Senior Phase Pathways Information

Our Senior Phase Information Evening takes place on Monday, 10th February 2020 from 17.00 – 19.00 in the school.

Information related to course options available here at Mackie Academy will be updated here in the near future.  This allows you to find out more about the structure of the courses provided by staff at the school.

It is vitally important that both pupils and parents are aware of the changes made to National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in terms of how they will be assessed as this may influence what suits a young person best going forwards in their learning pathway.  Information related to this  can be found in the documents below:

CHANGES TO N5 COURSE ASSESSMENT 2017-18

CHANGES TO HIGHER COURSE ASSESSMENT 2018-19

CHANGES TO ADVANCED HIGHER COURSE ASSESSMENT 2019-20

The school also works in conjunction with Further Education Providers and the Open University, through the Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS), to provide as wide a range of options to our young people as possible whilst providing pathways for progression that suit all needs.  Information on the YASS programme can be found here.

Information provided to pupils as part of their options process will be updated in advance of our Senior Phase Evening on 10th February 2020.  The guides will outline the Further Education options available to pupils as part of their provision as a Mackie Academy pupil.

FURTHER EDUCATION PROVISION 2020-21 AT MACKIE ACADEMY

FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP PROVISION 2020-21 AT MACKIE ACADEMY

Learners now have the option to select a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of their senior phase subject choices to gain valuable work-based learning, develop their skills and acquire the industry-relevant qualifications to build their future career pathways.  Further information about what a Foundation Apprenticeship is and what is on offer can be found here.  In addition to this you can find more about how Foundation Apprenticeship qualifications are viewed by Higher Education institutions here.

If you attended the S3 Pathways event on Monday, 20th January 2020 the presentations provided that evening can be found below:

PRESENTATION HIGHER EDUCATION

PRESENTATION FURTHER EDUCATION AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP

PRESENTATION MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS

PRESENTATION NO WRONG PATH2

These are of use to any parent who wants to understand more about the different pathways available into the World of Work.