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Year 9 Parents Information Evening Wednesday 4 th February 2015.

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1 Year 9 Parents Information Evening Wednesday 4 th February 2015

2 Overview Mr Woods Headteacher of St Joseph’s

3 Outline Welcome and IntroductionMr Woods The KS4 Curriculum Mr Graham Options Process Mr Heyes OverviewMiss S Walsh

4 The Curriculum Mr Graham Deputy Headteacher

5 5 Core subjects + Optional subjects The KS4 Curriculum

6 RE Maths English The Core Science PE

7 Option Subjects History Geography Computing Law Music Art Food Tec Textiles Separate Sciences Electronics ICT GCSE iMedia (Btec) Resistant Materials Hospitality (Btec) PE GCSE French Spanish Drama

8 Linear exams. Controlled Assessment. Higher Tier or Foundation Tier? Number of Options. Guidance meetings. Considerations

9 We consider Suitability for the subject. Group size. We contact you if there’s any difficulty. Considerations

10 Choosing Mr D Heyes Assistant Headteacher

11 The Options Process The Parents Evening. Complete options forms by the deadline. We try to do a best fit. Some may change Discuss at Option Guidance Meeting. Booking the Guidance Meeting.

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14 How to choose. What’s involved at GCSE? – Controlled Assessment – Exams

15 Any thoughts, questions? josephs.bolton.sch.uk

16 Key Dates 13 th February Reports Home (with Option Forms) 26 th February Parents Evening 2 nd MarchOption Forms due (9Kolbe, 9Romero, 9Teresa) 4 th MarchParents Evening 6 th MarchOption Forms due (9Bernadette, 9Devereux, 9King) W/b 16 th March Guidance Meetings 21 st April Final allocations

17 Miss Walsh Manager of Learning

18 How to choose. Enjoyment in subject Successful in subject Ask questions Compare strengths and subject content Career Ideas

19 What to do now? Find out information. Talk to your child. Read the Curriculum booklet. Look at their reports and progress. Talk to their teachers and to Year 10 & 11 pupils.

20 What to do before March. Attendance is important Prepare for Parents’ Evening – choices – Discuss this with relevant staff. Once you have the options forms discuss it in detail with you child. Contact school if unsure.

21 Key Dates 13 th February Reports Home (with Option Forms) 26 th February Parents Evening 2 nd MarchOption Forms due (9Kolbe, 9Romero, 9Teresa) 4 th MarchParents Evening 6 th MarchOption Forms due (9Bernadette, 9Devereux, 9King) W/b 16 th March Guidance Meetings 21 st April Final allocations


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