Fairtrade Fortnight at Bucksburn
Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 runs from Mon 25 February to Sunday 10 March. To recognise this the Humanities Faculty are organising a series of special lessons in Geography, History, Modern Studies and RME lessons for the week commencing 4 March 2013 around the theme of Fairtrade - we don't want to give too much more away about what the pupils will be doing at this point in time
In addition to this, a group of S1 pupils are holding a Fair Trade tuck shop from Monday 4th March until Friday 8th March in the canteen area at morning break. We will be selling fair trade chocolate, biscuits, cereal bars and sweets. Please come along and support Fair Trade.
S1/S2 CfE Humanities Faculty
In S1 and S2 within the Humanities Faculty (Geography, History, Modern Studies and RME) and throughout the school your son/daughter will be working towards their Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes. Most pupils will be working on level 3 outcomes, although some may be working at level 2 or level 4 Outcomes to offer all pupils an element of challenge and opportunity to progress. The diagram above illustrates the levels and structure within the Curriculum for Excellence, from Nursery school to the end of Secondary school. Further information is available from the BBC Scotland Learning Website.
Pupils move through the Experiences and Outcomes at their own pace, some moving faster than others, but your son/daughter will always be developing, consolidating or secure in their knowledge and the skills they are using. These terms will be used to report on pupil progress and the diagram below gives a clearer idea of what each of these terms mean. These are also displayed on the learning wall in the Humanities corridor.
Assessment in S1/S2
Active learning is encouraged throughout the faculty with group and individual work, use of ICT and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Progress will be evidenced using a variety of approaches that best reflect the learning that has taken place, and will track the skills that the child or young person is developing. There are four main ways in which pupils will be assessed:
Assessments from across the faculty are held in an assessment folio and will be used to identify how pupils are progressing through the Experiences and Outcomes. Through discussion with teachers, pupils can then identify how they can move forward with their learning for the next piece of work to be completed.
Welcome to the Humanities Faculty
Departments within the Faculty
Extra-Curricular Opportunities within the faculty
Mrs F Stephen - Principal Teacher of Faculty (JobShare)
Mrs F Stephen - Geography
Mrs V Esslemont - History
Mr I Buchanan - Modern Studies
Mr M Jones - RMPS & Depute Head
S1 Geobus Event: Renewable Energy
All S1 pupils participated in a GeoBus run interdisciplinary event on Renewable Energy on Friday 27 April 2012. The Enterprise Challenge event involved pupils putting their previous learning in Design & Technology, Enterprise, Geography, Maths, Modern Studies and Science into action.