options - The John of Gaunt School

Report
KS4 2015-18
at The John of Gaunt School
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Reduces ‘drift’
Longer time to study the examined course
allowing time for discovery & emersion
Opportunity to alter direction if it is really
needed (rarity)
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KS2
CAT tests
Current TP
Feedback from staff
Aspiration v’s realistic view
Pathway 1
Pathway 2
Pathway 3
Pathway 4
Core [English, maths, triple science, MFL, RE, PE, PSHE, ICT(Yr 9 only)]
Option block A [MFL]
Option block B [Range of GCSE’s & BTEC’s]
Option block C [Range of GCSE’s & BTEC’s]
Option block D: Early entry GCSE’s & BTEC’s
Yr 11: Triple science
Core [English, maths, triple science or combined science, RE, PE, PSHE, ICT(Yr 9 only)]
Option block A [Ebacc: MFL, humanities, computing & other GCSE’s/BTEC’s]
Option block B [Triple science for the selected students & a range of GCSE’s & BTEC’s]
Option block C [A range of GCSE’s & BTEC’s]
Option block D: Early entry GCSE’s & BTEC’s
Yr 11: Additional English, Maths,
science or RE/PE/statistics
Core [English, maths, combined science, RE, PE, PSHE, ICT(Yr 9 only)]
Option block A [Ebacc: Spanish, humanities, computing & other GCSE’s/BTEC’s]
Option block B [A range of GCSE’s & BTEC’s]
Option block C [A range of GCSE’s & BTEC’s]
Option block D: Early entry GCSE’s & BTEC’s
Yr 11: Additional English, maths,
science or RE, PE,statistics
Core [English, maths, science, RE, PE, PSHE, ICT(Yr 9 only)]
Option block A [A range of GCSE’s/BTEC’s]
Option block B [Range of GCSE’s & BTEC’s]
Option block C [Study skills]
Option block D: ICT
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“a broad core of subjects, ensuring that doors are
not closed off in terms of future progression.”
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A*-C grades in…
English
- Mathematics
- 2 or more GCSEs in Science
At least one of the following
- Geography or History
- Modern Foreign Language
- Computing
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Success will be measured on how well you perform
over at least 8 subjects…
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English & maths
At least 3 from: science, geography, history,
languages or computing
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3 others
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Not just about gaining a C anymore…
4 levels of progress – ALL students being
challenged!
CHOICE A
CHOICE B
French [GCSE]
Triple Science
[GCSE]
Spanish [GCSE]
Art [GCSE or BTEC]
CHOICE C
Drama [GCSE]
Art (BTEC)
Graphic design
[GCSE]
Citizenship [GCSE]
Geology [GCSE]
Computing [GCSE]
Food technology
[GCSE]
Business studies
[GCSE]
Child development
[GCSE]
Geography [GCSE]
Drama [GCSE]
Music [GCSE]
French [GCSE]
PE [GCSE/BTEC]
History [GCSE]
Product
design[GCSE]
Music [GCSE]
Spanish [GCSE]
Computing [GCSE]
Health & Social care
[BTEC]
Resistant materials
[GCSE]
CHOICE D (Yr9/10)
History [GCSE]
Food technology
[GCSE]
Geography [GCSE]
ICT [GCSE]
PE [GCSE/BTEC]
Resistant materials
[GCSE]
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Students should now have booked a time to talk
with their tutor
Complete options form including 1st & 2nd choices
Wednesday 6th February – deadline for the
submission of the options form
Consultation with each student over the next 2
terms
Term 5-6 final decision
Subjects
 Aptitude / Attitude / Affinity
 Not about preferences of friends & family
 National picture in education & commerce
Pathways
 Additional information about grouping
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Ebacc subjects
Future learning & careers advice
 Thinking ahead to support option process

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