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Title: Year 9 Choices Evening


1
Year 9 Choices Evening
  • 28th January 2016

2
The Language of Choices
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • GCSE
  • Technical Award
  • New specification
  • Terminal examination

3
Changes in Education
  • Rolling programme of new specification GCSEs
    started in 2015
  • New grading system of 9 1
  • Courses still being accredited

4
Grading
Legacy GCSE New GCSE Technical Award
A 9 8 Distinction
A 7 Distinction
B C 6 5 4 Merit Pass
D 3 Level 1 Pass
E 2
F G 1
U 0
5
Choices
  • What does my child have to study?
  • Compulsory
  • English Language and Literature
  • Maths
  • Science
  • A Humanity or Language
  • Religious Studies
  • PE (non-exam)

6
Choices
  • What are the choices?
  • GCSEs
  • French / German
  • History / Geography
  • DT food / textiles / resistant materials /
    graphics
  • PE
  • Art / Photography / Drama
  • Media Studies
  • ICT / Computer Science / Business Studies

7
Choices
  • What are the choices?
  • Technical Awards
  • Music (BTEC)
  • Sport (BTEC)
  • Health and Social Care (BTEC)
  • Food (VCERT)
  • Engineering (BTEC)
  • Hair and Beauty (VTCT)

8
How does it work
OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 OPTION 4
COMPUTER SCIENCE COMPUTER SCIENCE ART ART
FRENCH FOOD (VCERT) BUSINESS STUDIES BUSINESS STUDIES
GERMAN GEOGRAPHY GEOGRAPHY DRAMA
GEOGRAPHY HAIR BEAUTY (VTCT) GRAPHICS ENGINEERING (BTEC)
HISTORY HISTORY HEALTH SOCIAL CARE (BTEC) FOOD
  PE ICT GRAPHICS
  PHOTOGRAPHY MEDIA STUDIES HEALTH SOCIAL CARE (BTEC)
  RESISTANT MATERIALS MUSIC HISTORY
    PE ICT
    RESISTANT MATERIALS MEDIA STUDIES
      TEXTILES
9
How does it work - choices
OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 OPTION 4
COMPUTER SCIENCE COMPUTER SCIENCE ART ART
FRENCH FOOD (VCERT) BUSINESS STUDIES BUSINESS STUDIES
GERMAN GEOGRAPHY GEOGRAPHY DRAMA
GEOGRAPHY HAIR BEAUTY (VTCT) GRAPHICS ENGINEERING (BTEC)
HISTORY HISTORY HEALTH SOCIAL CARE (BTEC) FOOD
  PE ICT GRAPHICS
  PHOTOGRAPHY MEDIA STUDIES HEALTH SOCIAL CARE (BTEC)
  RESISTANT MATERIALS MUSIC (BTEC) HISTORY
    PE ICT
    RESISTANT MATERIALS MEDIA STUDIES
      TEXTILES
10
How does it work - reserves
OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 OPTION 4
COMPUTER SCIENCE COMPUTER SCIENCE ART ART
FRENCH FOOD (VCERT) BUSINESS STUDIES BUSINESS STUDIES
GERMAN GEOGRAPHY GEOGRAPHY DRAMA
GEOGRAPHY HAIR BEAUTY (VTCT) GRAPHICS ENGINEERING (BTEC)
HISTORY HISTORY HEALTH SOCIAL CARE (BTEC) FOOD
  PE ICT GRAPHICS
  PHOTOGRAPHY MEDIA STUDIES HEALTH SOCIAL CARE (BTEC)
  RESISTANT MATERIALS MUSIC (BTEC) HISTORY
    PE ICT
    RESISTANT MATERIALS MEDIA STUDIES
      TEXTILES
R
R
R
R
11
Choices
  • How do I choose?
  • What youre good at
  • What youre interested in
  • What you need for your career path
  • What you are likely to succeed in
  • BUT NOT
  • What my friends are doing
  • What teacher teaches that course

12
Choices
  • What should the pupils be doing now?
  • Reading the booklet carefully
  • Speaking to parents
  • Speaking to teachers
  • Speaking to Mr Battrick / Mr Cooper / Mr Carter
  • Looking at the careers courses you may want to
    do later and seeing what the entry requirements
    are
  • Looking at the grades and comments in the full
    reports

13
Choices
  • What should I be doing now?
  • Using the following helpful sites
  • www.helpyouchoose.org
  • www.u-xplore.com
  • www.icould.com

14
Choices
  • What happens next?
  • 3 Feb Subject Assembly
  • 10 Feb Subject Assembly
  • 22 Feb Year 9 Full Reports
  • 29 Feb 11 Mar SMT Interviews
  • 21 24 Mar External course interviews
  • 22 April Offers finalised
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