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Senior Phase

Saint Andrew’s RC Secondary School

The Senior Phase S4 - S6

The Senior Phase offers opportunity for specialisation leading to qualifications. Young people aged 15 plus will have a wide range of opportunities to experience learning and achieve qualifications to the highest possible level during their senior phase.

Throughout S3, there is a programme of Pupil Support to assist pupils and their parents and carers with course choices for National 4 and National 5 awards. The Pupil Support programme seeks to advise pupils about:

  •  The range of courses available
  •  The pupil’s own aptitudes, interests, strengths and weaknesses
  •  The importance of individual subjects
  •  Entrance qualifications & career opportunities

In advising pupils about course choices, we adhere to national

guidelines and ensure that pupil choices result in their best chance of

success. In collaboration with the Scottish Qualifications Agency (SQA), we will assess National 1-4 qualifications. Individual courses at National 1-4 levels will not be graded but marked overall as pass or fail.

 

Courses at the new National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels will continue to include work assessed by our school, but for these qualifications, students will also have to pass an additional assessment (usually a question paper or assignment) which will be marked externally by SQA.

 

The SQA website www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforparents contains useful information to help you understand national qualifications.

 

Courses available in S5 & S6

 

As an inclusive school, we aim to meet the needs of all pupils in S5 and S6. We have strong partnerships with local colleges, Universities and employers. It is extremely important that senior students are set challenging and realistic targets. To that end, we offer a rigorous options programme to support and inform student choice. Opportunities for personal development continue within and beyond the taught curriculum. S6 in particular offers senior pupils a range of opportunities to build leadership, communication and team working skills through involvement in a wide range of school and community events.

 

 

Curriculum map

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

S4

ENG-

LISH

ENG-LISH

ENG-

LISH

ENG-

LISH

CHOICE 1

CHOICE 1

CHOICE 1

CHOICE 1

CHOICE 2

CHOICE 2

CHOICE 2

S5/6

ENG-

LISH

ENG-

LISH

ENG-

LISH

ENG-

LISH

MTH/

CHOICE 1

MTH/

CHOICE 1

MTH/

CHOICE 1

MTH/

CHOICE 1

CHOICE 2

CHOICE 2

CHOICE 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

S4

CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5

CHOICE 5

S5/6

CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5

CHOICE 5

 

 

 

 

 

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24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

S4

CHOICE 5

CHOICE 5

RE

RE

PE

PE

PE

PERS.ACHV.

PERS.ACHV.

PERS.ACHV.

TG

S5/6

CHOICE 5

CHOICE 5

RE

RE

PE

PE

PE

PERS.ACHV.

PERS.ACHV.

PERS.ACHV.

TG

 

 

 

 

 

Our Senior Phase:

6 Choices X 4 Periods

3 Periods Personal Achievement

Or

7 Choices X 4 Periods

Reduce PE to 2 Periods

Personal Achievement built into each column.  Pupils opt for Personal Achievement Qualification in one column.