Presentation on theme: "GCSE Options 2013 for 2014/2015 Information Evening for Year 9 Students and Parents."— Presentation transcript:
GCSE Options 2013 for 2014/2015 Information Evening for Year 9 Students and Parents
GCSE pass grades ranging from ‘A* to G’ BTEC pass, merit and distinction NVQ Level 1 (construction and hairdressing) Different tiers of entry in some subjects (e.g. English, Maths, Science) Combination of exam papers and controlled assessment for most subjects. Qualifications
GCSE English and English Literature (6 hours) GCSE Maths (6 hours.) GCSE Double / Triple Science (9 hours.) Single GCSE ( 5hours) Double GCSE and NVQ (10hours) GCSE RE (3 hours.) Core PE (3 hours.) PSHE (2 hr.) Key Skills inc ICT and WRL(1 hour) Core curriculum (Generally 7/8 GCSEs) Number of hours a fortnight. We run a 2 week timetable.
Your child will study for English (1 GCSE) or English Language (with Literature, 2 GCSEs)
Those who opted for Separate Sciences at the end of Year 8 are currently completing a KS3 Science Bridging course, and in January / February 2013 they will be beginning their GCSE courses. They will rotate between Specialist teachers for Biology, Chemistry and Physics for the rest of Year 9. Students will sit their GCSE exams for all of the Sciences at the end of Year 11. Separate Sciences
Each Science subject consists of… 3 exams worth 25% each. Controlled assessment coursework worth 25% Separate Sciences
Any students not in a Separate Sciences group will take GCSE Core Science in Year 10. There are three separate exams worth 25% each that students will sit at the end of Year 10 in June Controlled assessment is worth 25%. Students will have a Science GCSE at the end of Year 10. Core GCSE Science
Students who have completed the Core Science GCSE at the end of Y10 will go on to do one of the following courses in Y11. GCSE Additional Science BTEC Applied Science (GCSE equivalent) Year 11 Science
GCSE Religious Studies Religious Studies (Full Course) All students will have the chance to take this exam and receive a full GCSE in the subject. It is 100% examination and consists of 4 examinations: 1. Philosophy 1 (25%) 2. Philosophy 2 (25%) 3.Ethics 1 (25%) 4.Ethics 2 (25%) ALL exams are taken in the summer of Y11. The course is split into two sections: Philosophy and Ethics and whilst we study these mainly from a Christian perspective, other religions will be studied as an alternative view.
What do you enjoy? What are you best at? What sort of learning suits you best? Specific career goals and qualifications needed Best 8 6 th Form progression Option preferences – what to consider
Option subjects (Generally 4 choices made 5 hours for each single option) Double Options GCSE Applied Art and Design (equiv. to 2 GCSEs) Construction (NVQ) Hairdressing (NVQ) Single Options GCSE Art and Design GCSE Business Studies GCSE Child Development GCSE Music GCSE PE GCSE Food GCSE Textiles GCSE Product Design GCSE Resistant Materials GCSE Media GCSE ICT GCSE Computing BTEC Business If your child DOES NOT study Triple Science, they must pick at least one of these options GCSE Spanish GCSE French GCSE Geography GCSE History
DATES: Wednesday 4 th December Option Interview You will also receive progress report so you can see how well you child is doing in subjects 12 th December is Year 9 Parents evening where you can discuss options with subject staff Deadline for receipt of Option Preference Forms Friday 13 th December Key Dates
How are Options allocated? You will be asked for 4 options with two reserves You MUST put these in order of preference If you don’t pick reserves your form will be sent back The choices are entered into the options software and then the computer automatically put the options in blocks that BEST FITS the majority of students. If your option choices will not fit the computer generated blocks you will be contacted.
Option Booklet Blue piece of paper List of venues A bell will be rung to signal the end of each session to go to Tonight
For you to gather more information about the option subject to ask any questions which are relevant to the subject or to your child in particular Senior staff are also available to answer any general enquiries Purpose of these sessions