Senior Phase (S4-6) Course Information 2017/18 Oban High School Vision and Values



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Morality and Belief
The general aim of this Unit is to express reasoned views about contemporary moral questions and responses. Learners will develop detailed factual and theoretical knowledge and understanding of contemporary moral questions and religious and non-religious responses
Religious and Philosophical Questions
The general aim of this Unit is to analyse religion and philosophical questions and responses. Learners will develop factual and theoretical knowledge and understanding of religious and philosophical questions and responses.

Assessment
To gain National 4 award of the Course, the learner must pass all of the Unit Assessments as well as the Added Value Unit assignment.
To gain National 5 award of the Course, the learner must pass all of the Unit Assessments as well as the Course Assessment which comprises of:
Component 1 — question paper 60 marks;

Component 2 — assignment 20 marks


To gain the Higher award of the Course, the learner must pass all of the Unit Assessments as well as the Course Assessment which comprises of:
Component 1 — question paper 60 marks;

Component 2 — assignment 30 marks


Skills for Work

What is ‘Skills for Work’?


Skills for Work courses are designed to help young people gain:

  • Skills and attitudes for employability

  • Positive attitudes to learning

  • An understanding of the workplace

  • Skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area

  • Core Skills

A key feature of these courses is the emphasis on learning through practical experience and reflecting on those experiences.


The courses let you try out the things you would do in jobs, while learning other useful skills too. This means that you should find it easier to get work when you leave school, as you’ll have lots of skills that employers are looking for, including knowledge about health and safety, timekeeping, personal presentation, communication, honesty, hard work and respect
Who is Skills for Work suitable for?
A Skills for Work Course is a vocational option equivalent to National Qualifications or SVQs.

If you want to go on any of these courses you should be able to: be punctual; attend regularly; communicate; be motivated; work within a team; display an understanding of Health and Safety within the workplace.


What will my class be like?
Depending on the subject you choose and your location, you could be next to your own classmates or pupils from other schools, being taught by College lecturers or school teachers.

NPA in Aquaculture at SCQF level 4

This qualification is available to S3/4 learners to develop knowledge and understanding of local aquatic environments and aquaculture enterprises.

The mandatory units will help students develop an understanding of the aquaculture industries in NW Europe. You will also develop your knowledge by carrying out an investigation of a local aquatic environment and producing a report based on your findings.

The optional units allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of either salmon/trout production or shellfish production. It is possible to include both of these aspects of aquaculture but you would then have a reduced opportunity to incorporate other optional units in work experience, sea fisheries, seamanship and business topics into your programme.

The principal aims of the NPA in Aquaculture at SCQF level 4 are as follows:




  • To provide S3/4 learners with an insight into their local aquatic environments and aquaculture enterprises;

  • To provide opportunities for development of transferable and Core Skills;

  • To prepare learners for employment in aquaculture, shortening their initial training and induction period once employed;

  • To provide a progression route to the NPA in Aquaculture at SCQF level 5;

From this NPA, you could progress to the SCQF level 5 NPA, to SVQ2 Aquaculture or to employment.

NPA in Aquaculture at SCQF level 5

This qualification offers S5/6 students to develop knowledge and understanding of aquaculture so that well informed career choices may be made.

In one of the mandatory Units of this qualification, you will develop an understanding of aquaculture in a global context. The second mandatory Unit involves a detailed investigation of a particular local environment in which you will investigate a number of factors and determine its suitability for a particular aquaculture enterprise.

The optional Units allow you to develop more specialised knowledge of either hatcheries or floating cage operations. It is even possible to study both of these topics if you do not require knowledge of other topics (finfish production, shellfish production and business) or work experience.

It is possible to select appropriate topics to allow you to progress to further or higher education, to kick-start your career in aquaculture or to consolidate your position if you are already employed and wish to progress in the sector.

The principal aims of the NPA in Aquaculture at SCQF level 5 are as follows:




  • To provide a programme suitable for salmon fish farm husbandry recruits undergoing introduction to the industry;

  • To provide S5/6 learners with the opportunity to make a well informed career choice on completion of the programme;

  • To provide learners with an insight into aquaculture practices around the globe, by investigating temperate and tropical aquaculture;

  • To provide opportunities for development of transferable and Core Skills, including Communication, Numeracy and Working with Others;

  • To provide an articulation route to the SVQ 2 in Aquaculture and relevant locally

  • devised FE programmes at SCQF levels 5–6;

  • To provide a progression route from the NPA in Aquaculture at SCQF level 4.




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