Broad General Education
The BGE comprises of S1, S2 and S3. Throughout the BGE, all classes follow a common course that ensures full CFE benchmark coverage while offering opportunities for students to challenge themselves, enjoy their learning and develop their skills. These units of work and their assessed outcomes are detailed below.
Unit 1: Let the Games Begin
Unit 2: “Abomination”
Group discussion (internet safety)
Critical essay (“Abomination”)
Personal reflective writing (relationships)
Unit 3: “Frankenstein” Drama Study
Monologue writing (Monster’s point of view)
Critical essay (“Frankenstein”)
Once per week students will have a Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (R:UAE) lesson. In this lesson they will learn a variety of reading skills and put these to the test by completing collaborative and individual reading tasks.
Once a week students will attend the library where they will participate in a personal reading programme which gives them the chance to gain a bronze, silver or gold award.
Unit 1: “Jaws” Media Study
Critical essay (“Jaws”)
Create an attack scene
Personal reflective writing (Fear)
Unit 2: Edwin Moran Poetry Study
Textual analysis assessment
Group discussion (animal rights)
Persuasive essay (animal rights)
Unit 3: The Holocaust Unit
Creative writing (create a comic)
R:UAE (‘The Anonymous Girl’)
Unit 4: “Noughts and Crosses” Drama Study
Students will continue the R:UAE and Personal Reading courses. These will be done on alternating weeks for 1 period per week.
Unit 1 – Design an Amusement Park
Job application writing
Unit 2 – “Stand by Me” Media Study
Personal Reflective Essay
Unit 3 - Poetry Study
Textual Analysis assessment
Unit 4 – “The Outsiders” Novel Study
NB: Following Unit 1 students will sit an SQA National 4 Literacy assessment. If they pass this they will sit the National 5 Literacy assessment in June and if they do not there will be further opportunities to re-sit.