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

 

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.

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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