S1 Schools Of Programme and Choices
The S1 Schools Of programme has now been finalised and S1 students will be making their choices during their Schools of lesson on Tuesday 25th. Teachers will go through the description of what is on offer and how to choose.
A description of the Schools on offer is shown below.
Students can make their choices in class on the 25th, or wait and do it at home after discussion with parents and carers. The deadline for completing the Form is the end of the day on Wednesday 26th August. Students will find out their allocated School in registration on Monday 31st and start their chosen programme on Tuesday 1st of September.
The link to the Google Form is https://forms.gle/e84EcuNvMz9XjPNr5
There is a very tight turnaround for this to allow us to allocate students and start the programmes as soon as possible. If there is a problem with making choices, or a student is absent, please email Jeni Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to help.
|School Of Title||Description||Spaces|
|School Of Scottish Heritage||Discovering Your Scottish Heritage
Our Scottish heritage covers a wide and varied range of topics. It can be linked to our history, landscape, media, culture, transport, sport, politics, languages, food – just about anything, as long as it is specific to Scotland! This course will allow you to use IT to carry out some independent research on a Scottish topic of your choice, after first exploring some specific examples of Scottish heritage.
|School of Nature||This course will investigate our local wildlife, especially the plants and small animals that are living in the school grounds and the surrounding area. For instance, we will set up and run a marine aquarium to observe creatures from the nearby shoreline. More general project work on wildlife and the environment will also be included.
This course will often involve going outside for collection and survey trips, combined with follow-up and background work in the classroom. It is likely that we will also make displays to communicate the results of our studies to others in the school.
In addition, it is likely that the group will engage in the consideration of wider environmental issues, such as recycling and energy saving. We may perhaps become involved in the promotion of initiatives of this type across the school.
Ideally, the course will run all year, with the same committed and enthusiastic group. In the spring we may develop our activities into work towards the John Muir Award. This would be a project to ‘Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share a Wild Place.’
|School of Forensic Science||This course will provide students with an understanding of some of the work involved as a Forensic Scientist.
You will cover various aspects of forensics such as pathology, entomology, DNA matching, fingerprinting, ballistics, crime scene analysis and various other methods of chemical and biological analysis and detection.
It will include some theory on different forensic techniques with numerous practical based activities, including a full crime scene investigation.
Students will have the opportunity to work on their laboratory and problem solving skills.
|School of Arts and Crafts||The School of Arts and Crafts is aimed at pupils who enjoy being in Art and being creative. We will explore a variety of materials to develop your drawing and observational skills which will benefit you in your coursework. Also, you will have an opportunity to create a 3D piece of artwork working with others in a collaborative way.||20|
|School of Music||You will develop your music theory skills by learning how to read, play and write your own music.
You will develop your practical skills on keyboard, xylophone, guitar and ukulele and will work together in small bands to create performances.
You don’t need to be a musical genius, but you do need to be willing to join in and to try new things!
|School of Healthy Living HE||– 3 meals a day – looking at simple healthy options for breakfast, lunch & dinner.||40|
|School of Healthy Living PE||You will work towards a Dynamic Youth Award, this school is all about getting out and getting active! How to keep active using alternative approaches. Pupils must bring PE kit.||40|
|School of Football||You will be working towards Dynamic Youth Award and get an introduction to football, develop skills, knowledge, teamwork and fair play.||20|