5 BTEC – THE NATIONALLY RECOGNISED VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR SCHOOLS, SIXTH FORMS, COLLEGES AND THE WORKING WORLD
6 WHY BTECs WORK? Encourage skills development Empower learners Use locally devised assignmentsLink theory and real-work situationsDevelop practical skills and knowledge
7 THE BTEC DIFFERENCE Preparation for the world of work Learner appeal PaceProgression“Hands on” learning styleOngoing assessment delivers year–round motivation
8 BTEC SKILLS FOR THE WORLD OF WORK. Team Building, Teamwork and CollaborationPresentation SkillsICT SkillsCommunication Skills – Written and OralInitiative and Self-directionLeadership and InfluenceSocial Skills
9 SCIENCE Triple Science Core Science Achieve 3 GCSEs: Biology ChemistryPhysics2 Subjects studied in Core Science – third science to be taken as part of options process.Students must have achieved a Level 6c in their latest report and must achieve a Level 7 in April 2015.Core ScienceAchieve 2 GCSEsElements of Biology,Chemistry & Physicsare covered in CoreScience.
10 How do I choose Triple Science? EBacc√Arts GCSE(Max pick 1)Technology GCSEGCSEBTEC(Max 2 picks)GeographyArtFoodComputingORICTDramaREBusinessHistoryPhotographyGraphicsHealth & SCSociologyDanceFrenchTextilesResistant MaterialsBusiness StudiesMediaMusicSpanishChild DevelopmentPETriple SciencePublic ServicesFoundation LearningAsdanHumanitiesVIPComputing (Entry Level)Language SkillsConstruction2 options
11 WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK YOURSELF? What do I like doing?How do I like to learn?What am I good at?Have I got any ideas about what I would like to do in the future?What are they?If you know what career you want to follow, research the qualifications needed and work backwards.
12 MAKING YOUR CHOICES. Rules to follow: You may only choose Triple Science if you are currently and consistently performing at L6.If you choose BTEC Business, you should NOT choose Business Studies.You should ONLY take ONE of Art, Photography or Textiles.You should ONLY take ONE Technology subject.You should ONLY take Spanish if you have studied it in Year 9.You should NOT choose more than 2 BTEC subjects.Many of the ‘top’ universities require a modern language at GCSE – but this does not apply to all universities and all courses. It is important that you researches this.If you don’t know what you want to do in the future, it is important that you study a range of different subjects.
13 Pick & MixDepending on your ability and preferred learning style you can pick the subjects to match your strengths and interest.
14 EBacc If your MEL is Level 5+ you are advised to take the EBacc pathway:You MUST choose History OR Geography.You MUST choose French OR Spanish.You can choose and 2 other subjects.
16 Open Group You can choose any 4 subjects. You may only take a maximum of 2 BTECs.We would encourage you to take a balance of practical and theory based subjects.
17 Open Group √ EBacc Arts GCSE (Max pick 1) Technology GCSE GCSE BTEC (Max 2 picks)GeographyArtFoodComputingORICTDramaREBusinessHistoryPhotographyGraphicsHealth & SCSociologyDanceFrenchTextilesResistant MaterialsBusiness StudiesMediaMusicSpanishChild DevelopmentPETriple SciencePublic ServicesFoundation LearningAsdanHumanitiesVIPComputing (Entry Level)Language SkillsConstruction2 options
18 Foundation LearningThis is suitable for you if you have learning difficulties or are at an early stage of learning English. You may take all Foundation Learning subjects or you may combine some with GCSEs or BTECs according to your interests and talents.
20 VIPRun by the Business Education Partnership (BEP) - designed for students who, for whatever reason, would benefit from a one day work placement per week. Students complete the Option Form as normal (total of 4 choices) but also tick VIP.
21 TIMETABLE Option Assembly KS4 Taster Lessons Options Evening Monday 13 OctoberOption AssemblyMonday 20 OctoberBand ATuesday 21 OctoberBand BKS4 Taster LessonsTuesday 4 NovemberOptions Eveningfor Parents and Students(7.00 p.m. start)Tuesday 11 NovemberCurriculum EveningOption Forms will be handed out and completed at this time.Mrs Adam & SLT will be available to discuss any issues or concerns.Monday 24 – Thursday 27NovemberOptions Interview with SLT.Friday 28 NovemberOption Forms to be returned to Ms L Campbell