KS4 Options - Mayfield School

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Mayfield School
KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS
2015 - 17
Mayfield School
CORE SUBJECTS
Number of GCSEs
(or equivalent)
You will study:
English Language & Literature
2
Maths
1
Science
2
PE
Total
5
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OPTIONS
When selecting your options, you will
choose another 4 subjects, giving you a
total of 9 GCSEs (or equivalent).
Construction is a double option and will
Count for 2 options.
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What are BTECs?
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BTEC – THE NATIONALLY RECOGNISED
VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR
SCHOOLS, SIXTH FORMS, COLLEGES AND
THE WORKING WORLD
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WHY BTECs WORK?
 Encourage skills
development
 Empower learners
 Use locally devised
assignments
 Link theory and realwork situations
 Develop practical
skills and knowledge
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THE BTEC DIFFERENCE
 Preparation for the
world of work
 Learner appeal
 Pace
 Progression
 “Hands on” learning
style
 Ongoing assessment
delivers year–round
motivation
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BTEC SKILLS FOR THE WORLD OF WORK.
 Team Building,
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Teamwork and
Collaboration
Presentation Skills
ICT Skills
Communication Skills –
Written and Oral
Initiative and Selfdirection
Leadership and
Influence
Social Skills
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SCIENCE
Triple Science
Core Science
• Achieve 3 GCSEs:
•Biology
Achieve 2 GCSEs
•Chemistry
•Physics
• 2 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.
Elements of Biology,
Chemistry & Physics
are covered in Core
Science.
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How do I choose Triple Science?
EBacc
√
Geogr
aphy
Arts GCSE
(Max pick
1)
Art
√
Technology
GCSE
(Max pick 1)
Food
History
Photograph
y
Graphics
French
Textiles
Resistant
Materials
Spanish
Foundation
Learning
Asdan
Humanities
Computing
(Entry Level)
Language Skills
√
GCSE
√
GCSE
√
GCSE
√
BTEC
(Max 2
picks)
Computing
OR
ICT
Drama
RE
Business
Health &
SC
Sociology
Dance
Business
Studies
Media
Child
Developme
nt
PE
VIP
Construction
2 options
Music
Triple
Science
√
Public
Services
√
Mayfield School
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.
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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.
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Pick & Mix
Depending on your ability and preferred
learning style you can pick the subjects to
match your strengths and interest.
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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.
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EBacc
EBacc
√
Art
Geogr
aphy
History
√
French
Spanish
Arts GCSE
(Max pick
1)
√
Technology
GCSE
(Max pick 1)
Food
Photograph
y
Graphics
Textiles
Resistant
Materials
√
Foundation
Learning
√
Asdan
Humanities
Computing
(Entry Level)
Language Skills
√
GCSE
√
GCSE
√
GCSE
Computing
OR
ICT
Drama
RE
Health &
SC
Sociology
Business
Studies
Media
Child
Developme
nt
PE
VIP
Construction
2 options
√
BTEC
(Max 2
picks)
Business
√
Dance
Music
Triple
Science
Public
Services
√
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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.
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Open Group
EBacc
√
Arts GCSE
(Max pick
1)
Geogr
aphy
Art
History
Photography
French
√
Textiles
√
Technology
GCSE
(Max pick 1)
Food
√
Graphics
Resistant
Materials
GCSE
Asdan
Humanities
Computing
(Entry Level)
Language Skills
√
GCSE
√
GCSE
√
BTEC
(Max 2
picks)
Computing
Drama
RE
Business
OR
Health &
SC
Sociology
Dance
ICT
Business
Studies
Child
Developme
nt
Spanish
Foundation
Learning
√
√
Media
PE
VIP
Construction
2 options
Music
Triple
Science
Public
Services
√
√
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Foundation Learning
This 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.
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Foundation Learning
EBacc
√
Arts GCSE
(Max pick
1)
Geogr
aphy
Art
History
Photography
French
√
Technology
GCSE
(Max pick 1)
Food
Graphics
Resistant
Materials
Textiles
Spanish
GCSE
Computing
(Entry Level)
√
Humanities
Language Skills
√
GCSE
√
GCSE
√
BTEC
(Max 2
picks)
Computing
Drama
RE
Business
OR
Health &
SC
Sociology
Dance
ICT
Business
Studies
Media
Child
PE
Development
Asdan
Foundation
Learning
√
VIP
Construction
√
Music
√
Triple
Science
Public
Services
√
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VIP
Run 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.
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TIMETABLE
Monday 13 October
Option Assembly
Monday 20 October
Band A
KS4 Taster Lessons
Tuesday 21 October
Band B
Tuesday 4 November
Options Evening
for Parents and Students
(7.00 p.m. start)
Curriculum Evening
Tuesday 11 November
Option 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 27
November
Options Interview with SLT.
Friday 28 November
Option Forms to be returned to Ms L Campbell

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