Year 9 into 10 Learning Pathways Evening January 2015[2]

Report
Year 9 into 10 Learning Pathways Evening
Wednesday 21 st January 2015
At LHS we aim to:
Provide a curriculum that engages ALL of our pupils and meets all the
recommendations from the Review of Qualifications for 14-19
Ensure the curriculum we offer includes appropriate vocational
qualifications that service the changing needs of our cohorts and are
meaningful for our pupils and are included in the new performance
measures
Ensure all pupils have access to personal support and careers
guidance. All year 9 and 11 pupils to have regular dialogue with
appropriate staff regarding progress, aspirations and learning pathway
Ensure that our pupils perform well in attaining the qualifications
most valued by employers and post-16 and higher education
providers as well as by parents, pupils and schools
What kind of learners do we want?
Do we want 19th Century learners or 21st Century learners?
Qualified for Life
What is changing and why?
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New qualifications for GCSE English Language,
English Literature, Maths Numeracy and
Mathematics to commence in September 2015
A revised and more rigorous WBQ at intermediate
and advanced levels from September 2015
Welsh Baccalaureate
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Revised and more rigorous for September 2015 with a focus on
employability skills
3 levels: Foundation (L1), National (L2) and Advanced (L3)
Grading will now apply at all levels
Foundation: Pass* and Pass
National: A*, A, B and C
Advanced: A*, A, B, C, D and E
Individual project = 50%
Enterprise, Global Citizenship and Community Challenges = 50%
Targets
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5 GCSE A*-G grades or equivalent for all - Level 1
Threshold measure
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5 GCSE A*-C grades or equivalent for many, including
English and Maths – Level 2 + Threshold
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New measure – the Capped 9 Points Score
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At 16-19 students then progress to either Level 2 or
Level 3 qualifications, (A level or equivalent),
depending upon 14-16 progress
4 Learning Pathways
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Some areas of the curriculum are
compulsory
The rest is yours to shape
Learning Pathways 14-19
Pathway 1
Pathway 2 and 3
Pathway 4
At the end of year 9
my targets are:
At the end of year 9 my
targets are:
At the end of year 9 my
targets are:
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Levels 3 and 4
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Levels 5 and 6
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Levels 6 and 7
THE CORE
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GCSE English Language and English Literature
GCSE Mathematics Numeracy and GCSE Mathematics
Physical Education (2 hours)
Core +
Science – IVQ or GCSE
 GCSE Religious Studies
 GCSE Welsh
Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification
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And then it’s over to
you!
Learning Pathways 14-19
GCSE
BTEC/IVQ
College Courses*
Art and Design
Business Studies
Catering
Computer Science
Drama
DT Resistant Materials
DT Electronics
DT Product Design
French
Geography
German
History
IT
Music
PE
Textiles
Art and Design
Auto Mechanics
Construction and the Built
Environment
Hair and Beauty
Heating and Ventilation
Engineering
Health and Social Care
IVQ Hospitality and
Catering
IVQ Hospitality and Events
Management
Sport/Outdoor Education
Performing Arts
College Courses*These are the
courses we have offered in the past.
They are delivered by Cardiff and the
Vale College or a training provider. The
subjects offered will depend on the
number of students interested and
the availability of courses. The
qualifications you can achieve are
either BTECs or industry based
qualifications.
KEEPING YOUR OPTIONS OPEN
Discipline :
Subjects :
Creative
Art, Drama, Music, BTEC Performing Arts, PE, BTEC
Sport
Humanities
Geography, History
Modern Foreign Languages
French, German
Social Sciences
Business Studies, IT, BTEC Health and Social Care,
Computer Science
Technology
Catering, DT Electronics, DT Resistant Materials,
Textiles, BTEC Engineering, BTEC Hospitality and
Catering and events management, BTEC
Construction
Forbidden combinations…
You cannot do this subject
With
This subject
GCSE PE
X
BTEC Sport
GCSE Catering
X
BTEC Hospitality and Catering
GCSE DT Resistant Materials
X
BTEC Engineering
GCSE Music
X
BTEC Performing Arts
GCSE Drama
X
BTEC Performing Arts
Good reasons for Options Choices
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Interest/enjoyment in the subject area
Aptitude or ability in the subject area
Subject choice at post-16
Of possible use in a future career
Good advice has been sought; from parents,
Subject teachers, Form Tutors, Head of Year,
Careers Officer, Cardiff 14-19 Network website,
Careers Wales website etc
Bad reasons for Options choices
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My friend is doing it!
Subject is new!
I like my teacher!
I do not like my teacher!
Gender reasons!
Choice of parents/guardians/other interested
adults!
Option columns
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There will be 4 of these
Many students will need to put Science in one of
these option columns, this is explained below
This will leave up to 3 other subjects which need to
be chosen
Pathway 1
This pathway suits learners who prefer vocational
qualifications and coursework
It is designed to reduce the number of exams that learners sit
Support for Maths and English
Includes a ‘Skills for Life’ programme and a wide range of
BTEC and vocational qualifications
Target levels 3 and 4
Pathway 2
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Core subjects and IVQ/Core Science (5 hours)
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RE to Full Course GCSE and Welsh Short Course
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4 options choices to make
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Range of BTEC and GCSE courses
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Target levels 5 and 6
Pathway 3
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Core Science and Additional Science (10 hours)
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RE and Welsh to Full Course GCSE level
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3 option choices
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Range of BTEC and GCSE courses
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Target levels 5 and 6
Pathway 4
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Core Science and Additional Science (10 hours)
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RE and Welsh to Full Course GCSE level
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3 option choices
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BTEC Engineering and a range of GCSE courses
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Triple Science is available in this pathway which is needed to pursue
Sciences to A-Level
Target levels 6 and 7
Changes to Science
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Either IVQ Applied Science
Or IVQ Applied Science or GCSE Science in Y10
and 11
Or GCSE Science in Y10 and GCSE Additional
Science in Y11
Or Triple Science – Biology, Chemistry and Physics
(3 GCSEs)
IVQ APPLIED SCIENCE
WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Applied
Science offers a learning experience
that focuses learning for 14-16 year
olds through applied learning i.e.
acquiring and applying knowledge,
skills and understanding through
purposeful tasks set in sector or subject
contexts that have many of the
characteristics of real work.
IVQ Applied Science
Enables learners to learn in such a way that they develop:
 skills required for independent learning and
development
 a range of generic and transferable skills
 the ability to solve problems
 the skills of project based research, development and
presentation
 the fundamental ability to work alongside other
professionals, in a professional environment
 the ability to apply learning in vocational contexts.
Extended Opportunities
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Available to all students to apply but places are
limited
A vocational placement with a college, training
provider or partner school for one day a week, with
the possibility of a vocational qualification
YEAR 10
3 CHALLENGES
YEAR 11
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT
3 CHALLENGES +
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT
SKILLS
CHALLENGE
CERTIFICATE
COMMUNITY CHALLENGE
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP CHALLENGE
ENTERPRISE & EMPLOYABILITY CHALLENGE
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT
3 CHALLENGES +
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT
SKILLS
CHALLENGE
CERTIFICATE
GRADED
A*- C, PASS*, PASS
SKILLS CHALLENGE
CERTIFICATE
+
5 GCSEs
WELSH
BACCALAUREATE
NATIONAL (A*-C)
FOUNDATION(PASS
*/PASS)
BTEC at LLANISHEN HIGH
SCHOOL
2015 -17
What are BTEC qualifications??
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BTEC’s are work-related qualifications suitable for
all students.
BTEC’s are built to accommodate the needs of
employers and allow progression to university.
They provide a practical, real-world approach to
learning.
They can be taken alongside, or in place of, GCSE’s
and A levels.
BTEC’s have been around for nearly 30 years and their
reputation is second to none.
They're recognised by schools, colleges,
universities, employers and professional
bodies across the UK.
They offer natural progression along a vocational path,
from and to academic qualifications and university.
BTEC PROVISION 2015- 17
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Each BTEC is made up of units. The number of
units is dependent on the level and size of BTEC
being studied e.g.
BTEC Award = 4 units studied,
BTEC Certificate = 6-8 units studied
BTEC Extended Certificate = 8-10 units studied.
Therefore students will be offered EITHER;
The AWARD = 120 HOURS of teaching =
equivalent to 1 GCSE (1 option column)
Or
The CERTIFICATE = 240 HOURS of teaching =
equivalent to 2 GCSE’s (2 option columns)
Or
The EXTENDED CERTIFICATE = 360 HOURS of teaching = equivalent to 3
GCSE’s (2 option columns)
Final Points
For some BTEC qualifications there WILL BE A
SHORT EXAM worth 25%of the final grade.
There is a limit on the amount of BTEC
qualifications that students will be allowed to take
in 2015 and this is 2 x 2 grades or 4 x 1 grade
qualifications.
For more information see Mr Charles (QN & BTEC
Sport) or Mrs Leon (Lead Internal verifier BTEC
Health and Social Care).
Recap of Vocational courses offered at LHS:
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BTEC Construction and the Built Environment
BTEC Engineering
BTEC Health and Social Care
BTEC Sport and Outdoor Education
IVQ Hospitality and Events Management
BTEC Performing Arts
IVQ Science
BTEC Vocational studies
BTEC Jamie Oliver Home cooking
BTEC Personal Finance
How to take these
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BTEC Sport and Health and Social Care all take up 2 of
the option choices
This means both BTEC Sport and Health and Social Care
will give you 2 grades equivalent to 2 GCSE’s minimum
ALL BTEC QUALIFICATIONS ARE GRADED INLINE WITH
GCSE SUBJECTS. HOWEVER BTEC QUALIFICATIONS ARE
GRADED FROM A*-C not A*-G
Next steps….
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Students completed the Careers Wales online ‘Free Choice’ survey
From this, option columns have been devised that allow broad &
balanced choices and as many student preferences as possible
All students will be interviewed by SLT on their targets and future
choices (end January/early Feb)
Learning Pathways booklet/Careers Wales online/Options
forms/Assembly talks all available
Full written report - 9th February
Year 9 Parents Evening - Wednesday 11th February
Students make final choices – Deadline Tuesday 24th February
Viable choices are timetabled
All the information that has been presented tonight
will be available on the Year 9 section of the school
website:
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This powerpoint
Learning Pathways Booklet
Option Choice Sheets
Qualified for Life Guidance
Thank you for attending this evening
Senior staff and the Year 9 team are all available
after this presentation for further discussion

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