Boclair Academy S5/6 Course Choice 2019/20 Respect Honesty

Boclair Academy S5/6 Course Choice 2019/20 Respect Honesty

Boclair Academy S5/6 Course Choice 2019/20 Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement S5/6 Course Choice 2019/20

Options at the end of S4,S5 and S6 Course choice procedures S5 Year S6 Year Senior Phase Partnership Programme/Foundation Apprenticeships University College Modern Apprenticeships Employment

Questions / Answers Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement S5/6 Course choice 2019/20 Useful Websites www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/edopps4all www.boclair.e-dunbarton.sch.uk Respect Honesty

Fairness Achievement S5/6 Course choice 2019/20 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Options Stay on at school S5/S6 Leave into Higher/Further education

Leave into Training/Apprenticeship Leave into Employment Leave into Voluntary work/Gap year Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement S4/5 S5/6 Timeline

February S4 monitoring/tracking reports issued February S5/6 reports issued March Course choice booklets issued Option forms issued by DHT/Guidance th ( 14-15 March) Parents evening (14th March) Options forms returned (No later than Wednesday 20th March!!)

Courses entered into SEEMIS March 18/19th S4 into S5 Guidance interviews May/June Course choice changes / oversubscription issues Exams S5 into S6 Guidance interview timetable August-September.. Exam Results Final changes Respect

Honesty Fairness Achievement New National Qualifications Advanced Higher Higher National 5 National 4 National 3

Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement S5/6 Course choice 2019/20 S4 into S5

Hard academic year! (5subjects x6 periods=30periods + (PE/study) +PSE=32) Normally a subject that you have taken at National level Level based on information you have at the moment Course choice forms must be returned by Wednesday 20thMarch! Renegotiation possible in May/June/August . Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement

S5/6 Course choice 2019/20 S5 into S6 Four courses or equivalent! (4subjects x6 periods=24periods + (PE/study) +PSE=26) 6 study periods (There is no such thing as free periods!) All students will be involved in some form of community activity Forms must be returned by Wednesday 20th March Renegotiation possible in May/June/August Respect Honesty

Fairness Achievement S6 Community involvement Learning support /paired reading/swimming Anti Bullying Counsellor (ABC)

D of E Medics Against Violence (MAV) School magazine Work shadowing Primary teaching Distance learning / Open Uni/College Mark Scott Leadership EDC Volunteering Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement S5/6 Course choice

2019/20 Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement Positive Pathways Skills for Learning, Life and Work January 2019 Gillian Robertson / Deborah Skimins Vocational Training Coordinator East Dunbartonshire Council

Senior Phase Prospectus 2019/20 Senior Phase Courses - 2019/20 SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, BUSINESS & SERVICE DESIGN & INDUSTRIES MANUFACTURE Financial Services Automotive Engineering Fashion Brand Retailing Building Services Up in the air & on the Engineering ground: Hospitality, Mechanical Engineering Events & Tourism

Computer Aided Design Intro to Food Services Construction Professional Cookery Construction Crafts Bakery & Cake Decoration Construction Skills for Scots & Criminal Law Young Women Supply Chain Operations Construction Management Maritime Skills Senior Phase Courses - 2019/20 CREATIVE & DIGITAL INDUSTRIES Computer Games

Development Creative Digital Media Hair & Make-Up Artistry Hairdressing Barbering Skills Beauty Skills Personal Presentation

Professional Theatre Television Production Sound Production: Recording CARE, HEALTH & SPORTS INDUSTRIES Applied Anatomy Introduction to Care and Humanities Early Education & Childcare Health, Child & Social Care Introduction to Nursing Introduction to Teaching Health & Social Care: Skills for Practice Higher Psychology

Coach4Success Coach of Tomorrow Dance Sport Fitness & Outdoor Education Transitions Senior Phase ASN Courses - 2019/20 Transitions Vocational Taster Music and Drama Construction

Sound Engineering and Music Further Information and How to Apply The Prospectus will be available online at the end of January: www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/edopps4all Pupils should discuss senior phase courses with their Guidance Teacher during the option choice process. Online Application Forms open for both Senior Phase Partnership Programme courses and Foundation Apprenticeships Monday 28 January and close Friday 29 March. Links to the application forms can be found on the EDC Website (above) or by using the link on the school website. Further Information and How to Apply Applicants and parents are invited to Partnership Information Evening at the college location where the course takes place. Lecturers for each

course will be on hand to fully explain courses and answer any questions: Strathclyde University Thursday 18 April Glasgow Kelvin College Tuesday 23 April City of Glasgow College Wednesday 24 April Glasgow Clyde College Thursday 25 April **More information will be issued regarding open evenings once pupils have applied. Courses start for successful pupils August 2019 What is a Foundation Apprenticeship? Worked based learning opportunity for students in S5 and S6 Developed by Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland Addressing skills gaps in Scotland's growing industries SCQF Level 6 (Same level as a Higher)

One of your option choices Qualification delivered through time at college and time on work placement with employer Foundation Apprenticeships Partnership between school, college and employer - 2 year framework offered to S5 pupils, 1 year framework to S6 pupils 13 frameworks available in 2018/19: Civil Engineering Engineering Mechanical Engineering Food and Drink Operations ICT Hardware ICT Software Development Creative Digital Media Social Services: Children and Young People Social Services: Healthcare

Accountancy Financial Services Business Skills Scientific Technologies Courses marked in bold available to students in S5 starting S6 in August. Foundation Apprenticeships WHY DO IT? Gain a qualification recognised by employers Gain experience in your chosen career while still at school Develop self-confidence, problem solving and leadership skills Enhance your job prospects or college/university application ENTRY REQUIRMENTS S5/6 pupils with a strong desire to work in industry Ability to achieve Higher grade by S6 Subject specific entry requirements

PROGRESSION Accredited entry to a Modern Apprenticeship College/University/Employment ATTENDANCE PATTERN 2 Year - Tuesday and Thursday 1.30 pm 4.30 pm 1 Year - Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 am 4.30 pm Delivered in City of Glasgow, Glasgow Clyde or Glasgow Kelvin College FA Application Form College Applications Apply on-line via the college website for courses as early as possible. January May for courses starting after the summer November December for January start courses. There are no set closing dates but courses are often full shortly after the Easter holidays. Applicants can apply for as many colleges as they like and it is

advisable to have a selection of courses and colleges as back up options. Attend College open days. Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are very competitive and in some areas such as Engineering closing dates are as early as March and April for summer recruitment. Pupils who are considering apprenticeships should see the Careers Adviser before the end of March to

make applications to the appropriate training organisations. Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement S5/6 Course choice 2019/20 Employment Volunteering/Gap year Respect

Honesty Fairness Achievement What issues do young people face? More Competition for courses and jobs

More choices than ever before More qualifications and/or more skills Career change throughout working life A changing job market Lifelong learning Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement S5/6 Course choice 2019/20

QUESTIONS ? Respect Honesty Fairness Achievement

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