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S3 Creative Minds

S3 Creative Minds

Business in Movies and Adverts

Business in Movies and Adverts

Learn about aspects of business and business functions through the medium of movies and advertising. Films you may watch and analyse include: The Founder; The Intern and The Social Network. You will also watch and listen to adverts and review their message and effectiveness.

Progression to S4
This course will help students studying business in S4 to relate business theory to real world

Craft Baking

Craft Baking

Content 
• Prepare a selection of ingredients according to the product specification.
• Use a range of mixing and preparation procedures according to the product specification.
• Complete the product according to the product specification.

Assessment and Homework
• Students will be practically assessed through baking a range of food products. Successful students will gain a level 4 unit award in Craft Baking.

Why choose Craft Baking?
• This course is practical and experiential in nature and develops a range of bakery skills and preparation techniques which can be applied to the hospitality and baking industry. The course also develops planning, organisational and time management skills, which have an application in a wide variety of contexts. Students could consider progression into  practical cookery or hospitality in S4.

Drama Performance

Drama Performance

Content 
In S3 Drama Performance, students will work as part of a team to devise a performance project which will be presented to a group from one of the feeder primary schools. During the creating process, students will develop their acting and performance skills and learn about the roles of the theatre production team. Students will keep a portfolio of work to document their individual contribution to the project in order to work towards achieving a Unit from Creative Industries NPA SCQF Level 4.

Assessment and Homework 
An observational checklist of practical work and final evaluation task will be used to assess students’ progress.  

Progression to S4 
N3/N4/N5 Drama.  

Events

Events

Content 
In S3 students will develop the skills and knowledge required to assist with an event.  Students will work as a team to plan, organise and implement a specific event for the school community. They will be supported to obtain resources and implement the event.  Students will keep a portfolio of work to document and evidence their progress and planning of the event in order to work towards achieving a Unit from Events NPA SCQF Level 4.

Assessment and Homework 
A portfolio of work, an observational checklist and final evaluation task will be used to assess students’ progress.  

Progression to S4 
Wider Achievement Course – SCQF Level 6 Events Organisation Unit.

Filmosophy

Filmosophy

Content

In the Filmosophy course, we explore important philosophical questions about life as well as different moral issues through debate, discussion and different theories. We explore films like, ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Remember the Titans’, ‘Inside Out’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and many more.

Assessment and Homework

Students will be assessed following the completion of each film. Successful students will gain a level 3 unit in Religious and Philosophical Questions.

Why choose Filmosophy?

Students will develop skills in debate and discussion whilst challenging their own ideas and those of other people. Students could consider progression into Philosophy or RMPS in S4.

Mandarin / Another Language (Introductory Course)

Mandarin / Another Language (Introductory Course)

Learn about the basics of a new language and culture. Choose an aspect which interests you and develop your own project and creative work.

For those who have an interest in languages and different cultures and who would like to develop key skills like, communication, creativity and collaboration.

You will cover a variety of contexts
• Opportunities to work with the zoo on a project.
• A general introduction to the  language, food, customs and cultural activities.

Assessment and Homework
• Researching for a project of your interest.
• Short formative assessments to check your own understanding and plan learning.

Progression to S4
This option is a fantastic choice as it could help you with any language subjects in S4/ and/or beyond. It will also allow you to develop key employability skills which can be combined with a Languages for Life and Work Award or a Personal Development Wider Achievement Award.

Me and My iPad

Me and My iPad

This course will involve creating content using some of the apps on the iPads, for example “I can animate” and the AR MARAR app. Students will learn how to use these apps in order to support their learning in other subjects. Once we have experimented with some of the apps, students will be asked to choose an app to create content on and then share their journey by making a video in iMovie.

Progression to S4
This option will set students up for creating their own content in any of their S4 subjects, it will help them make the most of their iPad for their learning.

My Website

My Website

Create your own website with content of your choice. You can choose to use an online tool or learn to code using HTML. Your website will use a variety of different types of media: text, images, video etc

Progression to S4
Students choosing to build their website using HTML coding will be building up useful skills for the web design and development part of the Computing Science course.

Science and Health

Science and Health

The course  focuses developing a learners practical skills while studying the health sector industries. 
The Science and Health course provide learners with an introduction to science practical skills while also developing the ability to process and present scientific practical results. 

Learners will also research and investigate to the range of product types made by the life sciences industry and their application in the health sector. The health sector includes the National Health Service (NHS) (primary and secondary care), independent healthcare, complementary therapies, the life sciences and retail pharmaceutical industries and the community and voluntary sector.

Studying the health sector will also include learners planning, participate and reporting on practical activities which will help to develop knowledge and skills in the correct use of biomedical devices. 

Assessment and Homework
In S3 Chemistry pupils will be assessed via short written tasks, research tasks, presentations and practical reports. 

Homework assignments are will include presentations, investigative lab reports, research tasks and creative written tasks such as leaflets, posters, letters. 

Progression to S4

Scottish Studies

Scottish Studies

Discover more about Scotland’s murky past as well as its culture

Interested in all thing’s Scottish past and present then this may be for you. 

Depending on which level you would like to achieve you will aim to gain unit passes as you progress through the year.

Assessment and Homework
This will be as and when required at certain points throughout the year.

Progression to S4
This option will give you a better understanding of historical events the skills may be of benefit when doing any social subjects 

Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise

Students will be introduced to the concept of social enterprises. Students will learn about different social enterprises and then decide how to support a social enterprise through an enterprising activity eg making and selling items, promoting the social enterprise through a raffle etc .Any profit will be given to a specific social enterprise that the students identify.

Progression to S4
Students will have a better understanding of business objectives which will be beneficial in any of the business courses in S4.

Sports Leaders

Sports Leaders

A mixture of coaching and playing sport.

Plan and deliver sports coaching sessions to S1 and Primary classes, developing your communication, team work and confidence.

Coaching is mixed in with practical performance where you will organise teams, equipment and spaces safely to allow you to participate in a number of sports.

Assessment
In this course you will gain:
Positive Coaching Award – Sports Scotland
Saltire Award for Volunteering – Scottish Government

Progression to S4
This option is will allow you to progress into the Sport & Fitness pathway in the Senior Phase

Young STEM Leader Award

Young STEM Leader Award


Plan, create and lead your own STEM activities, events, or interactions in school!

For those who have an interest in any of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering), or would like to develop key skills like teamwork, communication, or creativity.

Depending on which level you would like to achieve, you will cover a variety of themes:

•  Opportunities in STEM and how to access these: such as careers, STEM competitions or even subject choices.

• The positive impact of STEM in Scotland and beyond.

Assessment and Homework
Once you complete all 4 badges, you will receive your award certificate.
• Discover
• Create
• Inspire
• Lead

Progression to S4
This option is a fantastic choice as it could help you with your learning in any of the STEM subjects in S4. It will also allow you to develop key employability skills.