Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Year 8 Options Evening Wednesday 15 th February 2012 Welcome Mr Lennox (Headteacher) Curriculum Options for Year 8 Mr Taylor (Deputy Headteacher)"— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Year 8 Options Evening Wednesday 15 th February 2012 Welcome Mr Lennox (Headteacher) Curriculum Options for Year 8 Mr Taylor (Deputy Headteacher) English and MathsCourses from Year 9 to Year 11 Mrs Browne (Core Zone Leader)
Aims of the session To outline the Year 9-11 GCSE and Vocational pathways. To outline how to make a good choice. To explain English and Mathematics courses from Year 9.
Year 9 Courses from September 2012 All Year 8 students will begin GCSE courses in September Subjects that remain non-optional… »English »Mathematics »Science »MFL »R.E. »P.E
Red Pathway Our range of GCSEs Including… Art Astronomy Business Studies Citizenship Computing Dance Drama Food Technology Graphics Geography History Law Media Studies Music P.E Resistant Materials Science: BTEC, Double & Triple Award Sociology Spanish Textiles
The English Baccalaureate A combination of GCSE qualifications includes:- English GCSE Mathematics GCSE Dual/ Triple Science GCSE History or Geography GCSE Any MFL GCSE
Pathways Three GCSE route Optional Vocational Courses (Year 10) Additional English and/or Maths support Four GCSE route Triple Science 2 nd or 3 rd MFL Diploma option (Year 10) LEVEL 5 in English and Maths? ABOVEBELOW
Joe Bloggs W1 Geography I.C.T Graphics Graphics Vehicle Maintenance I want to work as an engineer
These are only for people who are mature and sensible enough to be trusted to go to placements away from school, some are as much as 4 or 5 miles away. These courses will begin in Year 10. We expect to be able to offer courses in: –Construction –Catering –Hair & Beauty –Motor Vehicles Off-site Vocational Courses Blue Pathway
Joe Bloggs W1 Textiles I.C.T Sociology Triple Science Child Dev Drama SpanishComputing I want to work in computers or teaching
Making the right choice... What do I enjoy? What looks interesting to me? What might I do in the future? What do the right people think?
Which teacher do I like? Which subject looks easiest? Which subjects are my friends doing? What do the wrong people think? Making the wrong choice...
Next steps… Read through ‘Options Booklet’ (also available on website Speak to people about the right choice for you RETURN Options forms by THURSDAY 1 st March 2012 Options Counseling Interviews if needed. Year 8 Options Evening
Dates for your Diary February 15 th OPTIONS INFORMATION EVENING February 17 th Data Capture 2 February 19 th –26 th HALF TERM HOLIDAY March 1 st OPTION FORM RETURN DEADLINE March-AprilGuidance Meetings (where needed) June 1 st Data Capture 3
English and Maths Mrs L Browne Head of Core Zone
GCSE English Language and English Literature English Language Unit 1 – 1 X 2hr exam on response to reading and two writing tasks Unit 2 – 3 x Speaking and Listening tasks Unit 3 – a) Extended Reading on a literature text b)2 X Creative writing tasks c) Spoken Language task Exam = 40% Controlled Assessment = 60%
English Literature Unit 1 – 1 x 11/2 hour exam on two literature texts Unit 2 – 1 x 1hr 15 minute exam on poetry Unit 3 – 1 task on Shakespeare and one other text Exam = 75% Controlled Assessment = 25%
Controlled Assessment Pupils will have a set time, usually 2 –3 hours to complete the task in controlled conditions. THIS MEANS – Total concentration in all lessons Attendance in all lessons Taking notes in all lessons Being organised!
GCSE Maths - Sept 2012 Our exam board is Edexcel All sets will follow a linear course Set 1 and 2 study the Higher tier Set 3,4 & 5 study the Foundation tier Set 1 will also study towards either GCSE Statistics or another FSMQ (free standing mathematics qualification).
Linear Course One set of exams in Summer 2015 (summer of Year 11) No coursework Course has 4 key strands (Number, Algebra, Shape & Data)