S2 Schools Of Programme and Choices
The S2 Schools Of programme has now been finalised and S2 students will be making their choices during their Schools of lesson on periods 6&7 on Wednesday 26th. 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 26th, 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 Thursday 27th August. Students will find out their allocated School in registration on Tuesday 1st September and start their chosen programme on Wednesday 2nd of September.
The link to the Google Form is https://forms.gle/zR7kBL5DRTtJgjFk8
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 Philosophy||Philosophy, Film and Fresh Air
This course will help you to take the time and space to think about and discuss in depth some of the important questions many people ask to help them make sense of life. A variety of films will be used to stimulate discussion on specific issues – for example The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey, might stimulate a discussion about ‘how do we know what is real?’ At times the discussions will be taken outdoors, to walk in the footsteps of such famous thinkers as Aristotle, Plato, Nietzsche and Jobs, who believed that walking helped to generate deep thinking.
|School of Investigative Science
|This course is aimed at students who have a keen interest in science and wish to hone their investigative and research skills.
You will get the chance to learn about topics not taught in the core curriculum and to improve your problem solving and teamwork skills. There will be an opportunity to develop the numeracy, data handling and data presentation skills that are a crucial part of every scientist’s toolkit. Scientists aren’t afraid to work hard, so you will need a good work ethic to get the most out of this course!
|School of Aspiring Mathematicians
|Our super-curricular classes are designed to stretch and inspire you in the art and practice of Mathematics. You will broaden your knowledge of Maths, and develop your enjoyment of the subject. We will be solving puzzles, completing problem solving tasks and carrying out investigations, as well as exploring entirely new concepts that you haven’t studied in class. There will be an opportunity to enter the Scottish Mathematical Challenge Junior level where you can receive an award for your entry.
This course is aimed at students who enjoy puzzles, problem solving and… Maths!
|School of Arts and Crafts||If you love inventing, creating, drawing and making things you will enjoy School of Arts and Crafts. You will be introduced to new ideas, different techniques and a wide variety of lessons to do with the visual arts. This might include drawing, painting, model-making, collage or photography for example. There is no cost to this course, but we do ask for enthusiasm for arts and crafts and an open-minded attitude. Suitable for beginners and experts alike!||60|
|School of Home Economics (HE)||Food Product Development; sustainable practices. Developing new products from a design brief. Enterprise tasks, new business ideas for the food & drink industry.||20|
|School of Rugby||You will work towards achieving a Dynamic Youth Award. Building on experiences of S1 SoR to develop skills, knowledge and teamwork. Participating in fitness routines to support personal development.||20|
|School of Football||With input from Football ASC, you will work towards achieving a Dynamic Youth Award. Building on experiences of S1 SoF to develop skills, knowledge and teamwork. Participating in fitness routines to support personal development. This School welcomes boys and girls.||40|