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2 An important step. !The first time students have the choice. !Think carefully. !Difficult to make a serious error about the future. But it does determine what a student does for the next two years.

3 !Breadth and Balance !Range of skills !Enjoyment and Interest. !Post 16 Choices. !Adaptability. !English Baccalaureate !Keeping doors open!

4 The EBAC is a performance measure introduced into school league tables in It is not a qualification in itself. The measure shows where students have achieved a Grade C or better across a core of academic subjects – English, Mathematics, History or Geography, The Sciences and a Modern Foreign Language.

5 Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. Niels Bohr Danish physicist ( ) If you want peace, prepare for war

6 The choice of A Level subjects should be based around interest & enjoyment of the subject, ability to do well in the subject and what is needed for a specific degree. However, selecting universities such as those in the Russell Group and 1994 Group are highly competitive, demand high grades and have preferred subjects. The Russell Group has produced a document, Informed Choices, giving advice about choosing A Level subjects for entry to one of its institutions. A synopsis is below:- The Russell Group prefers what they term as facilitating subjects:- !English !Maths !Physics !Biology !Chemistry !Geography !History !Languages

7 Need to achieve an absolute minimum of 5 Grade A*-Cs including English + Maths. Prospectus details individual subject requirements. Grade B in all chosen subjects E.g. Maths/French: grade B or above Ask your teachers for their advice.

8 THE COMPULSORY CURRICULUM This is a fixed set of subjects which the majority of students study. OPTION CHOICES Up to four further choices selected from a large range of subjects.

9 ! English ! Mathematics ! Science ! Physical Education ! BPE ! Information and Communication Technology

10 French German Geography Art and DesignMusic History Catering Fashion and Textiles Resistant Materials Product Design ICT Law Computing

11 But what if your child finds studying lots of academic lessons difficult? GCSE course in Health and Social Care Extended Project Qualification Certificate of Design & Technology

12 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock D Art French ComputingCatering (Express)FrenchGerman FashionGeography History FrenchGermanHistoryLaw GeographyHistoryICTMusic ICTProduct DesignSports Leadership Law Study + (Guided Choice) Catering (Standard) (counts as two options) Resistant Materials (With Engineering) (Express) Certificate of Design & Technology (Guided Choice) Study + (Guided Choice) Resistant Materials (Standard) (counts as two options) Extended Project Qualification (Guided Choice) (counts as two options) Health and Social Care (counts as two options)

13 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock D Art French ComputingCatering (Express)FrenchGerman FashionGeography History FrenchGermanHistoryLaw GeographyHistoryICTMusic ICTProduct DesignSports Leadership Law Study + (Guided Choice) Catering (Standard) (counts as two options) Resistant Materials (With Engineering) (Express) Certificate of Design & Technology (Guided Choice) Study + (Guided Choice) Resistant Materials (Standard) (counts as two options) Extended Project Qualification (Guided Choice) (counts as two options) Health and Social Care (counts as two options) Choose One Option from Block A Choose One Option from Block B Choose One Option from Block C Choose One Option from Block D Art Priority Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice

14 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock D Art French ComputingCatering (Express)FrenchGerman FashionGeography History FrenchGermanHistoryLaw GeographyHistoryICTMusic ICTProduct DesignSports Leadership Law Study + (Guided Choice) Catering (Standard) (counts as two options) Resistant Materials (With Engineering) (Express) Certificate of Design & Technology (Guided Choice) Study + (Guided Choice) Resistant Materials (Standard) (counts as two options) Extended Project Qualification (Guided Choice) (counts as two options) Health and Social Care (counts as two options) Choose One Option from Block A Choose One Option from Block B Choose One Option from Block C Choose One Option from Block D Art Priority 3 Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice

15 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock D Art French ComputingCatering (Express)FrenchGerman FashionGeography History FrenchGermanHistoryLaw GeographyHistoryICTMusic ICTProduct DesignSports Leadership Law Study + (Guided Choice) Catering (Standard) (counts as two options) Resistant Materials (With Engineering) (Express) Certificate of Design & Technology (Guided Choice) Study + (Guided Choice) Resistant Materials (Standard) (counts as two options) Extended Project Qualification (Guided Choice) (counts as two options) Health and Social Care (counts as two options) Choose One Option from Block A Choose One Option from Block B Choose One Option from Block C Choose One Option from Block D Art Priority 3 Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Law

16 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock D Art French ComputingCatering (Express)FrenchGerman FashionGeography History FrenchGermanHistoryLaw GeographyHistoryICTMusic ICTProduct DesignSports Leadership Law Study + (Guided Choice) Catering (Standard) (counts as two options) Resistant Materials (With Engineering) (Express) Certificate of Design & Technology (Guided Choice) Study + (Guided Choice) Resistant Materials (Standard) (counts as two options) Extended Project Qualification (Guided Choice) (counts as two options) Health and Social Care (counts as two options) Choose One Option from Block A Choose One Option from Block B Choose One Option from Block C Choose One Option from Block D Art FrenchGeographyMusic Priority 3214 Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Law HistoryGermanSports Leadership

17 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock D Art French ComputingCatering (Express)FrenchGerman FashionGeography History FrenchGermanHistoryLaw GeographyHistoryICTMusic ICTProduct DesignSports Leadership Law Study + (Guided Choice) Catering (Standard) (counts as two options) Resistant Materials (With Engineering) (Express) Certificate of Design & Technology (Guided Choice) Study + (Guided Choice) Resistant Materials (Standard) (counts as two options) Extended Project Qualification (Guided Choice) (counts as two options) Health and Social Care (counts as two options) Choose One Option from Block A Choose One Option from Block B Choose One Option from Block C Choose One Option from Block D Extended Project Qualification Health and Social Care Priority Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice

18 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock D Art French ComputingCatering (Express)FrenchGerman FashionGeography History FrenchGermanHistoryLaw GeographyHistoryICTMusic ICTProduct DesignSports Leadership Law Study + (Guided Choice) Catering (Standard) (counts as two options) Resistant Materials (With Engineering) (Express) Certificate of Design & Technology (Guided Choice) Study + (Guided Choice) Resistant Materials (Standard) (counts as two options) Extended Project Qualification (Guided Choice) (counts as two options) Health and Social Care (counts as two options) Choose One Option from Block A Choose One Option from Block B Choose One Option from Block C Choose One Option from Block D ICT GermanCatering Priority Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Reserve Choice Law History ArtFrench

19 They need to talk to: !Parents !Form teacher !Subject teachers !What am I good at? !What do I enjoy? !What do I need? The students need to consider these questions: Carry out research: !Careers library !Internet

20 !Options Evening for parents – today! !Parent / Teacher subject evening – Thursday 23rd January. !Reports, Options Study Guide and Options Application form go home by Thursday 16th January. !Completed option form to your childs form teacher by Friday 1st February. !Options Assembly !Guidance work in tutorial time and Subject Assemblies.

21 GCSE English Head of Department: Mike Martin

22 English LanguageEnglish Literature + Exam (60%) + Controlled Assessment (40%) Exam x 2 (75%) + Controlled Assessment (25%) Over the two years you will study a range of fiction, non-fiction, and media texts. You will also produce your own creative writing using a range of stimulus materials and complete a written study of spoken language. You will sit one terminal exam and complete four pieces of Controlled Assessment, all of which contribute to your final GCSE grade. The course also requires you to complete three oral assessments, speaking in a range of contexts. Your score for these will be recorded on your final GCSE certificate. Alongside the English Language specification detailed above, you will study a range of prose, poetry and drama from different cultures and periods. You will sit two further exams and submit one additional piece of Controlled Assessment in order to achieve your Literature GCSE. This is a varied and enjoyable course, introducing you to different authors and literacy traditions which will influence your own reading and writing.

23 A typical English Language Controlled assessment folder might contain: Explore the ways a writer creates sympathy for one or more characters in a novel you have studied. (30) Write an article for a local newspaper about something you would like to change in your community. (10) Write a monologue for a character from a literary text you have studied. (10) Compare the ways in which people talk in different situations (e.g. at work, with friends, with their parents) and why these changes occur. (20) Plus an SPAG mark (10)

24 In what ways are disturbed characters important in The Tempest and in Lord of the Flies? (40) A typical English Literature controlled assessment folder might contain: Possible Unit 1 exam texts include: Of Mice and Men To Kill a Mockingbird Lord of the Flies The Woman in Black The Crucible Touching the Void Unit 2 poetry will be based on one of the following clusters: Character & Voice Place You will also answer one question on an unseen poem. Conflict Relationships

25 Or English Exam (60%) + Controlled Assessment (40%) Over the two years you will study a range of fiction, non-fiction, and media texts as well as a selection of poetry and at least one Shakespeare play. You will also produce your own creative writing using a range of stimulus materials. You will sit one terminal exam and complete five pieces of Controlled Assessment, all of which contribute to your final GCSE grade. The course also requires you to complete three oral assessments, speaking in a range of contexts. Your score for these will be recorded on your final GCSE certificate.

26 A typical English Controlled assessment folder might contain: Explore the ways a writer creates sympathy for one or more characters in a novel you have studied. (15) Explore the ways attitudes to war are presented in a selection of war poems. (15) Explore the ways the contrast between different generations is developed in Romeo and Juliet. Take the line from a Shakespeare play and use it as the title for your own piece of writing. (15) Write a newspaper article about a televisin programme young people would either love or loathe. (15) Plus an SPAG mark (15)

27 Contact us anytime Sheila Hirst - Head of Maths Will reply within 24 hours

28 GCSE Maths 3 year course Leading to GCSE examination in the summer of year 11 1 in 3 of our students getting A or A* All our students getting A* to C Maths isnt that difficult, not with your help.

29 How can you help Encourage your son/daughter to be proud of their homework Ask them about what they are doing in maths, just listening can help Support with homework by saying lets sit down and you tell me what you think Encourage them to do revision using recommended websites such as Mymaths Mangahigh Methodmaths hegartymaths CGP on our vle Mathswatch dvd

30 Biology Unit 1 Chemistry Unit 1 Physics Unit 1 Core Science A ISA Biology Unit 2 Biology Unit 3 Biology ISA Chemistry Unit 2 Chemistry Unit 3 Chemistry ISA Physics Unit 2 Physics Unit 3 Physics ISA Additional Science ISA GCSE Science Options

31 Biology Unit 1 Chemistry Unit 1 Physics Unit 1 Core Science A ISA Biology Unit 2 Biology Unit 3 Biology ISA Chemistry Unit 2 Chemistry Unit 3 Chemistry ISA Physics Unit 2 Physics Unit 3 Physics ISA Additional Science ISA GCSE Science Options

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