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Supporting Attainment in S4
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Mrs P Lennon – Headteacher
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Mr D McNulty – DHT with responsibility for S4
Lourdes Secondary SQA Results 2012
S4
07
5+ 1-2 20.2%
08
09
10
11
12
27%
26%
24%
31%
32%
23%
24%
27%
71.%
73%
73%
68%
71%
72%
88%
91%
97%
89%
91%
94%
5+ 1-4 71.4% 75.2% 66.5%
5+ 1-6 90.1% 89.6% 86.7%
Lit/Num
87%
88%
92%
98%
88%
89%
91%
94%
Lourdes Secondary SQA Results 2012
S5
07
5+H 2.3%
3+H
08
4.2%
12.% 18.5%
09
10
11
6%
8%
4%
10%
6%
7%
13%
24%
16%
18%
30%
44%
19%
19%
1+H 26.4% 26.3% 35.2% 37%
33%
12
37%
Lourdes Secondary SQA Results 2012
S6
07
08
3+H
12%
16%
5+H
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8%
10%
09
10
11
16%
27%
27%
25%
24%
25%
19%
13%
16%
16%
7%
5%
10%
17%
6%
6%
8%
12
8%
Lourdes Secondary Attendance 2012
08/09
09/10
10/11
11/12
89.8
90.2
91.7
94%
89.1
89.8
89.6
90.8
Wider Achievement
Joseph Rafter & Alana McKechnie
Outstanding contribution to St Margaret of Scotland
Youth Group Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
“Amazing & brilliant!”
Evaluation
“The picture at Lourdes is really positive and
I can see real improvements coming through at
all levels, which is great…”
Maureen McKenna
Executive Director of Education
August 2012
Impact
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Supported Study
Saturday morning classes
Monitoring and Tracking
Ongoing partnership with home
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Attend supported study and Saturday morning workshops
Use appropriate revision websites
◦ BBC Bitesize
◦ SQA website
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Work through past papers
Homework Planner
Attendance
Target Setting
◦ Negotiated
◦ On Track
Supported Study
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Folios
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Computing
English
Graphics
French
 Practical work
o Accounts
o Admin
o Art
o Biology
o Chemistry
o Physics
o Music
o PE
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There are three elements to the course:
◦ Talk and Listening
◦ Reading
◦ Writing
◦ One third of the final grade is awarded for Talk and this is
assessed internally.
◦ A folio of work consisting of five pieces of extended writing is
completed by pupils and sent to SQA. This accounts for 1/3 of
the exam.
◦ The external exam accounts for 1/3 of the overall grade.
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SG French involves 4 elements
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Speaking
Reading
Listening
Writing
Speaking is assessed by class teacher and accounts for 1/3 of
overall mark
Writing – Pupils complete a folio which is submitted to the SQA. This
equals 1/6 of the mark.
50% of the overall grade is determined before the exam
The final exam will cover reading and listening
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Comprises of 3 components, each worth 1/3 of the final grade
◦ Knowledge and Interpretation
◦ Drawing Abilities
◦ Illustration & Presentation
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Illustration & Presentation is assessed through the pupil’s folio
which completed by December
2/3 of the courses is therefore assessed at the external exam
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Pupils must prepare a Folio of work before the Final Examination.
This should include 5 pieces of coursework. It will consist of the
following –
◦ One project
◦ Two pieces of programming work
◦ Two pieces of non-programming work
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This element will account for 40% of the final mark
The final exam will account for the remaining 60% of the pupil’s
grade
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October
November
Dec
January
January
Feb
Feb / March
March
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Ongoing…..progress & attendance checks
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Monitoring exercise & report
Supported Study Programme
Prelims
S4 full report
Parents’ Evening
Confirmation of levels
Supported Study Programme
Pastoral Care Interview
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11th
10th
24th
29th
26th
October – Issue of S4 Tracking Report
– 19th December – Prelims
January – Full S4 Report issued
January – S4 Parents’ Evening
April – SQA exams begin
Supported study is ongoing across the session
Saturday Study Workshops to be arranged
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