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S5/6 Options/Pathways Evening
Welcome: Mr Beaton DHT S4
No man can tether time nor tide…
PrelimsS5/6 OptionsSupported StudyEaster SchoolSQA ExamsS5/6 starts in JuneVocational, College and Foundation Apprenticeships begin in August
Progression Routes EXPLAINED -
School subjectoptions overview – Mrs Crawford (DHT/Timetable)The role of pastoral – Ms VanLooy(PT Pastoral)Careers advice and the role of (SDS) –ClaireAnderson (Careers Advisor)Foundation Apprenticeships – AlistairMcKibbon(Employability Lead)Vocational Opportunities – Jillian Davis (Vocational Coordinator)
*New Highers/ Some Changes
TheRemoval of UnitsandUnit Assessmenthas led to some changes toHigher Course Assessment.Highers have been extended in the following ways:Extension of existing question paperExtension/modification of existing item of courseworkA new question paperA new item of coursework
In practice…
RMPS Higher:hasan additionalexampaper– an increase of 45 minutes exam time. The course assignment isnow worth25%, down from 30%.Busman Higher: exam has increased by 30minutes.The course assignment isnow worth25%, down from 30%.Maths Higher: exam has increased by 35 minutes across both papers.English: no change to exam, however, there is an additional spoken language assessment whishis assessed as pass/fail.….acandidate taking these four Highers will have1 hour50minutes more exam time than in previousyears,while their course assessment will be worth less in RMPS and Busman.

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S5_6 Options_Pathways - LT Scotland