S2 Schools Of Programme and Choices

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 jallan@edubuzz.org and she will be happy to help.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

 

S1 Schools Of Programme and Choices

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 jallan@edubuzz.org and she will be happy to help.

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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.

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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.’

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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.

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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!

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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

 

Longniddry Bus – Home to school transport

Could we kindly ask students to use the correct bus to and from school otherwise this may impact on other students not being allowed to access their allocated bus.  Many thanks.

128 East Coast Buses has capacity for S1-S4 

M-F

Johnny Cope Stone                       0803

Seton East                                      0805

Longniddry Station                        0811

Preston Lodge HS                          0820

M-TH    F

Preston Lodge HS                          1535     1225

Longniddry Station                       1543     1233

 

S5 & S6 Prentice coaches

(M-F)

Longniddry Rail Station                0755

Longniddry Inn                               0756

Longniddry – Dean Road              0757

Preston Lodge High School          0808

 

(M-TH) (F – 111 service)

Preston Lodge High School          1535     1230

Longniddry Rail Station                1544     1243

S3 Schools Of Programme and Choices

S3 Schools Of Programme and Choices

The S3 Schools Of programme has now been finalised and S3 students will be making their choices during their Schools of lesson on Tuesday 18th. 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 18th, or wait and do it at home after discussion with parents and carers. The deadline for completing the Form is lunchtime on Wednesday 19th August. Students will find out their allocated School in registration on Monday 24th and start their chosen programme on Tuesday 25th.

The link to the Google Form is https://forms.gle/A7PA2vgNVxRUdXyd8

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 jallan@edubuzz.org and she will be happy to help.

School Of Title Description Spaces
School Of Film Making This course will give you the opportunity to learn how to make a film professionally.  You will be taught how to use high tech film equipment and how to work together as a film crew.  Everyone in the crew will have the opportunity to take on the role of director, camera person, sound person and clapperboard person.   You will use your ideas to decide on a film you would like to make, plan it properly (Pre-production), film it (Production) and then you will be taught how to edit what you have filmed using Final Cut on the iMac (Post-Production).  At the end of the course you will have made at least two films which will be posted on YouTube and you will be skilled in the film-making process.   The film group usually films on location outside of the school building; attends the INTO FILM Festival and participates in courses led by a variety of outside film partners. 10
School of Aspiring Scientists This course is aimed at students who already have an interest in science and are considering studying science in the senior phase or beyond.

You will develop study skills that will help you to maximise your performance in S3 science, get the opportunity to boost your knowledge and understanding of core S3 science courses, and have additional time to fill any gaps in your understanding of these courses in order to best prepare you for continuation in that subject or uptake of that subject in S4.

You will have the opportunity to gain a Maths for Science award, further boosting the key problem solving skills used across all sciences. You will also do an Investigating Science award, honing your experimental and investigative skills, aiming to maximise current and future attainment.

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School of Arts and Crafts in the local community Students will explore the local area and its coastal location using a range of Arts and crafts to include, photography, collage, model-making, drawing and painting. You will have an introduction to digital photography and use the images you create to develop your Art skills. 40
School of Creative Baking (HE) This course will be offered as an introduction to one of our certificate courses, practical cake craft. Students will also work towards two National progression awards in Cake baking and the course can be used as a contributor to the Bronze level Youth Achievement award.

The course content will cover a wide variety of Cake baking & Cake decorating skills and techniques, following the format of the ‘Great British Bake off’, having themed weeks e.g. bread week, biscuit week etc. This will culminate in the creation of a fully decorated Christmas cake.

There will be a cost for this course of £35 for the year. Support is available through the Preston Lodge Learning Foundation Community Fund.

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School of Healthy Living (PE) Active participation in a wide variety of activities which help promote lifelong participation and engagement with ambition for a healthy lifestyle and long term benefits. Pupils will work towards gaining a Bronze Youth Achievement award through completion of a number of participation challenges and creation of a personal portfolio. Pupils must bring PE kit & be keen to try out new activities; not traditional, competitive sports. 30
School Of Drama During this course you will work in small groups towards creating and rehearsing your own drama.  This course would be suited to those who enjoy both scriptwriting and performing.  We will also look at how lighting, sound, costume, set and props can be used to enhance the drama. 20

City of Glasgow College Virtual Clearing Day – Monday 10th August 2020

City of Glasgow College will host a virtual event on Monday 10th August 2020 between 12 and 2pm and/or 4pm and 6pm.

We still have limited availability for some courses beginning August/September 2020 but the event is equally suitable for next year’s leavers and guidance staff/parents requiring further information.

Attendees can:

  • Chat to lecturers about full-time courses starting in August.
  • Discuss your options if you have not met the conditions of your offer.
  • Chat to our Student Support Team about funding and other support available.

Please pass on this information to your pupils and keep an eye on our website for registration to open.  We hope this will be within the next week.     www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/clearing2020

University of Glasgow: Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine Admissions & UCAT Update 2021

We appreciate that students applying for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine for 2021 entry are now beginning work on their UCAS applications in time for the 15 October application deadline. Given the current situation we know applicants have some concerns around admissions tests, work experience, grades and more, and as such we wanted to give you a University of Glasgow 2021 Admissions Update for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and UCAT– please see below.

Medicine (MBChB)

Our Medicine course at the University of Glasgow is a fully professional 5-year degree, which will allow students to become a Medical Doctor. The Medicine degree at Glasgow utilises a mixture of teaching styles and methods within a spiral curriculum, and includes clinical skills and experience throughout. The University of Glasgow Medical School is one of the largest in the UK and is ranked 1st in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2021).

Medical School Admissions information and FAQs: www.glasgow.ac.uk/schools/medicine/mus/admissions

UCAT information: please see below under ‘UCAT’

Work Experience statement, 2021 entry: We appreciate that work experience can be difficult to arrange, especially for high school students, but please note that work experience in a medical setting is not a necessary precursor to studying medicine at Glasgow.  We would expect that applicants would have at least spoken to a doctor about a career in medicine – but that could be their own GP for example – and have researched the career path via the careers office as a starting point.  An awareness of current issues facing the medical profession and the NHS is also expected, which can be obtained from newspapers, medical journals and the internet.  Many applicants do demonstrate an interest in caring for others through voluntary work in a medical setting, such as a care home or hospice, but such experience could be equally well demonstrated by involvement in mentoring younger students, brownies/guides, working in a charity shop or involvement in local community initiatives such as foodbanks or helping the homeless for example.

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Dentistry BDS

Our Dentistry degree is a fully professional 5-year programme, which will allow students to become practising dentists and is ranked 1st in the UK (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide AND The Complete University Guide 2021). The degree is taught at the Glasgow Dental Hospital & School in the city centre, 1 mile from campus, providing integrated teaching & learning with clinical skills in a professional and interactive environment.

Dental School & Dentistry Admissions information: www.glasgow.ac.uk/schools/dental/undergraduate

Dentistry Person Specification for applicants: www.glasgow.ac.uk/media/Media_719069_smxx.pdf

UCAT information: please see below under ‘UCAT’
Work Experience statement, 2021 entry: For entry in September 2021 we are not asking applicants to carry out work shadowing.  In an effort to keep things as straightforward as possible whilst there is so much uncertainty around, we will not be replacing this with any additional requirements. We do realise that this will mean a huge change to personal statements, particularly with the cancellation of many other extra-curricular activities, our BDS person specification contains a list of the attributes we look for at interview and we do hope that the majority of applicants will have alternative experiences, out with a dental environment that they can draw on to demonstrate these attributes.  We would also recommend that applicants take a look at our Be a Dentist app, which is available for iPhone and Android which contains some excellent videos from dentists in a variety of career tracks to gain some additional information on the profession. The Dental Schools Council has also published information on the ways applicants can learn about what a career in Dentistry will involve.
www.glasgow.ac.uk/schools/dental/undergraduate/workshadowing

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Veterinary Medicine BVMS

Our Veterinary Medicine & Surgery degree is also ranked 1st in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2021) and is one of only six Vet Schools in Europe accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, meaning our graduates can practice in multiple countries as well as the UK. A fully professional 5-year degree, we have full range of dedicated teaching, clinical and animal facilities at our Vet School (which is located at our Garscube campus, 3 miles from our main campus) and beyond.  The degree includes clinical skills and experience alongside interactive animal handling and care.

Veterinary Medicine Admissions information: www.glasgow.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/veterinarymedicine

Veterinary Medicine information in relation to Covid-19: www.glasgow.ac.uk/schools/vet/studentstaff/covid-19-info
Work Experience statement, 2021 entry: We are aware that some applicants may currently be unable to complete work experience due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we are therefore going to REDUCE our requirement for 6 weeks work experience. We would like applicants to have at least ONE week with a veterinary surgeon.  The COVID-19 situation is continually evolving and when the picture becomes clearer, we will publish further guidelines relating to work experience and any other changes to our admissions process for applicants in 2020 for entry in 2021.  We will update our web page regularly. Applicants are also advised to conduct their own online research into areas where they have been unable to gain practical experience to boost their knowledge and understanding of the veterinary profession. www.glasgow.ac.uk/schools/vet/studentstaff/covid-19-info/#

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UCAT Information

Glasgow ask for the UCAT test as part of the admissions process for both Medicine and Dentistry.
UCAT have now provided an update for the test in 2020 (for 2021 entry). One of the key changes is that students will be able to sit the UCAT test from home or at a Pearson VUE test Centre.  There are no changes to the test content and the test will be the same regardless of whether it is taken at home or at a test centre.  Registration for UCAT opens on 1st July 2020, and students are encouraged to book their test as soon as possible. Testing will take place between 3 August – 1 October 2020.

UCAT resources:

Important Information Leaflet: www.ucat.ac.uk/media/1425/ucat2020-key-information-leaflet.pdf

UCAT Preparation Plan video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0o4nTJs-V4&t=2s

UCAT FAQs: www.ucat.ac.uk/faqs

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Upcoming events and resources:

  • UCAS Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine virtual event
  • Thursday 23 July, each university will have their own availability between 7am – 11pm.

www.ucas.com/events/virtual-exhibition-15-october-deadline-veterinary-medicine-and-dentistry-375316

University of Glasgow Virtual Open Days & Events: www.glasgow.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents

 

 

M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme

M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme is open – click M&G plc Apprenticeship Ad (Scotland) to view the roles available.

Applications will close in the last week in April.

They are going to run two live online coaching sessions, exclusive to Scottish candidates – next Wed (15 April) and Fri (17 April). You will have to register via Eventbrite and then join us online via mobile or laptops (we will use audio and video facility to connect).  We will provide an overview for each of the advertised roles, explain the recruitment process and provide practical hints and tips that will help you through the process. The session will also give you the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about the programme, roles or recruitment process.  We ran a pilot session in England and we received excellent feedback so we hope that you will take this opportunity well.

Wed 15th April https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/102340378828

Fri 17th April https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/102341877310

Gateway to Medicine 2020 entry

There is an opportunity for students who have completed S5 and just missed out on the grades required to study Medicine at first year undergraduate level.

The Gateway year is an alternative to S6. Pupils who pass the year at an appropriate level and meet the requirements for progression will transfer onto our traditional 6-year A100 Medicine degree programme.

The purpose of the Gateway to Medicine programme is to promote the uptake of higher education, specifically among those groups that are traditionally under-represented at University. Therefore, students will need to meet some of our Widening Participation criteria – this can be individually checked using our Academic Entry Qualification Indicator:

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/entry/indicator

More information about the Gateway to Medicine programme can found through the document below and also online on the University of St Andrews website:

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/medicine/gateway-to-medicine 

Please note, applications are to be made by emailing gatewayto@st-andrews.ac.uk and not via the UCAS application process. Additionally, any queries can also be sent to this address gatewayto@st-andrews.ac.uk