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1 Options Evening 13 March 2013 KS3-4 Transition Programme

2 Aims of Options Evening To provide information about our curriculum offer at Key Stage 4 To provide detailed subject information and to meet the specialists! To explain what happens next

3 Do ….. Choose subjects that……. You can do well in You enjoy Give you a broad range of subjects Will enable you to do the courses in the 6 th Form that you will want to do.

4 Dont Choose subjects because….. You like the teacher you have in Year 9 Your best friend is doing it You will be studying this course for two years!

5 EBacc Current Position In February 2013, the Government has announced that the English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBC), that have been scheduled to be introduced for teaching in September 2015 to replace GCSEs, will no longer happen. However, The English Baccalaureate, (EBacc) still remains as a measure of performance for students achieving a C or more in the following subjects: GCSE English Language GCSE Mathematics Triple or Double GCSE Science GCSE MFL GCSE History or Geography The Best 8 Students performance will measured using their Best 8 GCSEs which will have to include English and Mathematics;, then 3 EBacc subjects (a GCSE Science, GCSE Computer Science, GCSE Geography, GCSE History and GCSE in a Modern Language. The remaining 3 could be any other 3 GCSES and BTECs

6 KS4 Offer Meet the needs of students Provide clear progression routes Maximises life chances

7 Pathways 4 Pathways Targeting of students suitable for EBacc programme (Pathway 1-2) Teaching of GCSE Geography, History and Science commences in Y9 Geography or History compulsory for Pathway 1-2 students in Option Block A MFL compulsory for students in Pathways 1-3 Students on Pathways 1-3 encouraged to select one Creative subject from Option Blocks B or C (Art, Dance, Drama, Sport, D&T and Music) GCSE RE to be studied by all students on Pathways 1-3 in Y10. In Y11, the large majority of students will continue but some will not sit the examination. Instead, they will be given one period each of additional English and one period of additional Maths

8 Advice and Guidance Help for You Subject Staff Can provide a true picture of your subject ability Tutor Knows you quite well, having seen you develop socially and academically this year Parents and Family Know you best of all as a person. Ask their advice Head of Learning Understands your all-round school situation Other Students Students already doing the course can give you valuable insights Career Advice Can give you independent advice and information on careers and further education requirements (see Mrs. Winter)

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10 Our Offer at Key Stage 4 All students continue with: English Language and English Literature Mathematics Science (GCSE or BTEC L2) MFL ( German, French or Spanish) RE (Full Course) PE PSCHEE All students continue with: English Language and English Literature Mathematics Science (GCSE or BTEC L2) MFL ( German, French or Spanish) RE (Full Course) PE PSCHEE

11 Pathways Pathway 1 Triple GCSE Science 2 Double GCSE Science 3 BTEC Science 4 BTEC Science/ College Compulsory Subjects GCSE English Language GCSE Maths GCSE English Literature GCSE Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) GCSE MFL GCSE RE PE GCSE English Language GCSE Maths GCSE English Literature GCSE Double Science GCSE MFL GCSE RE PE GCSE English Language GCSE Maths GCSE English Literature BTEC Science GCSE MFL GCSE RE PE GCSE English Language GCSE Maths GCSE English Literature BTEC Science GCSE RE PE

12 Pathways Path way Option AOption B + C 1 GCSE History Or GCSE Geography Choose 2 first choices and 2 reserves from the following: GCSE Art, GCSE Digital Art, GCSE Dance, GCSE Drama, GCSE Music, BTEC L1/2 Sport GCSE Business Studies, BTEC L1/2 Business GCSE ICT, BTEC L1/2 ICT, GCSE Computing Studies GCSE Child Development, BTEC Health and Social Care GCSE Fashion, GCSE Food Technology GCSE Product Design GCSE Media Studies, GCSE Film Studies GCSE Geography, GCSE History 2 3 Choose 3 first choices and 2 reserves from the following: GCSE Art, GCSE Digital Art, GCSE Dance, GCSE Drama, GCSE Music, BTEC L1/2 Sport GCSE Business Studies, BTEC L1/2 Business GCSE ICT, BTEC L1/2 ICT, GCSE Computing Studies GCSE Child Development, BTEC Health and Social Care GCSE Fashion, GCSE Food Technology GCSE Product Design GCSE Media Studies, GCSE Film Studies GCSE Geography, GCSE History 4 ASDAN Award BTEC L1/2 Award ICT English/Maths Booster Classes Additional Vocational Qualification(s) (College provided) Creative subjects in purple In addition to the compulsory subjects, you must choose a further 3 Options and 2 reserves.

13 Options Choice – Examples Pathway2 Option AHistory Option B + C First ChoicesBusiness Studies Drama Reserve ChoicesGeography Dance Pathway3 Option A - C First ChoicesDance Business Studies Digital Art Reserve ChoicesHistory Media Drama

14 Next Steps Go through the Options booklet Hand the form in by 15 March 2013 Confirmation by Summer half term (June)


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