AT KEY STAGE 3: Art Citizenship Drama English Geography History ICT Maths Modern Foreign Languages Physical Education RE Science Technology All students in Year 9 have taken these 13 subjects for three years
English (Language & Literature) Maths (Higher / Foundation / EL) Science (Separate Sciences / Dual Award / BTEC/EL) Computing (OCR Nationals) RE (Core) PE (Practical Options)
Art Art Textiles Business Studies Child Development Computing Creative I Media Drama ELBS Food French Geography Humanities Graphic Products Health & Social Care History Italian Media Music PE Prof Catering RE Resistant Materials Separate Science Textiles
Construction L2 / L1 Dance L2 Sport L2 Travel & Tourism L2 Motor Vehicle L1 Hair / Beauty L1
These are :- Work related subjects that suit students who are ready to learn useful skills for the type of work they might want to do Practical courses that allow you to develop general skills Assessed through a mix of exams and collecting evidence of your skills A mixture of BTEC Level 2 courses and Level 1 Courses
YOUR ROUTE THROUGH KEY STAGE 4 Your Tutor will help guide you through the choices and Core Subjects in the coming months. There will be some important factors to consider alongside just choosing your favourite subjects.
ENGLISH AND MATHS Yes, the first aim at the end of Year 11 is to achieve your expected progress (3 levels) English and Maths are a necessity if you want a promising job, career and life so passes at A*-C in E & M is a key target. So remember whatever you choose to do with your life you really need to achieve English and Maths You will have almost double the time for English and Maths in the curriculum next year to help you achieve this aim !!
DO CHOOSE A COURSE BECAUSE: It fits your interests and abilities You are good at it and think you will enjoy it It goes well with your other choices It links to a career plan or idea You think you might want to continue studying it post 16 It will help you meet the entry requirements for the post-16 option that interest you It will help to give you plenty of choice post 16
DON’T CHOOSE A COURSE BECAUSE: Your friends have chosen it You think it will be easy Someone else thinks that it is a good idea for you to do it You like the teacher you have now
WHAT’S NEXT? Work with your Tutor on your route through the options! Start to research courses ! Find out what you need for your plans at 16+ Talk to your subject teachers ! Speak to older students that you know. Attend options evening (Tues 13th January)
1 v 1 Interviews These start with your Form Tutor next week and will be a regular part of each week to the end of December when we will print your route tickets.