KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

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Mayfield School
KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS
2014 - 16
Mayfield School
CORE SUBJECTS
Number of GCSEs
(or equivalent)
You will study:
English Language & Literature
2
Maths
1
Science
2
PE
-
Tutorial
1
Total
6
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OPTIONS
When selecting your options, you child will
choose subjects that add up to another 4 GCSEs:
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You may only choose
one subject from each
of the 4 vertical
columns.
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Business Studies
Art
Business Studies
Art
Computing
Business Studies
Food
Drama
Drama
Computing OR ICT
French
Food
Graphic Products
French
Geography
Geography
History
Graphic Products
Media
History
Media
PE
Photography
ICT
Resistant Materials
Photography
RE
PE
Sociology
RE
Textiles
Spanish
Spanish
Resistant Materials
Textiles
Sociology
Triple Science
1 1 1 1
Triple Science
Double
Vocational
Single
2
Health & Social Care (GCSE)
Business (BTEC)
1
1
Music (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC)
FOUNDATION
LEARNING TIER
Combined Humanities
Business (BTEC)
1
1
Public Services
(BTEC)
Language & Study
Support
2
Construction
Business (BTEC)
1
1
Dance (BTEC)
Computing
(Entry Level)
Child Development
(BTEC)
1
1
Media (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC
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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, Teamwork
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and Collaboration
Presentation Skills
ICT Skills
Communication Skills –
Written and Oral
Initiative and Self-direction
Leadership and Influence
Social Skills
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SCIENCE
Triple Science
Core Science
BTEC Science
Achieve 2 GCSEs
Achieve the equivalent
of 2 GCSEs at grades
C to A*
• Achieve 3 GCSEs:
•Biology
•Chemistry
•Physics
• 2 Subjects studied in Core
Science – third science to be
taken as part of options
process.
•Students must have
achieved a Level 6 in their
October report and must
achieve a Level 7 in April
2014.
Elements of Biology,
Chemistry & Physics
are covered in Core
Science.
Mainly coursework
based.
Students will be able to
progress on to Level 3
BTEC Science –
equivalent to 2 A’ Levels
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You may only choose
one subject from each
of the 4 vertical
columns.
Option A
Option B
Option C
Option D
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Business Studies
Art
Business Studies
Art
Computing
Business Studies
Food
Drama
Drama
Computing OR ICT
French
Food
Graphic Products
French
Geography
Geography
History
Graphic Products
Media
History
Media
PE
Photography
ICT
Resistant Materials
Photography
RE
PE
Sociology
RE
Textiles
Spanish
Spanish
Resistant Materials
Textiles
Sociology
Triple Science
Triple Science
Double
Health & Social Care (GCSE)
Business (BTEC)
Vocational
Single
Music (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC)
FOUNDATION
LEARNING TIER
Combined Humanities
Construction
Business (BTEC)
Business (BTEC)
Child Development
(BTEC)
Public Services
(BTEC)
Dance (BTEC)
Media (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC
Language & Study
Support
Computing
(Entry Level)
ASDAN
Mayfield School
WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK
YOURSELF?
 What do I like doing?
 How do I like to learn?
 Have I got any ideas about what I would like to
do in the future?
 What are they?
 What am I good at?
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MAKING THEIR CHOICES.
Rules to follow:

If you choose BTEC Business, you should NOT choose Business Studies.
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You should NOT take BOTH Art & Photography.
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You should NOT take BOTH Art & Textiles.
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You should ONLY take ONE technology subject.
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You should ONLY take Spanish if you have studied it in Year 9
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You should NOT choose more that 2 BTEC subjects.
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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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EXAMPLE 1
You will choose 4 single GCSE subjects (one
from each of the Option blocks A-D) for
example:
Spanish
Art
Geography
Drama
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You may only choose
one subject from each
of the 4 vertical
columns.
Option A
Option B
Option C
Option D
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Business Studies
Art
Business Studies
Art
Computing
Business Studies
Food
Drama
Drama
Computing OR ICT
French
Food
Graphic Products
French
Geography
Geography
History
Graphic Products
Media
History
Media
PE
Photography
ICT
Resistant Materials
Photography
RE
PE
Sociology
RE
Textiles
Spanish
Spanish
Resistant Materials
Textiles
Sociology
Triple Science
Triple Science
Double
Health & Social Care (GCSE)
Business (BTEC)
Single
Music (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC)
FOUNDATION
LEARNING TIER
Combined Humanities
Construction
Business (BTEC)
Business (BTEC)
Child Development
(BTEC)
Public Services
(BTEC)
Dance (BTEC)
Media (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC
Language & Study
Support
Computing
(Entry Level)
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EXAMPLE 2
You will choose 1 double award subject from either
columns A/B or C/D and 2 single award subjects from
the other columns, for example:
Drama
Health & Social Care
Computing
Food
Construction
ICT
Mayfield School
You may only choose
one subject from each
of the 4 vertical
columns.
Option A
Option B
Option C
Option D
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Business Studies
Art
Business Studies
Art
Computing
Business Studies
Food
Drama
Drama
Computing OR ICT
French
Food
Graphic Products
French
Geography
Geography
History
Graphic Products
Media
History
Media
PE
Photography
ICT
Resistant Materials
Photography
RE
PE
Sociology
RE
Textiles
Spanish
Spanish
Resistant Materials
Textiles
Sociology
Triple Science
Triple Science
Double
Health & Social Care (GCSE)
Business (BTEC)
Single
Music (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC)
FOUNDATION
LEARNING TIER
Combined Humanities
Construction
Business (BTEC)
Business (BTEC)
Child Development
(BTEC)
Public Services
(BTEC)
Dance (BTEC)
Media (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC
Language & Study
Support
Computing
(Entry Level)
ASDAN
Mayfield School
EXAMPLE 3
You will choose 2 single BTEC subjects
and 2 GCSE subjects. For example:
Music (BTEC)
Sociology
Business (BTEC)
Spanish
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You may only choose
one subject from each
of the 4 vertical
columns.
Option A
Option B
Option C
Option D
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Business Studies
Art
Business Studies
Art
Computing
Business Studies
Food
Drama
Drama
Computing OR ICT
French
Food
Graphic Products
French
Geography
Geography
History
Graphic Products
Media
History
Media
PE
Photography
ICT
Resistant Materials
Photography
RE
PE
Sociology
RE
Textiles
Spanish
Spanish
Resistant Materials
Textiles
Sociology
Triple Science
Triple Science
Double
Health & Social Care (GCSE)
Business (BTEC)
Single
Music (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC)
FOUNDATION
LEARNING TIER
Combined Humanities
Construction
Business (BTEC)
Business (BTEC)
Child Development
(BTEC)
Public Services
(BTEC)
Dance (BTEC)
Media (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC
Language & Study
Support
Computing
(Entry Level)
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Mayfield School
Foundation Learning Tier
This is designed to help meet the needs of students who
have learning difficulties or who are at an early stage of
learning English.
Students may choose all Foundation Learning subjects
or may supplement their choices with GCSE(s) or BTEC(s)
as appropriate.
Your specific needs should be discussed with Mr Dixon,
Mrs Alexander or Mrs Garland.
Mayfield School
You may only choose
one subject from each
of the 4 vertical
columns.
Option A
Option B
Option C
Option D
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Business Studies
Art
Business Studies
Art
Computing
Business Studies
Food
Drama
Drama
Computing OR ICT
French
Food
Graphic Products
French
Geography
Geography
History
Graphic Products
Media
History
Media
PE
Photography
ICT
Resistant Materials
Photography
RE
PE
Sociology
RE
Textiles
Spanish
Spanish
Resistant Materials
Textiles
Sociology
Triple Science
Triple Science
Double
Health & Social Care (GCSE)
Business (BTEC)
Single
Music (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC)
FOUNDATION
LEARNING TIER
Combined Humanities
Construction
Business (BTEC)
Business (BTEC)
Child Development
(BTEC)
Public Services
(BTEC)
Dance (BTEC)
Media (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC
Language & Study
Support
Computing
(Entry Level)
ASDAN
Mayfield School
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 Options’ Form as normal
(total of 4 choices) but also highlight VIP.
Mayfield School
You may only choose
one subject from each
of the 4 vertical
columns.
Option A
Option B
Option C
Option D
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Choose one from:
Business Studies
Art
Business Studies
Art
Computing
Business Studies
Food
Drama
Drama
Computing OR ICT
French
Food
Graphic Products
French
Geography
Geography
History
Graphic Products
Media
History
Media
PE
Photography
ICT
Resistant Materials
Photography
RE
PE
Sociology
RE
Textiles
Spanish
Spanish
Resistant Materials
Textiles
Sociology
Triple Science
Triple Science
Double
Health & Social Care (GCSE)
Business (BTEC)
Single
Music (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC)
FOUNDATION
LEARNING TIER
Combined Humanities
Construction
Business (BTEC)
Business (BTEC)
Child Development
(BTEC)
Public Services
(BTEC)
Dance (BTEC)
Media (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC
Language & Study
Support
Computing
(Entry Level)
VIP
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TIMETABLE
Wednesday 23 October
Options’ Assembly
Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 &
Friday 8 November
KS4 Taster Lessons
Options Evening
Wednesday 13 November
for Parents and Students
(7.00 p.m. start)
KS4 Transition Conversations
Tuesday 3 December
(with senior staff)
Option Forms will be handed out and completed at this time.

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