For Current S5 going into S6 – YASS Courses
YASS is The Open University (OU) in Scotland’s national bridging programme for S6 pupils. It offers pupils the opportunity of studying Open University level 1 courses (SCQF level 7) in school alongside their other studies. The programme is designed to help develop a range of skills and knowledge that will support the transition from school to university, college or the workplace. YASS is uniquely placed as a bridging activity that has full geographical reach. It is open to every secondary school in Scotland and participation is not limited by minimum numbers. Since it was launched in 2007, all 32 education authorities in Scotland have had schools participating in YASS and over 7,500 students have studied a YASS course.
There is no cost to the school or the pupil. YASS is fully funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and is completely free for pupils in local authority schools.
The courses you can apply for next year can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/scotland/study/young-applicants-schools/what-can-i-study
If you are interested, discuss with your Guidance Teacher or Mr Picksley.
S4/5-5/6 Course Choice
S4 and S5 Pupils receive subject choice information on Monday 27 January. To support this process there are subject parents’ evenings on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 12 February and Guidance meetings on Wednesday 12 and 19 February. All choice sheets should be handed in to Principal Teachers of Guidance by Friday 21 February.
S3-4 Course Choice
S3 Pupils now have their choice sheets enable them to make their choices for S4. There are Guidance parents’ evenings on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 January and sheets should be returned to the correct Principal Teacher of Guidance by Friday 24 January.
Moray College Schools Programme
As part of their school timetable, pupils may attend Moray College or take part in an online course Moray College deliver. Pupils will work alongside pupils from the other Moray Schools. Free transport in provided to get them to college as required. Pupils need to complete an application form and will be interviewed prior to a place on a course being granted. Applications have to be completed by Friday 14 February and interviews will take place in school on Friday 28 February.
S2-3 Course Choice
Pupils have been issued with paper copies of the choice sheet and if required paper copies of the information booklet can be picked up from your child’s guidance teacher.