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S2 pupils choosing their subjects for S3

Some parents of S2 pupils have been asking about the timetable for S2 pupils choosing their subjects for S3 .
The pupils currently take 21 subjects in S2 but in S3 they will take 13 subjects.
This will include core subjects English, Maths

All of this will be explained fully at the S2 information evening at the school on March 11th.
S2 reports will be issued on the 19th of March
S2 Parent Consultation evening on the 24th of March
S2 Deadline for course choices is the 1st of April

All these dates are on the calendar on the school website
http://www.ka-net.org.uk/calendar/2015-01

Please note that all important dates for all year groups are already on the school calendar so if want to plan ahead well worth a look.

What is Enhanced Curriculum?

Enhanced curriculum came about after a decision was made to go down to 7 subjects in S4. We were then left with extra periods per week (ppw) in S3 and S4.

In S3 we were left with 1ppw over, and 2 ppw in S4, and decided, given parental concerns, that it would be a good use of the time to give pupils the chance of getting some support.

Enhanced Curriculum (S3) = 1 period per week, teacher led incorporating study skills, interpersonal skills, work on responsibility and resilience, and topic work that allows for “deeper” learning in a subject of their choice.

Enhanced Curriculum (S4) = 2 periods per week, very much decided on by the pupils.  They can choose to study/work on assignments/catch up on work missed through absence, do extra Literacy and Numeracy, take part in online learning e.g. through Coursera, or can study for an 8th National Qualification.