Course Choice Assemblies

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Last week students started the process of working with staff to explore their next steps in learning based on the course choice process.

S2’s were introduced to the process for the first time on Tuesday and were given details of the structure of their curriculum, what choices they are allowed to make and the support that will be available to them.

S3-S5 students had their assemblies as the week progressed and were exploring what studying looks like in the Senior Phase (S4-6), the range of options available to them and what factors should influence their choices.  This includes the range of flexible pathways available beyond the school including: school-college Partnership courses through Edinburgh College; Foundation Apprenticeships and other work experiences based programmes.  These courses are aimed at ‘bridging the gap’ between school and college/employment.

Key messages for all year groups included: being ambitious for your own future and considering the small steps to achieve success towards those goals; the effort and motivation required to be successful in school/life; responsibility for self and your own future; career management skills that will support the process and the concept of being a ‘meerkat‘; getting your head up, broadening your horizons and exploring the world of work, training and learning beyond school.

Further preparation will be ongoing in PSE classes over the next few weeks followed by 1:1 interviews with Senior Staff.  If parents have any questions about the process, please contact Student Support in the first instance.

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