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FRAM
Key Stage 4
Options Evening
2015
Welcome
Ms Furneaux
Headteacher
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
Mr Yassin
Deputy Headteacher
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
These are subjects which all students must study.
Core Subjects
English Language, English Literature, Maths, 2 Science qualifications,
Religion and Citizenship, Computing, PE and PSHEE.
(Please note that core PE and PSHEE do not lead to a GCSE qualification)
Key Stage 4
Option
Pathways
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
These are subjects which all students must study.
Core Subjects
English Language, English Literature, Maths, 2 Science qualifications,
Religion and Citizenship, Computing, PE and PSHEE.
(Please note that core PE and PSHEE do not lead to a GCSE qualification)
Pathway 1
Four GCSE options to be taken. Leads to a total of 11
GCSEs for most students.
(includes EBacc)
Key Stage 4
Option
Pathways
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
These are subjects which all students must study.
Core Subjects
English Language, English Literature, Maths, 2 Science qualifications,
Religion and Citizenship, Computing, PE and PSHEE.
(Please note that core PE and PSHEE do not lead to a GCSE qualification)
Pathway 1
Four GCSE options to be taken. Leads to a total of 11
GCSEs for most students.
(includes EBacc)
Key Stage 4
Option
Pathways
Pathway 2
Two GCSE options to be taken & a Level 2 Vocational
Course. (includes EBacc)
Equivalent to A* - C at GCSE
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
These are subjects which all students must study.
Core Subjects
English Language, English Literature, Maths, 2 Science qualifications,
Religion and Citizenship, Computing, PE and PSHEE.
(Please note that core PE and PSHEE do not lead to a GCSE qualification)
Pathway 1
Four GCSE options to be taken. Leads to a total of 11
GCSEs for most students.
(includes EBacc)
Key Stage 4
Option
Pathways
Pathway 2
Two GCSE options to be taken & a Level 2 Vocational
Course. (includes EBacc)
Equivalent to A* - C at GCSE
Pathway 3
Up to two GCSE options to be taken & a Level 1
Vocational Course.
Equivalent to D – G at GCSE
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
Pathway 1
 This route would be most suitable for learners wishing to study A-Levels or
equivalent qualifications at college or sixth-form or hoping to go to
university in the future.
 Choosing 4 further GCSEs that are studied in addition to the core subjects.
 Wide variety of GCSEs to choose from – details in the option booklet and
from the ‘stalls’ in the gym after this presentation.
 Students wishing to study GCSE Dance, please remember that you will still
need to choose an option from Block 1.
 Option Block Amendment: History is now available in Blocks 2, 3, and 4.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
Why take Pathway 1?
 The courses provide a strong foundation for post-16 courses (especially A
Level) and higher education (e.g. university) – controlled assessment and
exam experience.
 A range GCSEs will give you a greater variety of possible career pathways.
 Studying in a familiar environment.
 Strong teaching by our own staff who know you.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
Pathways 2 & 3
 A vocational focus.
 Flexibility – employment or Further Education.
 Suitable for all students (level 1 and level 2).
 Underpinned by GCSEs – Core and Options.
 Building relationships with colleges you may wish to continue to study at
post-16.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The Importance of GCSEs
Note:
 Some post-16 providers are currently only accepting candidates with a ‘C’
grade or better in a Modern Foreign Language.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Vocational Pathways
Mr Hudson
Open Opportunity
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Vocational Pathways
Initial Briefing
Aim of this session
 Outline the different courses that are available through OpenOpportunity
and City College Norwich and provide information to support the Options
process.
 Inform you as to how and when you can learn more about the courses.
 Give you an overview of the application process for the courses.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Vocational Pathways
The Basics
 All the OpenOpportunity or CCN courses will take place on Friday next year
(and stay on Friday The following year).
 Students come from a wide range of schools.
 They will spend all day at a different site and will wear the
OpenOpportunity uniform (or appropriate clothing for CCN courses).
 All courses are intended to give a broad experience of a particular industry
area.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Vocational Pathways
The Basics
 The qualifications used within our course packages vary slightly from course
to course. Most are Edexcel BTECs but some may be OCR Nationals or
other qualifications.
 Although some are Level 2 qualifications it is now possible to be awarded a
Level 1 qualification if the required standard is not met.
 Many sixth forms may not accept these qualifications towards entry
requirements for AS/A Levels.
 It is not always possible to progress directly onto a Level 3 course at college
from the Level 2 courses.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Vocational Pathways
Visual Arts and
Photography
Hospitality
and Catering
Motor
Vehicle
Hairdressing
and Beauty
Therapy
Performing
Arts
Construction
Child Care
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Vocational Pathways
How to Apply: The process
INITIAL
STUDENT
BRIEFING
STUDENT & PARENT
CONSULTATION
OPTIONS
CHOICES
TASTER EVENT
INTERVIEWS
FORMAL LETTER FROM OO
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Vocational Pathways
How to find out more?
 Sign up for a taster (3rd Feb)!
 Visit the OpenOpportunity website at www.openopportunity.org.
 Talk to your form tutor, Director of Learning.
 Email me at [email protected]
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Guiding your choices and
how to complete the forms
Mr Li-Rocchi
Assistant Headteacher
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
Guiding your choices
Leading or showing the way.
Parents/Carers
and Relatives
Subject
Teachers
Form Tutors
Informed
and
Guided
Choice
Colleges/Open
Opportunity
Options
Booklet
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
How to complete the option form
Option Form A (Cream)
– Pathway 1 (GCSEs)
Option Form B (Green)
– Pathway 2 (Level 2 Vocational college
course plus two GCSEs)
Option Form C (Blue)
– Pathway 3 (Level 1 Vocational college
course plus up to two GCSEs)
If you are applying for a college course you also need to complete a
separate college application form and return it to Mr Yassin
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
How to complete the option form
Option Form A (Cream) – Pathway 1: GCSEs
BLOCK 1
BLOCK 2
BLOCK 3
BLOCK 4
Computing
Art
Computing
Art
French
Drama
Geography
Food Technology
Food Technology
Geography
German
History
Resistant Materials
History
History
Music
Spanish
PE
Psychology
PE
Textiles
Triple Science
Triple Science
Resistant Materials
*Core+
*Core+
Textiles
Dance
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
How to complete the option form
Option Form A (Cream) – Pathway 1: GCSEs
BLOCK 1
1
BLOCK 2
Computing
Art
French
Drama
BLOCK 3
Computing
3
BLOCK 4
3
Geography
Art
Food Technology
Food Technology
1
Geography
German
Resistant Materials
2
History
History
Music
2
Spanish
3
Textiles
*Core+
Dance
3
1
History
PE
1
Psychology
PE
Triple Science
2
Triple Science
Resistant Materials
*Core+
2
Textiles
Delivered in core PE so does not count as an option.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
How to complete the option form
Option Form B - Level 2 (Green) & Form C – Level 1 (Green)
Pathways 2 & 3: College Courses
FIRST CHOICE
Name of course:
SECOND CHOICE
e.g. Hair & Beauty Therapy
e.g. Motor Vehicle
Location if known:
Location if known:
e.g. City College Norwich
e.g. City College Norwich
BLOCK 1
Name of course:
BLOCK 2
Computing
Art
French
Drama
Food Technology
Geography
Resistant
Materials
History
Spanish
PE
Textiles
Triple Science
*Core+
*Core+
Dance
 Complete your preferred choice of college course
(with a second choice)
 If you are choosing a Level 2 college course your GCSE
option choice must include one of the following
subjects; Computing, French, Geography, History,
Spanish or Triple Science.
 Core + is only available to students choosing Level 1
courses who have had consultation with Mrs Harvey.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The next steps…………..
Date
Event
22nd January 2015
Year 9 Options Evening
30th January 2015
Return of Completed Options Forms to Form Tutors
(including College Applications forms)
30th January 2015
Submission of names for Open Opportunity BTEC Level 2 student taster sessions
From
23rd February 2015
Week commencing
9th February 2015
Consultation meetings with students to discuss Option Courses that may not run
Vocational Pathway Voluntary Advice Interviews
3rd February 2015
Open Opportunity BTEC Level 2 Student Taster Sessions
To be arranged on a school by school basis
Easton College Information Sessions
27th February 2015
Deadline for Applications to be sent to City College for Level 1 courses
3rd March 2015
Deadline for Applications to be sent to Easton & Otley College
6th March 2015
Deadline for Applications to be sent to City College for Level 2 Open Opportunity Courses.
17th March 2015
Easton College Student Interviews to take place
17th March 2015
Open Opportunity interviews to take place
18th March 2015
City College Level 1 interviews to take place
Easter 2015
Confirmation of options letter to be sent
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015
The rest of the evening
 After this main presentation there will be a short presentation on Science.
 Visit our stands in the Gym for our GCSE option subjects.
 Staff will be on hand in the hall if you have any general enquiries or you
wish to speak to someone from the Learning Support Department.
 Representatives are available in the following rooms:
 City College & OpenOpportunity: M1
 Easton & Otley College:
M2
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2015

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