Presentation on theme: "Y9 Option Pathways 2013 to 2015. Aim of the Evening To fully explain the process of the Y9 Option Pathways from the point of view of pupils in the school."— Presentation transcript:
Aim of the Evening To fully explain the process of the Y9 Option Pathways from the point of view of pupils in the school. To give advice on how you can help in this process. To very briefly, explain some of the recent national developments in education and their impact at Hanham.
What will you be doing in 10 years time? http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=QeoKQbT8BKs&list=PL83 EB4F14FF28BA01
What you have to study…….. English Language (Literature – most pupils) (Literature – most pupils) Maths Science PE Preparation for Working Life RS
Types of Qualifications GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education A*-C grades at GCSE are called Level 2 qualifications. D-G grades at GCSE are called Level 1 qualifications. These are the benchmarks against which other qualifications are measured.
Types of Qualification Applied or vocational qualifications are delivered through BTEC and OCR Nationals courses. These are now called ‘equivalent courses’. High quality vocational qualifications count as equivalent GCSEs.
The Option Choices Performing Arts Art & Design ICT & Business Languages Sport & PE Humanities Design Technology Triple Science Social Sciences
Making the Right Choice Which subjects do you enjoy? Which subjects are you good at? Subjects can be different in Y10. Which subjects do you need for your chosen career? Are you making a broad and balanced selection?
Timeline so Far…. Pupils receive careers guidance in: Personal Challenge lessons Tutor time – Skills4Life programme Pupils attended ‘Ambitions Event’ Subject teachers provide information in lessons and through a series of assemblies Pathways Booklet sent home to parents. Tuesday 16 th April – Pathways Evening Pupils identified onto Learning Pathways
What Happens Next ….. Wednesday 24 th April - P arents’ Subject Evening Week beginning 29 th April – Mr Bevan, Ms Postlethwaite and Mr Taylor interview all pupils and complete the final option form, which then goes home for parental approval and signing. June - Y10 Courses confirmed. Contact Ms Postlethwaite or Mr Taylor if you have any specific concerns.
Our View We have a continued commitment to BTECs. We will also actively support more pupils who wish to pursue subjects that lead onto the English Bac. We have structured the pathways so that we will meet individual pupil’s needs. Our aim is to produce a truly personalised curriculum to allow each pupil to achieve their potential.
Pathways: In order to help you make the right choice….
Option Blocks: An example of what the final form might look….
Next Steps (now) Collect from your child’s tutor this year’s Option Block form. (Mr Taylor will be SFM and Ms Postlethwaite will be VKA) See Mr Bevan or Mrs Lovell if you have any questions or feel your child may benefit from a Foundation Learning Pathway.
Next Steps (later) Discuss with your child the booklet, the pathways and the Options Form. Speak to teachers at the Parents’ Evening next week. Wait for your child to be interviewed at school and discuss choices with them. Sign and return the Final Options Form after pupil interview.
National Curriculum Tests (NCTs) Since the removal of the NCTs we have re-introduced an assessment week 6 th – 10 th May 2012 Pupils will continue to be assessed rigorously in Year 9 and some courses will have limited places. Excellent behaviour, a positive attitude to learning and progress in class are vital.
Online Evaluation Hanham High School website Hanham High School website http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XDQ3J7P
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