The final decision as to which courses will be on offer in S5/S6 in 2014/15 are due to be made at an authority level. Our view at present, is that course structures will be along the following lines:
S4 – National 3,4, and 5 courses
S5 – Higher, National 4/5 courses along with other course qualifications to give diversification and enrich the curriculum.
S6 – Advanced Highers, Higher Psychology, Higher Photography, Highers with possibly some intermediate 1 and 2 courses.
In addition there will be vocational courses that pupils can do at West College Scotland (formerly Reid Kerr College). To enable more choice consortium arrangements will be put in place with the other secondary schools.
- Of the option columns in the Senior School Option Sheet two columns are designed to allow travel between schools and /or college. In certain instances it may also be possible to travel at times outwith these columns.
- Where pupils opt to attend college they will require to attend two afternoons (Tuesday and Thursday – 2pm to 4pm). Pupils wishing to go on Wednesday/Friday afternoons do so at their own expense.
- At present in S5 the basic curriculum consists of 30 periods of subject tuition plus 3 periods to provide for Physical Education and Supervised Study. This is under review.
- In S6 most pupils choose four subjects which leaves more flexibility for personal study time and a community service element.
The Option Scheme
We usually carry out the option choice programme sometime in the Spring Term, when pupils will be given the opportunity of an interview by Pastoral Care staff.
Based on the trends highlighted by this process the final selection of the subjects to be offered will be made. It will not be possible to offer subjects where the demand is low. Entry qualifications to the different subjects under CfE are not yet available but a copy of the S5/S6 option choices are on the following pages.
S5/S6 School Link Programme with Reid Kerr 2014/15
|D Column||Tuesday/Thursday||2.00pm – 4.00pm|
|E Column||Wednesday/Friday||2.00pm – 4.00pm|
|SCQF||Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework www.scqf.org.uk|
|DEPARTMENT AND COURSES||SQA||SCQF||Col D||Col E|
|Introduction to Construction||Int 1||√||√|
|Interior Architecture||Int 1& 2units||√|
|Hospitality, Hairdressing & Beauty|
|Professional Cookery||Int 2||5||√|
|Hairdressing||Int1 & 2units||√||√|
|Cosmetology( Beauty)||Int1 & 2Units||√||√|
|Science, Sport, Health & Care|
|Playwork & Childcare||Int 2||√||√|
|Psychology (Prerequisite: Higher/Int2(A) English)||H||6||√||√|
|Computing – Gaming||Int1 & 2Units|
S5-6 Course Choice (DRAFT – may be subject to some changes)
Pupil Name Class
1 All pupils, with the exception of S6 should choose one subject from each column.
S6 may leave ONE column free for private study/community service.
2 The chosen subject should be ringed and its name and level written in line 1 at the bottom of the table.
|Art & DesignEnglish
|AdministrationArt & Design
Maths ‘H’ only
Prac. Craft Skills
Reid Kerr College
Parent’s Signature Date
|Choice after Guid Interview||A||B||C||D||E|
|Approved by Head of Upper School|
Amendments to course choice
|Date Approved By:||A||B||C||D||E|