S3 Elective Choices

S3 Elective Choices
Sports literacy
Do you love sport? Then this is for you! We will
be looking at how people in sports communicate
– journalists, coaches, players, commentators
and fans – through both spoken and written
texts. We will be having some guests come in to
speak to the group as well!
Writing for Children
Do you have a favourite story from when you were little?
What is it about that story that sticks in your mind?
Is it the pictures, the rhyme, the content, the ending of the story that made it a favourite?
Would you enjoy researching what makes a good story for young children?
Would you like to write your own story suitable for young children?
Would you then like to read it to children in a local primary school and experience their reactions
to it?
Could you be the next budding children story writer?
You never know, your story may end up being someone’s favourite story!
English and the Gaming
Warning: This elective is not about playing games!
The course will be looking at how English as a subject can prepare
people for a career in gaming. Which English skills would you need to
become a game critic or a game designer?
As part of the course, you will discuss game reviews and write/present
your own. You will also be introduced to Game Development, looking
specifically at how setting, plot and characters are developed, with a
view to developing your own game concept. And you might even meet
some professional game developers (subject to availability)!
The course might also explore other aspects of gaming, such as how it
has changed the way we think and learn.
Greek Mythology
What is Greek Mythology?
• The people of ancient Greece shared stories called myths about the gods, goddesses, and heroes in
which they believed. These exciting stories explained natural phenomena that could not be explained by
science in the ancient world.
Why Should We Study Greek Mythology?
• The Ancient Greek culture has been kept alive by the oral and later written stories handed down
through thousands of years. Modern plays, novels, television programmes, movies and even
advertisements refer to Greek gods, goddesses, heroes and their stories.
• It’s fun - adventurous and exciting stories to delight and entertain us.
What Will You Learn About?
The Ancient Greeks
Stories and Symbols of Greek Gods and Goddesses
Creatures in Greek Mythology
The Underworld and the River Styx
• Enjoy getting your point across? Enjoy
researching the pros and cons of an
argument? Then the Debating Elective is for
Scots Language and Song
• Discover the languages of Scotland through
the medium of song! As well as looking at all
the interesting languages that are present in
our country, we will also be looking at music
and doing some group singing!
Talk Like an Anglo Saxon!
How has language evolved over the last 1500
years or so?
This course will explore the history of language
through lots of interesting resources – including
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales - and involve group
performances (maybe even to an outside