WIDER ACHIEVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Please find attached information on S5/6 Wider Achievement Opportunities 2020 - 2021
In this rapidly changing world it is important that, as well as succeeding academically in formal examinations, every young person has the opportunity to develop a range of skills including critical thinking, problem solving, working with others and proficiency in ICT.
Our Senior Phase structure in S5/6 allows pupils to select a Wider Achievement Opportunity (WAO), along with their NQ courses. Wider Achievement is an important aspect of Curriculum for Excellence. It refers to learning opportunities beyond the classroom and curriculum subjects that give students the opportunity to develop important skills for learning, life and work. These opportunities take place during the school week and involve two periods of allocated time with a teacher and an expectation for pupils to use some of their own time. The WAOs allow pupils to develop skills, which are essential for learning, life and work. They allow our young people to have experiences and opportunities beyond the normal school subject curriculum that develop self-confidence and self-belief, as well as helping them to grow as young adults and prepare them for life beyond school.The Wider Achievement opportunities have a clearly defined purpose and are integral to every pupil’s development. They can also make the difference to employers, university/college admission officers when selecting entrants to join their organisations.
All S5 and S6 pupils will participate in one Wider Achievement Opportunity each year. Please click this link https://bit.ly/3fwpMq for further information on which WAOs are available.
S5/6 pupils should complete the survey embedded in the sway or click the link below by end of day Wednesday 12 August to select their WAO for 2020-2021.