HorizonsWhat is Out There? - Royal High School, Edinburgh

HorizonsWhat is Out There? - Royal High School, Edinburgh

Senior Phase Course Choice 2018 Parents Information Session Kate Fraser Depute Headteacher Jen Menzies Depute Headteacher Fiona White Curricular Leader - Support for Pupils Deborah Robertson Edinburgh College Our Curriculum S3 Broad General Education At the end of S2, pupils will make a choice. They will study up to 8 subjects and this will be within the curricular areas. S3 will also follow a skills based courses for 2 blocks a week. English 4bpw Maths 4bpw Mod Lan Choice 3bpw Social Sub Choice

3bpw Science Choice 3bpw Expressive Technology Choice Choice 3bpw 3bpw Optional Choice 3bpw Enhance ment 2bpw Core 4bpw PE x 2, RME, PSE Senior Phase (S4) Pathway One Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Core Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Choice 5 Choice 6 Choice 7 Core

Nat3/4/5 Nat3/4/5 Nat3/4/5 Nat3/4/5 Nat3/4/5 Nat3/4/5 Nat3/4/5 Subjects 4bpw 4bpw 4bpw 4bpw 4bpw 4bpw 4bpw PSE, PE, RE 7 Choices at Nat 3/4/5 4bpw Progression from Broad General Education in S3 Senior Phase (S5-6) Pathway Two Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Core Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Choice 5 Core Higher/AH Higher/AH Higher/AH Higher/AH Higher/AH Subjects 6bpw 6bpw 6bpw 6bpw 6bpw PSE, PE, RE 5 Choices at Higher 6bpw

Senior Phase (S5-6) Pathway Three Up to 5 choices at Higher 6 bpw Add in National 4/5 courses or vocational, volunteering, study etc. Menu of options to create what is best for you What support do we offer? Where Can I Get Support? Guidance Staff Year Head Ms Menzies (S3), Mrs Fraser (S5/6) DHT Curriculum Ms Menzies Skills Development Scotland My World of Work website Support We Offer Careers Input into PSE PSE discussions focusing on: strengths, qualities, skills, decision making, future pathways Pupils talked through process and possibilities Preparation for how to complete course choice form All pupils will receive an interview from Pupil Support Leader Support given to staff Careers Advisor: Carolyne McArdle, Thurs & Fri

Introduction to My World of Work website Careers Inputs through year My World of Work Horizons What is Out There? RHS Fiona White PSL Skills Development Scotland School Leaver Destinations Destination of leavers from The Royal High School 2015/16 Higher Education 57.6 % Further Education 20% Employment 17.4% Training / AA / volunteering 1.79% Unemployed seeking 2.23% Total positive 96.88% Skills Development Scotland Edinburghs Largest Employers 1. NHS Lothian 2. Edinburgh Council 3. University of Edinburgh

4. Royal Bank of Scotland 5. Lloyds Banking Group 6. Standard Life 7. Scottish Government 8. Police 9. Tesco including Bank 10. Royal Mail These companies make up 28% of Edinburgh jobs Skills Development Scotland Key Industries for Job Opportunities in the future Tourism Life Sciences IT Energy Engineering Financial Services

Food & Drink Creative Industries Retail Skills Development Scotland Career Ready previously Career Academy A charity set up and governed by senior business leaders The aim is to raise students aspirations and bridge the gap between education and work by giving them access to real experience (skills for learning, life & work) It is a two year programme during S5 & S6 for middleachieving students aged 16-18 which offers a business mentor for two years and 4 weeks paid work experience in the summer between S5 and S6 Skills Development Scotland Edinburgh College College courses provide the opportunity for pupils to study a course at college as part of their school timetable Courses range from Higher Psychology to a range of more vocational courses and more recently foundation

apprenticeship courses Information is available in school On the option form college runs in Column C Skills Development Scotland USEFUL WEBSITES www.myworldofwork.co.uk www.theedinburghguarantee.org www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk www.ucas.com www.leapsonline.org www.ed.ac.uk/schools www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk www.elrah.ac.uk Our Course Choice Process S3 S4

S5 S4 Information Evening S5 Information Evening Monday 29 January 2018 S3 Senior Reccs Issued Tuesday 30 January 2018 S3 Information Evening Monday 05 February 2018 Tuesday 06 February 2018 S4 Parents Evening

Thursday 08 February 2018 S4 Course Choice with Guidance Friday 09 February 2018 S4 Course Choice with Guidance Monday 12 February 2018 Holiday Holiday Holiday Friday 16 February 2018

Holiday Holiday Holiday Wednesday 21 February 2018 S5-6 Parents Evening Thursday 22 February 2018 S5 Course Choice with Guidance S4 Presentation Levels & Future Reccs S5 Presentation Levels & Future Reccs Tuesday 23 February 2018 27 February 2018 S3 Parents Evening

Thursday 01 March 2018 S3 Course Choice with Guidance Friday 02 March 2018 S3 Course Choice with Guidance Friday 30 March 2018 Holiday Friday S5 Course Choice with Guidance Holiday Holiday For S3 a pupil should be currently doing the subject in S3 to have a chance of being successful at N5.

For S4/5 a Target Grade of a C5 or better will allow the pupil to progress to the next level during coursing. National 5 2015 English Percentage of Learners Gaining Higher 2016 Result A B C D No Award A B C D No Award Total 47% 9% 2% 0%

2% 30% 24% 10% 8% 7% 18% 37% 31% 22% 18% 3% 15% 22% 14% 15% 2% 15% 35% 55% 58% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Total Learners Progressing 29,130 https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/63001.8312.html National 5 2015 Mathematics Percentage of Learners Gaining Higher 2016 Result A B C D No Award A B C D No Award Total

49% 5% 1% 0% 2% 26% 18% 9% 6% 2% 15% 30% 21% 23% 22% 4% 14% 15% 15% 22% 6% 33% 53% 56% 51% 100%

100% 100% 100% 100% Total Learners Progressing 14,315 National 4/5 (4 blocks) Higher (6 blocks) Advanced Higher (5 blocks) Other Options Accounting N5 Accounting H Art and Design N4/5 Art and Design H Art & Design AH Cyber Security (NPA) Biology N5

Biology H Biology AH Computer Games Design (NPA) Business Management N4/5 Business Management H Chemistry N5 Chemistry H Chemistry AH Design Engineer Construct (SCQF Level 6) Computing Science N4/5 Computing Science H Computing Science AH JET Skills for Work Computing Computer Refurbishment (NPA) Classical Studies H

Sports Leaders Dance N5 Dance H RHS Rugby Academy (Gold Standard) Design and Manufacture N4/5 Design and Manufacture H Drama N4/5 Drama H Foundation Apprentice (2 year - Edinburgh College) Edinburgh College (For example) Electronics N5 Engineering and Build Environment English N5 English H English AH Engineering Skills N5

French N4/5 French H French AH Electrical Skills Geography N4/5 Geography H Geography AH Automotive Skills German N4/5 German H German AH Skills for Work Construction Craft Graphic Communication N4/5 Graphic Communication H Graphic Communication AH

Creative Industries Health and Food Technology N4/5 Health and Food Technology H History N4/5 History H Computer Games and Softwear Development History AH Hospitality: Practical Cookery N4/5 Digital Medial Editing Music Technology Mathematics N5 Mathematics H Mathematics AH (A1) Music Business Media Studies N4/5 Media Studies H Mathematics: Stats/Mechn AH (A2)

Studio Recording Modern Studies N4/5 Modern Studies H Modern Studies AH Technical Theatre Practice Music N4/5 Music H Music AH Health, Wellbeing and Social Science Photography N4/5 Photography H Physical Education N4/5 Physical Education H Physical Education AH Play and Child Development

Physics N5 Physics H Physics AH Tourism, Hospitality and Business Higher Psychology ESOL Practical Woodworking N4/5 Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies N4/5 Travel and Tourism N4/5 Spanish N4/5 Introduction to Events Coordination Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies H Spanish H Study 1 Creative Hairdressing and Make Up Trends Study 2 Retailing N5

Progression Routes for S3 into S4 S3 Recommendations Issued by 29th January S3 Parents Evening 27th February Recommended levels for Jen in S4: Column A B C D E F G H Subject Recommended Level English Nat5 Mathematics Nat5 French Nat5 Drama Nat 4 History Nat4 Hospitality Nat5 Music Nat5 Biology

Nat5 Other Options Skills for Work Computing Cyber Security (NPA) Computer Games Design (NPA) Computer Refurbishment (NPA) Design Engineer Construct (SCQF Level 6) JET Sports Leaders RHS Rugby Academy (Gold Standard) Foundation Apprentice (2 year - Edinburgh College) Edinburgh College (For example) Engineering and Build Environment Engineering Skills N5 Electrical Skills Automotive Skills Skills for Work Construction Craft Creative Industries Computer Games and Softwear Development Digital Medial Editing Music Technology Music Business Studio Recording Technical Theatre Practice Health, Wellbeing and Social Science Play and Child Development Tourism, Hospitality and Business ESOL Introduction to Events Coordination Creative Hairdressing and Make Up Trends

Retailing N5 Courses My Options + Level My Ranking (3-7) English 1 Maths 2 3 4 5 6 7 Reserve R Progression Routes for S4 into S5 S4 Recommendations Issued 5 th February S4 Parents Evening 6th February Continue progressing towards full course award. Continue progressing towards full course

award with units. Withdrawn from course award in 2018/19 a continue with units only in 2018. Move current study level to

Computing Science N4/5 Computing Science H Classical Studies H Dance N5 Dance H Design and Manufacture N4/5 Design and Manufacture H Drama N4/5 Drama H Electronics N5 English N5 English H French N4/5 French H Geography N4/5 Geography H German N4/5

German H Graphic Communication N4/5 Graphic Communication H Health and Food Technology N4/5 Health and Food Technology H History N4/5 History H Hospitality: Practical Cookery N4/5 Mathematics N5 Mathematics H Media Studies N4/5 Media Studies H Modern Studies N4/5 Modern Studies H Music N4/5 Music H

Photography N4/5 Photography H Physical Education N4/5 Physical Education H Physics N5 Physics H Practical Woodworking N4/5 Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies N4/5 Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies H Travel and Tourism N4/5 Spanish N4/5 Spanish H Other Options Skills for Work Computing Cyber Security (NPA) Computer Games Design (NPA) Computer Refurbishment (NPA) Design Engineer Construct (SCQF Level 6) JET Sports Leaders

RHS Rugby Academy (Gold Standard) Foundation Apprentice (2 year - Edinburgh College) Edinburgh College (For example) Engineering and Build Environment Engineering Skills N5 Electrical Skills Automotive Skills Skills for Work Construction Craft Creative Industries Computer Games and Softwear Development Digital Medial Editing Music Technology Music Business Studio Recording Technical Theatre Practice Health, Wellbeing and Social Science Higher Psychology Play and Child Development Tourism, Hospitality and Business ESOL Introduction to Events Coordination Creative Hairdressing and Make Up Trends Retailing N5 My Options + Level My Ranking 1 2 3

4 5 Free F 6 (for administratio n purposes) Free G 7 (for administratio n purposes) Reserve R Progression Routes for S5 into S6 S5 Recommendations Issued 5th February S5 Parents Evening 21st February Continue progressing towards full course award. Continue progressing towards full course award with units. Withdrawn from course award in 2018/19 and continue with units only in 2018. Move current study level to . S6 2018 Number of courses (6 blocks per week) Plus 2 blocks of volunteering

Plus Admin For each N5 course (4 blocks) you will be timetabled into a wider achievement award for 2 blocks S6 Advanced Highers* Number of Advanced Higher courses Number of other courses Plus 2 blocks of volunteering Plus Admin * AH Art and Design and Graphics will count as X2 courses for portfolio/project (enter Study 1 and Study 2) * AH Statistics and AH Mechanics also count as x 2 courses (enter Study 1 and Study 2) 4x6 2 1 27 4 0 2 1 27 3 0 2 1 21 2

2 2 1 27 1 3 2 1 27 Advanced Higher (5 blocks) Art & Design AH Biology AH Chemistry AH Computing Science AH English AH French AH Geography AH German AH Graphic Communication AH History AH Mathematics AH (A1) Mathematics: Stats/Mechn AH (A2) Modern Studies AH Music AH

Physical Education AH Physics AH Study 1 Study 2 Other Options Skills for Work Computing Cyber Security (NPA) Computer Games Design (NPA) Computer Refurbishment (NPA) Design Engineer Construct (SCQF Level 6) JET Sports Leaders RHS Rugby Academy (Gold Standard) Foundation Apprentice (2 year - Edinburgh College) Edinburgh College (For example) Engineering and Build Environment Engineering Skills N5 Electrical Skills Automotive Skills Skills for Work Construction Craft Creative Industries Computer Games and Softwear Development Digital Medial Editing Music Technology Music Business Studio Recording Technical Theatre Practice Health, Wellbeing and Social Science

Higher Psychology Play and Child Development Tourism, Hospitality and Business ESOL Introduction to Events Coordination Creative Hairdressing and Make Up Trends Retailing N5 My Options + Level My Ranking 1 2 3 My Options + Level 4 Study 1 5 Free F 6 (for administration purposes) Free G 7

My Ranking 1 2 3 4 (for administration purposes) 5 R Free F 6 (for administration purposes) Free G 7 (for administration purposes) Reserve R This is an Email Confirmation from The Royal High School To: the Parent or Guardian of Jen Menzies Dear Parent or Guardian, This is to confirm that you have requested the following choices:

1=C724 Engli NAT5 2=C747 Maths NAT5 3=C749 ModSt 54 4=C750 Music 54 5=C730 Frenc 54 6=C713 Chmst NAT5 7=C800 Accnt 5 R=C707 Biolo NAT5 S4-S6 Final Tracking Report: Friday 16th March. This will provide final confirmation of a pupils presentation level, final working grade (SQA estimate) and aspirational target grade. 38

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