Subjects2019-06-10T19:39:50+00:00

Subjects and Courses

At Eastbank Academy we offer a very wide range of subjects and courses in order to ensure that every pupil has appropriate challenge and opportunities for success. Please select from the list below to view more information about each subject.

Accounts2019-06-09T10:33:03+00:00

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Administration and IT2019-06-09T10:33:26+00:00

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Art2019-06-09T10:33:48+00:00

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Biology2019-06-09T10:34:38+00:00

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Business Management2019-06-09T10:35:13+00:00

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Chemistry2019-06-09T10:35:45+00:00

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Cosmetology2019-06-09T10:37:14+00:00

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Dance2019-06-18T14:10:39+00:00

Dance – National 5

The National 5 Dance course encourages candidates to become successful, independent and creative leaners who develop a range of technical and choreographic skills to produce creative and imaginative dance performances. Candidates will develop their knowledge of a variety of different areas in relation to dance and will have the opportunity to critically reflect on their own, as well as others, performances.

Course Structure

The National 5 Dance course is split into 3 component parts:

  1. Question Paper
  2. Practical Activity
  3. Performance

The grade awarded will be based on the total marks achieved across all the course assessment.

Component 1: Question Paper (30 marks)

This area of the course is worth 30 marks and 20% of the course. Pupils will answer questions based on the mandatory skills, knowledge and understanding of the course content. Pupils will have to evaluate their own performance, demonstrate knowledge of a chosen style of dance and evaluate a piece of Professional Choreography. The question paper is set and marked by the SQA and conducted in the centre under specified conditions.

Component 2: Practical Activity (65 marks)

This part of the course is worth 65 marks and 45% of the course. It is split into two sections.

Section 1: Choreography (35 marks)

Pupils have to create and present a dance for two people, excluding themselves, lasting at least 1 minute 30 seconds. The motif must include a wide variety of choreographic principles and candidates must be able to present their dance. This is assessed by the SQA and teacher.

Section 2: Choreography review (30 marks)

This is an extended written piece of work that requires candidates to demonstrate their depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding and produce a review of their own choreography and the skills they displayed in producing it. Like section 1 it is assessed by teacher and SQA assessor.

Component 3: Performance (35 marks)

This is a single live performance in one dance style. Candidates have to apply and combine technical skills and performance skills in a dance motif created by the pupil. This is marked by the teacher and SQA assessor.

Equipment & Participation

Students are expected to come fully prepared for practical sessions (appropriate P.E. kit) and classroom sessions (textbooks, notes etc.) and with a positive attitude towards Dance.  Any student unable to practically participate in the lesson need to provide a note from their parent/guardian, and are still required to change into their PE kit so that they can be given and alternative role to perform.

Design and Manufacture2019-06-09T10:38:02+00:00

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Drama2019-06-26T10:38:08+00:00

Broad General Education (National 3) Drama

This course provides opportunities for learners to develop practical skills in creating and presenting drama. Learners will also develop drama production skills.

In this course learners are encouraged to exercise imagination and to express themselves in different ways. They will develop important skills, attitudes and attributes of the four capacities, including creativity, adaptability, enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and confidence. Learning through drama helps learners to appreciate cultural values, identities and ideas.

The course uses an integrated approach to learning which develops practical skills as well as an awareness of drama. As learners develop their creating skills, they will also learn how to use basic drama skills. They will experiment with presenting through portrayal of character and by using basic production skills.

Through creating and presenting drama, reflection skills will also be developed as learners reflect on their own skills and progress, and that of other learners. Learners will also consider the cultural values, identities and ideas that influence drama.

What skills will my child develop?

  • Responding to stimuli when creating drama
  • Working with others to share and use drama ideas
  • Developing awareness of social and cultural influences when creating drama
  • Exploring drama form and structure
  • Gaining understanding of basic production skills
  • Using basic drama and production skills when presenting
  • Using reflective skills within the creative process

National 4 Drama

What skills will my child develop?

  • Practical skills in creating and presenting drama
  • Drama production skills
  • Creativity and the ability to express themself in different ways
  • Knowledge and understanding of social and cultural influences on drama
  • The ability to respond to stimuli when creating drama
  • Knowledge and understanding of form, structure, genre, style
  • The ability to generate and communicate meaning, thoughts and ideas when creating drama
  • Voice, movement and characterisation skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively, sharing and using drama ideas
  • Problem solving and reflection, analysing and evaluation skills

What will my child experience during the course?

  • Active and independent learning through self and peer evaluations, reflecting on learning, making independent decisions, responding to feedback
  • A blend of classroom approaches including practical, exploratory and experimental learning; group work and peer learning; internet research; DVDs; visits and field trips
  • Collaborative learning: working in pairs, small groups or larger groups; partnerships with learners and staff in other curricular areas such as History, Media or Health and Wellbeing; partnerships with the wider community and professional practitioners eg theatre companies, community productions
  • Space for personalisation and choice: the course is flexible and adaptable, with opportunities for choosing different production roles, as well as selecting topics for the Added Value Unit (Performance)
  • Applying learning
  • Embedding literacy skills: communicating; reflecting; researching and presenting information; using media and digital technology.

Assessment

  • To gain National 4, learners must pass all Units
  • Units are assessed as pass or fail by the school/centre (following SQA external quality assurance to meet national standards)
  • Unit assessment (or ‘evidence of learning’) could be presented through a variety of media and technologies (video recording, blogs, written work, interview). A portfolio of work may be prepared
  • The Added Value Unit (Performance) will require learners to apply their learning by participating in a live drama, either with an acting or a production role.

National 5 Drama

What skills will my child develop?

  • Practical skills in creating and presenting drama
  • Drama production skills
  • Creativity and the ability to express themself in different ways
  • Knowledge and understanding of social and cultural influences on drama
  • The ability to respond to stimuli when creating drama
  • Knowledge and understanding of form, structure, genre, style
  • The ability to generate and communicate meaning, thoughts and ideas when creating drama
  • Voice, movement and characterisation skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively, sharing and using drama ideas
  • Problem solving and reflection, analysing and evaluation skills

What will my child experience during the course?

  • Active and independent learning through self and peer evaluations, reflecting on learning, making independent decisions, responding to feedback
  • A blend of classroom approaches including practical, exploratory and experimental learning; group work and peer learning; internet research; DVDs; visits and field trips
  • Collaborative learning: working in pairs, small groups or larger groups; partnerships with learners and staff in other curricular areas such as History, Media or Health and Wellbeing; partnerships with the wider community and professional practitioners e.g. theatre companies, community productions
  • Space for personalisation and choice: the course is flexible and adaptable, with opportunities for choosing different production roles as well as selecting roles for the Course Assessment (Performance)
  • Applying learning
  • Embedding literacy skills; communicating; researching and presenting information; reflecting; evaluating; using media and digital technology.

Assessment

  • To gain National 5, learners must pass all Internal Assessment and Course Assessment
  • Internal Assessment is assessed as pass or fail by the school/centre (following SQA external quality assurance to meet national standards)
  • Evidence of learner could be presented through a variety of media and technologies (video recording, blogs written work interview). A portfolio of work may be prepared.
  • The Course Assessment consists of a Question Paper (marked by the SQA) and a Performance (assessed by both the centre in accordance with SQA guidelines and the SQA) in which learners take part in a live production and keep a log with supporting information and background research. The Course Assessment is graded A to D.

 

 

Higher Drama

Content

The course gives learners the opportunity to develop practical and evaluative skills, as well as knowledge and understanding of drama and its influences

Skills

Learners will be able to:

  • Generate and communicate thoughts and ideas when creating drama
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural influences on drama
  • Develop complex skills in presenting and analysing drama
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of complex production skills when presenting drama

Opportunities for Learners

Learners will be able to:

  • Use their drama skills and apply their production skills to present drama to communicate meaning to an audience
  • Explore, develop and communicate ideas in drama through creating, presenting and using complex drama and production skills
  • Explore voice, movement and characterisation skills
  • Work collaboratively

Assessment

  • The course will be assessed through a question paper (exam) and a performance, and will be graded A-D.
  • The question paper represents 40% of the total assessment and has three sections. Learners have 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the question paper which is marked by the SQA.
  • The performance is worth 60 marks and makes up 60% of the total assessment mark. Learners are assessed on their preparation and performance of a textual extract from a full-length play – in an acting, directing or design role (e.g. lighting, sound, props and costume). The performance is marked by an SQA visiting assessor.

Question Paper

  • Section 1: theatre production: text in context (extended response questions) 20 marks
  • Section 2: theatre production: application (structured questions) 10 marks
  • Section 3: performance analysis(extended response questions) 20 marks

Performance

  • Section 1: preparation for performance (10 marks)
  • Section 2: performance in the chosen role of acting, directing or design (50 marks)

Progression:

  • Higher courses can stand alone or follow on from National 5 qualifications and may lead to Advanced Highers, the Scottish Baccalaureate and a range of qualifications within Further and Higher Education.

English2019-06-09T10:46:41+00:00

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Food Technology2019-06-09T10:46:09+00:00

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French2019-06-10T20:44:48+00:00

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German2019-06-10T20:47:27+00:00

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Graphic Communication2019-06-09T10:47:57+00:00

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Health and Food Technology2019-06-09T10:48:38+00:00

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Health Sector Studies2019-06-10T11:35:24+00:00

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Hospitality2019-06-09T10:51:11+00:00

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ICT2019-06-09T10:51:37+00:00

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Maths2019-06-09T10:51:58+00:00

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Music2019-06-09T12:48:19+00:00

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Music Technology2019-06-09T12:48:44+00:00

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Photography2019-06-09T14:18:14+00:00

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Physical Education2019-06-09T14:18:56+00:00

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Physics2019-06-09T14:19:17+00:00

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Practical Cake Craft2019-06-09T14:20:09+00:00

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Practical Cookery2019-06-09T14:20:33+00:00

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Practical Woodworking2019-06-09T14:21:01+00:00

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Science2019-06-09T14:22:27+00:00

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Spanish2019-06-10T20:46:21+00:00

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Sport and Recreation2019-06-09T14:24:45+00:00

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Sports Leader2019-06-18T14:02:49+00:00

Sports Leader – Level 4/5/6 Award

Sports Leader UK courses are a nationally recognized qualification for students who wish to develop their leadership skills.

The award is designed to develop leadership skills through the medium of sport. These are transferable skills that can not only be applied to a variety of sporting situations but also within a generic employability context, as well as contributing to the personal development of the candidate.

They are practical qualifications in which candidates must demonstrate their ability to lead others in sport / activity sessions.

The aim of this qualification is to prepare responsible, motivated and confident people who can lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable sport / activity sessions while under direct supervision.

The Sports Leader Award is offered at three levels.

Level 4

  • Plan, lead and review a sport/activity
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Lead activities that promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Fair play in sport
  • The role of the official
  • Opportunities in sport and recreation

Minimum requirement of 1hr of leadership volunteering before qualification is certified.

 

 

Level 5

  • Plan, lead and review a sport/activity session
  • Lead activities that promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Making sporting activities inclusive
  • Positive role models in sport
  • Organise and deliver a sports event or competition
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Pathways in sport and recreation
  • Using leadership skills

Minimum requirement of 10hrs of leadership volunteering before qualification is certified.

 

 

Level 6

  • Developing leadership skills
  • Plan, lead and evaluate a sport/physical activity event
  • Lead safe sport/physical activity sessions
  • Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for children

Plus, choose 2 optional units from:

  • Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions in the community
  • Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions in the community
  • Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions in the community

Minimum requirement of 30hrs of leadership volunteering before qualification is certified.

 

 

 

Statistics2019-06-09T14:25:32+00:00

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Technical2019-06-09T14:25:59+00:00

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