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Element

What is assessed


How assessed

Contribution to final grade

Creating


The candidate’s ability to contribute ideas in response to a stimulus, to adopt roles and to use space and other drama resources.

Teacher observation

using Grade Related Criteria



One third

Presenting


The candidate’s ability to contribute to planning of presentation, to portray characters and to demonstrate ability in theatre arts and technology. In addition, 25% of the award for this element will be based on the candidate’s ability to evaluate drama.

Teacher observation

using Grade Related Criteria



One third

Knowledge and Understanding


Each pupil will sit two examination papers – General plus Credit or Foundation – which will assess candidates’ knowledge and understanding of drama.

Papers will comprise a number of compulsory questions in two sections as follows:

Section A: based on responses to a Stimulus Paper

Section B: based on general knowledge and understanding of drama.



External assessment

One third


HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT

Home Economics
Standard Grade Home Economics is a two year course which aims to equip both boys and girls with the basic skills for living. The course has developed in response to social and technological change reflecting the needs of the present day family.
Based on national guidelines, each school has developed a course which directly satisfies the needs and interests of their particular pupils. The complete course is broken down into 5 topics over 2 years. The knowledge and skills of Home Economics are developed through practical experiences, discussions, enquiries and investigations which encourage pupils to make reasoned and informed decisions, interpret information, solve problems and apply ideas and principles in a wide range of realistic situations. At least 50% of the course is based on Practical Activities.
Pupils will be awarded grades for the 3 elements of the course, namely:

~ Knowledge & Understanding

~ Handling Information

~ Practical & Organisational Skills


Over the 2 years the topics in Jedburgh Grammar are:

~ Eat to Live

~ Beat the Bugs

~ Manage your Money

~ Looking after Ourselves

~ Design & Conservation for the 21st Century


Grades are awarded for the 3 elements in the final certificate and these elements are also assessed throughout the course.
There is a final written examination paper from the Scottish Examination Board at the end of the fourth year for the 2 elements Knowledge & Understanding and Handling Information. The assessment of the element Practical & Organisational Skills is carried out in school.


ELEMENTS ASSESSED

Knowledge & Understanding

Handling Information

Practical/Organisational Skills




Internal/External

External

External

Internal




Contribution to

Final Grade

25%

25%

50%




How Assessed

Final Exam

Final Exam

Class Project








Life Skills - Lifestyle & Consumer Technology

(Intermediate 1)


The course comprises of 4 compulsory units:

~ Organisation of Practical Skills ~ Preparation for Parenthood

~ Food Preparation for Healthy Eating ~ Health & Safety of Babies

& Young Children

Plus 1 optional unit:

~ Design & Make or ~ The Pre-school Child - Food, Clothing & Play
This course covers the realities of preparing to be a parent. Responsibilities, baby care, budgeting, special food requirements, etc, are studied via visiting speakers, case studies and a vast variety of practical activities. Caring for the baby will be exemplified through our virtual baby - who may be allowed home overnight! New craft skills, such as making soft toys, learning books, baby items and decorating novelty cakes will be learned. This is a course relevant to the 21st Century and to our teenagers today.


Careers In

Childcare

Nursery care

Nursing


Teaching

BEING A PARENT!



Follow up Courses

Lifestyle & Consumer Technology - Int 2



ASSESSMENT

Each Unit

Practical Assignment

Internal/External

Internal

External

When

End of each Unit

End of S4

How Assessed

in School

Final Project



Practical Cookery - Health & Food Technology

(Intermediate 1)
The course comprises of 4 compulsory units:

~ Introduction to Food Hygiene ~ Introduction to Food Preparation Techniques

~ Food Preparation for Healthy Eating ~ Introduction to Cookery processes
Additional free-standing units:

~ Cake Decoration Techniques ~ Royal icing ~ Pastry


This is the ideal course for those pupils who enjoy practical cookery and wish to extend their skills, whether with a view to a career in catering or simply for hobby and enjoyment.


Careers In

Catering


Food Industry

Hospitality

Tourism

Hotels & Restaurants



Follow up Courses

Health & Food Technology - Int 2

Hospitality - Practical Cookery - Int 2


ASSESSMENT

Each Unit

Practical Assignment

Internal/External

Internal

External

When

End of each Unit

End of S4

How Assessed

in School

Final Project



Fashion & Textile Technology

(Intermediate 1)
The course comprises 2 compulsory units:

~ Practical Fabric Skills

~ Fashion & Textile Technology Design and Make
Plus 4 optional units:

~ Organisation of Practical Skills

~ An Introduction to the Fashion and Clothing Industry

~ Developing Craft Skills in Textiles

~ Technology in Home Economics
This course is suitable for students with an interest in the fashion and clothing industry. The unit will also enable students to gain knowledge about the stages in garment production from design to retail. The students will also benefit in developing their practical and organisation skills using a range of technological and other resources.


Careers in

Fashion/Textile Design

Fashion Journalism

Garment Production



Retail Management


ASSESSMENT

Each Unit

Practical Assignment

Internal/External

Internal

External

When

End of each Unit

End of S4

How Assessed

in School

Final Project



Practical Cookery and Fashion & Textile Technology
Whilst these courses are highly subsidised by the department,

please be aware that there will be additional costs involved.




MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

Mathematics
The courses in Mathematics teach pupils to describe, tackle and solve real life problems. There are courses at three levels and pupils will follow the one that suits them best.
The areas which are covered are number and money (fractions, decimals, percentages, etc), measure and shape (length, weight, area, volume, speed, etc) and relationships (graphs, formulae and algebra). The course contains non-calculator work and this will be tested in a separate paper in the final exam.
Every pupil is expected to have access to a calculator, a scientific one for those following the Credit and General courses and a basic calculator for those following the Foundation course.


ELEMENTS ASSESSED

Knowledge & Understanding

Reasoning & Application




Internal/External

External

External




Contribution to

Final Grade

50%

50%




How Assessed

Final Exam

Final Exam











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