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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.

 

New Highers in a Nutshell

Please find here information from the National Parent Forum of Scotland regarding their new Highers in a Nutshell resources, along with flyers publicising two events that parents may be interested in attending – the NPFS annual conference on 4th Oct and Parents Connect at the Scottish Learning Festival on 24th-25th September

 

New Highers Nutshells – headteacher eletter Aug 2014

Annual Conference

ParentsConnectFlyer