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1 ’Be the best you can be ’ Key Stage 4 Options Evening January 2012 Welcome! Langley School

2 Introducing The Team Mr. Talbot – Headteacher Mr. Ollier – Head of Careers Mrs. Haywood – Head of Year 9 Mr. Evans – Assistant Headteacher (Student Achievement / Development) Mr. Barratt – Assistant Headteacher (SEN / Inclusion) Mr. Affleck – Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning / Innovation) Mr. Keddie – Assistant Headteacher (Self Evaluation / Accountability) Mrs. Cooke – Assistant Headteacher (CPD / Timetable) Staff will available at the end of this session for specific questions.

3 Believe it or not ….. Congratulations! 2030? A portfolio of careers? Qualifications Is there anything else required apart from qualifications?

4 Your child needs to be….  a flexible, adaptable, creative learner  an independent person who also knows the value of working collaboratively  someone who is ready and willing to put something back into society  determined to succeed  someone with the self-belief to try and risk failure  someone with the confidence to try and try again

5 Aims The Process Courses available How options work within the curriculum Help and support

6 General Guidance Significant issues to consider

7 The Process Stage 1 Information for parents, pupils and staff Option Booklet distributed Thursday 26 th January Options Success Evening Tues 31 st January Stage 2 Subject information for pupils Option Assemblies / Taster Lessons 27 th Feb – 1 st March Stage 3 Parent / Student consultation Yr 9 Reports issued Mon 26 th March Parents’ Evening Thurs 29 th March Form Tutor Support Mon 12 th – 15 th March Year 9 Review Morning Friday 30 th March

8 The Process (continued) Stage 4 Administration and staff consultation Forms collated & Faculty Consultation Mon 2 nd April Onwards Stage 5 Guidance for Success Individual Pupil Interviews Stage 6 Option choices confirmed by letter 4 weeks after Easter

9 Key Stage 4 Courses Art and design Asdan BTEC Construction BTEC Travel & Tourism BTEC Work Skills BTEC PE BTEC Business BTEC Dance Business Studies D&T Graphics D&T Textiles Drama French Geography German H.E Child Development H.E Food & Nutrition History GCSE ICT ICT Nationals (2 GCSE Equivalent) Italian Media Studies Music Photography Physical Education Religious Studies Study Plus Travel & Tourism Core Curriculum English Maths Science Options Religious Education ICT PE

10 The Option Form

11 BTEC Qualifications We have introduced a range of BTECs to provide accessible and appropriate courses for the range of abilities for which we cater. Assessment is based predominantly on coursework that is externally verified. The qualifications have GCSE equivalence of A* - C e.g. a Distinction award = A*/A More information at

12 The EBacc Colleges are increasingly looking at the English Baccalaureate as an entry requirement for A Level pathways. It will be awarded if a student achieves 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including: English Maths Double Science History or Geography French / German / Italian

13 Making the right choice Read through the option booklet Use the Yr 9 Parents’ Evening as an opportunity to talk to teaching staff Ask questions Find out about the courses that are on offer Think about the career paths that your son/daughter may wish to follow. Use the JED link ( Contact Us – Subject teacher

14 School Website

15 Remember All option forms must be returned by Monday 2 nd April 2012

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