Year 9 Options Speech to Parents

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Year 9 Options
Year 10 & 11 in 2015-17
Changes.....
• 9 (high)
A*-G
• 1 (low)
Changes.....
• English and Maths new curriculum
• More challenging, so 20% more time needed.
• Reluctantly therefore, we have to drop an option.
Changes....
• Shift from attainment to progress
• Focus is no longer on getting a C grade
• Every student needs to reach their target e.g. 7
• No indication yet what ‘good’ attainment is
• We will keep you informed....
9 Qualifications
Core Subjects
Option 1
Option 2
GCSE English Language
GCSE Triple Science
GCSE Italian
GCSE English Literature
GCSE History
GCSE History
GCSE Maths
GCSE Geography
GCSE Geography
GCSE Religious Studies
GCSE Computing
GCSE PE
GCSE Technology Option from Year 8 GCSE French
GCSE Dance
GCSE Double Science
GCSE Spanish
GCSE Business Studies
PE (non-examined)
GCSE German
Certificate of Financial Education
Not sure which option to pick,
but would like to be in a class
which has extra support for
Literacy and/or SEN. *
GCSE Drama
GCSE Music
GCSE Computing
GCSE ICT
Students
have to
study these
GCSE Media Studies
GCSE Photography
BTEC Health & Social Care
Subject support*
Thrive*
The English Baccalaurate
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English Language
Maths
Two or Double Science (including Computer Science)
Geography or History
A modern language (French, Spanish, German or
Italian)
A*-C in all of these subjects
Not compulsory
Not a qualification, a performance measure
Dates
• Thursday 15th January – Year 9 Parents and
Options Evening
• Thursday 22nd January – Learning for Life Taster
Lessons
• Monday 2nd February – Deadline for Options
Form Completion
• After half term – confirmation of your Options
Post-16
• Dave Williams
• Assistant Director Post-16
• Available in the foyer for
any question
Digitech
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14-19 Studio School
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Opening September 2015
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Based on The Grange Site
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Specialisms in high tech industries,
advanced engineering and creative
and digital industries and the
proposers will work in partnership
with a number of local employers
across south Gloucestershire.
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Martina Veale – Principal
Available in the Foyer for any
questions
Staff available for advice this evening
Available in the Foyer
• Dan East – GCSE Business Studies and Certificate in Finance
• Jess Nash – GCSE Photography
• Pete O’Donnell – GCSE Art & Design
Please
• Hannah Weatherson – GCSE Media Studies
otherwise
speak to staff
• Emma Channing – GCSE Dance
in subject
areas.
• Debbi Reed – BTEC Health and Social Care
• Kevin Milburn – GCSE Science options
• David Williams – Assistant Director of Post-16
• Martina Veale – Principal of Digitech Studio School
Elsewhere....
• Hilary Meakin (GCSE Italian) – Main Hall
Taster Day 22nd January
X
Y
Z
Business
Dance
Media
(Mr East)
(Ms Channing)
(Mrs Weatherson)
Media
Health & Social Care
Photography
(Mr Rees)
(Dr Reed)
(Ms Nash)
Italian
Photography
Business
(Ms Meakin)
(Mr O’Donnell)
(Ms Gibbons)
Argh Help!
• Should I study this subject? Ask your subject teacher.
• Don’t know what to pick? Ask your Head of
Community.
• I think I want to study Business, but I don’t know what
it involves. Taster day on 22nd January.
• Argh, don’t understand the options process? Ask me!
Options Information Speeches
with Ms Willis – Vice Principal
Cabot Eye
5pm
5:45pm
6:30pm
The speech will last 10 minutes.
Ms Willis is available for questions
afterwards.
For info: Religious education in English
schools: Non-statutory guidance 2010
All academies are required, through their
funding agreements, to teach RE.
For academies without a religious character, this
will be the locally agreed syllabus.
All pupils are entitled to receive RE as part of a
broad and balanced curriculum at school
which promotes their spiritual, moral, social
and cultural development.

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