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Preston Lodge High School GC/LW

6 March 2014

Dear Parent/Carer Course Choice Update for S2 Parents I am writing to provide all parents/carers of S2 students with a clear timeline for the choices they must make as they move into S3. We are confident that our very innovative S3 curriculum, introduced in 2012, is creating fantastic learning opportunities for young people as they prepare for the examination phase of their secondary education. As a school, we are following the Scottish Government guidelines to ensure that our S3 curriculum is a vibrant conclusion to the S1-3 broad general education. This means that in S3 all students will continue to study a number of subjects in eight Curricular Areas, whilst being able to personalise, or choose, additional courses. A course choice booklet will be distributed to each student in S2 which clearly outlines the choices available and the decisions that must be made. The key dates that affect S2 students are: w/b 10 March

Electronic course choice information for families. Paper copies distributed to students. Guidance teachers discuss course choice with all S2 classes. Parental information Evening (11 March, at 7.00 pm) which will fully explain the context of our S3 curriculum, the opportunities available and the choices required of all students. Family discussions around course choice and conversations as necessary with guidance teachers and subject teachers. Student Options Event (14 March) in school time which will allow students to engage with subject staff to develop their understanding of the opportunities available to them.

w/b 17 March

Guidance teachers discuss course choice with all S2 classes

w/b 24 March

Guidance teachers discuss course choice with all S2 classes

Monday 31 March

Course choice forms to be completed by this date.

I very much look forward to meeting you at our event on 11 March and should you have any questions prior to that time do please get in touch with your child’s Head of House or Guidance Teacher. Yours sincerely

Gavin Clark Headteacher

Headteacher: Gavin Clark Depute Headteachers: Yvonne Binks (Grange), Julia Robertson (Seton), Calum Stewart (Gosford) Park View, Prestonpans, EH32 9QJ Tel: 01875 811170 Fax: 01875 810060 Email: admin@prestonlodge.elcschool.org.uk Website: www.prestonlodge.net


S2 course choice update for s2 parents