The most important thing: Getting the choices right for you 2
3 Groups Of Subjects Core Subjects (Compulsory) Optional Subjects
4 School Timetable Core Subjects –English Language & Literature –Maths –Science –PE –PSHE & Citizenship –Religious Education
5 New School Timetable Core Subjects –Total = 30 periods / fortnight Optional Subjects –Total = 20 periods / fortnight –Made up of 4 choices of 5 periods each
6 Optional Subjects Familiar subjects –Geography GCSE –HistoryGCSE –FrenchGCSE –Resistant MaterialsGCSE –Food TechnologyGCSE –Art & DesignGCSE These are the Humanities, you must do one of them. }
7 Optional Subjects New Subjects (GCSE) –Computer Science –Electronics –Health & Social Care –Music –Drama –Textile Design New Subjects (Technical Award) –Sports BTEC First Award
Art Subjects You can only follow ONE course in art: –Art & Design –Textile Design 8
Design Technology Subjects You can only follow ONE course in DT: –Resistant Materials –Food Technology –Electronics 9
10 Invitation only courses There are two courses which are by invitation only. Asdan Youth Award Scheme - aimed at developing key skills Withdrawal - For students who benefit from less subjects and more support.
11 Choices You must decide on your pathway You will be guided in your individual interview on Friday 27 th Feb 2015. You can talk to you parents and your teachers You have all already met a careers advisor.
English Baccalaureate 12 A*-C in all of the following:- English (Language) Maths Two Sciences A Humanity (e.g. History or Geography) A Modern Foreign Language (French) or an Ancient Language
English Baccalaureate 13 Not for everybody. Aimed at those capable of achieving A*-C in those subjects. Those capable will be guided that this would be a wise choice. Those unlikely to achieve will also be advised appropriately. Nobody made to do it, nobody capable of success stopped from doing it. English Maths Science (Double or Treble) Modern Foreign Language A Humanity
14 Choices Form You have to make 4 choices and a reserve. Your first choice is HISTORY or GEOGRAPHY. Then choose three more in priority order. You must choose a reserve.
Choices Students choosing two Humanities subjects may not be allocated both – although most usually are. It may or it may not be possible to study two Humanities and French It may and it may not be possible to study Music and Drama. You cannot study more than one technology subject. 17
18 Choices - Rules You must choose either History or Geography. Choose wisely, as you may not get both.
19 Choices - Rules Must pick a reserve. Not all possible combinations will turn out to work. If you combination does not work then you will be offered your reserve. You will be spoken to at all stages.
20 A word of warning! Every attempt will be made to give you the choices you choose but this cannot be guaranteed. Some students will be disappointed. Sometimes there are not enough students to run some courses. Sometimes there are not enough places on some courses. We do not make changes after the courses have started in September.
Further Help 21 www.fasttomato.com Register with code WFDL09
22 Good Luck Make your choices wisely Contacts for further advice: Form Tutor Ms D Smart Mr G Widger
23 Key Dates Options Evening –Thursday 12 th February 2015 Choices Forms Returned –Monday 23rd February 2015 (after half term) Individual Interviews –Friday 27th March 2015 Choice Allocations Returned –Monday 22nd June 2015