parents (final warning) Third time You are required to leave In the event of serious breaches, more immediate action may have to be taken.

PART IV Contract I agree that the conditions above are acceptable. Signed.................................................................................... (Student)........................................ Date Signed.....................................................................................(Parent/Guardian) ......................... Date Signed.....................................................................................(House Head) ............................... Date

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SIXTH YEAR CONTRACT 2012 - 13 1 Entry to S6 2 Students will be accepted into 6th year only if a meaningful, coherent timetable of courses is negotiated which allows for academic progression. Students will normally be expected to take courses in at least 4 of the 5 main columns - in addition to the S6 Tutorial. The 5th Column is not a “free” Column but will be used for timetabling extra study or service to school. 2

Sixth Year Students can expect the school to 1 2 3

3

The school expects Sixth Year students to 1 2

3 4

5 4

Consult individual S6 and their parents on issues affecting students with their academic progress and behaviour. Give you access to a S6 Study Room and/or the Community Cafe. Recognise your right to expect to be treated like an adult - always provided that you act in an adult way.

Register at 8.35am with their tutors. Persistent lateness will be considered a breach of the contract conditions and you will be asked to leave. Participate in a programme based on personal support and development education. There will be a mixture of tutorials, personal review and target-setting, talks by visiting speakers and so on. The S6 Tutorial is an integral component of Sixth year at Inveralmond Community High School and everyone will be asked to register at each tutorial. Attendance is compulsory. Accept responsibility within Inveralmond by participating in at least one activity designed to help the school, its students or the community. Attendance and progress will be monitored through information passing to tutors who will, if necessary, involve Head of House. Regular attendance will be a condition of continuing in S6 90% being the minimum acceptable level of attendance. Students are expected to attend school from 8.35am – 3.30pm. Anyone leaving during this time will be marked as “Truant”. Follow normal school rules. These rules include the wearing of school uniform at all times.

The purpose of the Contract By signing the contract the student is declaring commitment to her/his own learning, to the school as a whole and to a more adult role within the school. Specifically, the student is promising: to attend school regularly: to attend the classes for which she/he has enrolled: to work diligently, making the best use of this years opportunities: to contribute positively to the life of the school. By signing the contract the parent/guardian of the sixth year student is endorsing the student’s decision to complete another year at school and is indicating support for the student during the year. Student’s signature

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Parent/Guardian signature

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Tutor’s signature

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