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1 Year 10 Options 2013 – 15

2 Aims To engage students with the options process To engage students with the options process To start students on the right courses To start students on the right courses To start students on courses which suit their learning styles To start students on courses which suit their learning styles To start students on courses they can pass To start students on courses they can pass

3 Core Curriculum: Year 10 English 6 hours 1 / 2 GCSEs Maths 5 hours 1 GCSE Science 7 hours 2 GCSEs RE 3 hours 1 GCSE ICT 4 hours 1 OCR PE 4 hours PDE 1 hour TOTAL 30 hours

4 Core Curriculum: Year 11 English 6 hours Maths Science RE 3 hours ICT PE PDE 1 hour TOTAL 25 hours

5 Option Choices 5 option choices with - 4 hours in Year 10 5 option choices with - 4 hours in Year hours in Year hours in Year 11 GCSEs – one option choice GCSEs – one option choice BTEC First Awards – one option choice BTEC First Awards – one option choice Vocational courses – three option choices Vocational courses – three option choices

6 Qualifications Level One D – G equivalent Level Two A* - C equivalent GCSE Vocational Courses GCSE BTEC First Awards OCR National Vocational Courses

7 GCSEs Exam based qualifications Exam based qualifications End of course exams/controlled assessments End of course exams/controlled assessments Graded A*-C (Level two) D – G (Level one) Graded A*-C (Level two) D – G (Level one)

8 GCSEs Art & Design GeographySpanish Business Studies German Tech: Catering Child Development History Tech: Graphics Computing Media Studies Tech: Product Design DanceMusic Tech: Textiles DramaPE Triple Science French

9 Level 2 BTEC First Award One option choice One option choice Equivalent to a GCSE at A* - C grade Equivalent to a GCSE at A* - C grade Graded Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction* Graded Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction* All can pass, but higher grades challenging All can pass, but higher grades challenging 80% coursework(20% external assessment) 80% coursework(20% external assessment) Suit students who can follow instruction and meet short term deadlines Suit students who can follow instruction and meet short term deadlines

10 Level 2 BTEC First Award Creative Media ProductionBusiness Performing Arts (Acting)Sport Health & Social CareArt & Design Music Applied Science

11 Vocational Options Count as 3 options Count as 3 options Level OneLevel Two ConstructionConstruction EngineeringEngineering Hair and BeautyAnimal Care & Countryside

12 Student Support Study Plus Study Plus Additional English and Mathematics Additional English and Mathematics Small Learning Community Small Learning Community Study Centre Study Centre

13 English Baccalaureate GCSE passes in: GCSE passes in: –English Language –Mathematics –Two Sciences (Core + Additional / Triple) –Language –Humanities (Geography or History)

14 Pathway 1 Students Expect this group to follow a traditional academic route Expect this group to follow a traditional academic route Should predominantly consider GCSEs Should predominantly consider GCSEs Will take the English Baccalaureate Will take the English Baccalaureate Need to complete a yellow option form Need to complete a yellow option form BTECs may be appropriate, especially in favourite subjects or if it suits learning style BTECs may be appropriate, especially in favourite subjects or if it suits learning style

15 Pathway 2 Students Should consider GCSEs, Level Two vocational courses and BTECs Should consider GCSEs, Level Two vocational courses and BTECs Can opt into English Baccalaureate Can opt into English Baccalaureate Additional English and Maths may be a good option for some Additional English and Maths may be a good option for some

16 Pathway 3 Students Curriculum choice is crucial Curriculum choice is crucial Should consider: Should consider: BTECs rather than GCSEs (where there’s a choice) Additional English and Maths Study Plus Level One/Two vocational courses

17 Pathway 4 Students Should definitely consider BTECs rather than GCSEs Should definitely consider BTECs rather than GCSEs Additional English and Maths may well be a very good option Additional English and Maths may well be a very good option Consider Level One vocational courses Consider Level One vocational courses Study Plus would be a good option Study Plus would be a good option

18 Pathway Summary PathwayGCSEsBTECs Voc. Level 1 Voc. Level 2 Student Support English Bacc. 1YesPossiblyNoNoNoYes 2YesYesPossiblyYesPossiblyPossibly 3YesYesYesPossiblyPossiblyNo 4PossiblyYesYesNoYesNo

19 Issues with Options No BTEC/GCSE in similar subjects No BTEC/GCSE in similar subjects Language choice Language choice A/S in Use of Maths A/S in Use of Maths Science options: Science options: Core + Additional, BTEC or Triple Core + Additional, BTEC or Triple

20 How to Choose Option Subjects Read the booklet Read the booklet Listen to advice Listen to advice Choose subjects you enjoy Choose subjects you enjoy Choose subjects you are good at Choose subjects you are good at Be an individual Be an individual Opt into subjects not out of others Opt into subjects not out of others Take a long term view – 4 more years in education/training Take a long term view – 4 more years in education/training

21 Issues to Consider Do you know what is studied in each subject? Do you know what is studied in each subject? Do you have a career in mind? Do you have a career in mind? Are you considering a Science subject at A level? Are you considering a Science subject at A level? Are you considering Higher Education? Are you considering Higher Education? BTECs / Vocational Courses / GCSEs BTECs / Vocational Courses / GCSEs But not What are my friends doing? What are my friends doing? Which teachers do I like? Which teachers do I like?

22 Timeline 30 January Option Booklets available Learning Guides to discuss pathways with individual students 6 February Option Evening 13 February Parent Consultation. Make an appointment with Learning Guide at the end of the evening 15 February Option forms returned and checked by Learning Guides

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