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1 Key Stage 4 Choices at Dunraven A beginner’s guide

2 Key Stage 4 Choices at Dunraven Programmes of study in Years 10 and 11: the subjects that students will have to study and those which they can select. Recommended pathways: how students/families will be guided to select subjects appropriately Timeline of process: what can families expect and when

3 CORE subjects English Language English Literature Maths Science – students to be recommended: – Triple Award – Double Award – BTEC 1 x GCSE 3 x GCSEs 2 x GCSEs 2 x BTECs Also studied: RE Games (PE) ICT

4 ENGLISH BACCALAUREATE Modern Foreign Language Humanities French Spanish Geography History To gain E Bacc status, students must choose at least one language and at least one humanity

5 THE DUNRAVEN BACCALAUREATE Modern Foreign Language Humanities French Spanish Geography History Arts Art Drama Dance Media Music Choose one from

6 SUBJECTS AVAILABLE AT DUNRAVEN (GCSE unless otherwise stated) Art Business Studies (BTEC) French Computing Dance Drama Food Technology Geography History ICT Media Studies Music Philosophy & Ethics PE Product Design Sociology Spanish Sport (BTEC)

7 VOCATIONAL SUBJECTS In previous years, students have studied for a qualification in: Child care Construction Graphic Design Hairdressing Mechanics Music Production

8 Programmes of Study: examples Student 1 Core: English Lit + English Lang + Maths + Triple Science E Bacc: History + French Extras: approx 2 extra subjects (incl an Arts subject) Student 2 Core: English Lit + English Lang + Maths + Double Science E Bacc: Geography + Spanish Extras: approx 2 extra subjects (incl an Arts subject) Students aspiring to a Russell Group University (including Oxford or Cambridge) may have a programme of study like Students 1 or 2

9 Programmes of study: examples (cont) Some students may benefit from having some extra English and Maths lessons in their time- table. This will help them to work towards securing a grade C or above in these crucial Core subjects. The following examples (students 3,4 and 5) would all have some extra English and Maths lessons on their time-table.

10 Programmes of Study: examples Student 3 Core: English Lit + English Lang + Maths + Double Science E Bacc: History + Spanish Extras: approx 1 extra subject Student 4 Core: English Lit + English Lang + Maths + Double Science Extras: approx 3 extra subjects Student 5 Core: English Lit + English Lang + Maths + BTEC Extras: approx 3 extra subjects OR college course

11 Key Stage 4 Choices at Dunraven Terms 1 and 2 (Autumn): – Commitment to Learning – Progress Grades (current performance levels) – Impact of commitment to learning on attainment in English and Maths (impact on subject choices)

12 Key Stage 4 Choices at Dunraven Terms 3 and 4 (Spring): – Subject specific information from Directors of Learning (assemblies and lessons) – Careers Information – Information booklet to families, plus recommended programme of study – Parents’ Evening: March 18 th 2013 – Completion of Choices (subject selection) form

13 Key Stage 4 Choices at Dunraven Terms 5 and 6 (Summer): – Whole school timetable constructed – Receipt of confirmation letter regarding Key Stage 4 subject choices – Queries dealt with; solutions, where possible, found

14 Recommended Websites Mr Cuffy recommended:


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