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 • • • • • 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 • 14-19 Studio School • Opening September 2015 • Based on The Grange Site • 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. • • 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.