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  • 1. Welcome to theYear 9 Future Pathways
    Providing our students with more choices for success
  • 2. Why the fuss about qualifications?
    ‘In a competitive job market, academic and vocational qualifications are increasingly important.  Those without qualifications are at a higher risk of being unemployed and having low incomes.’
    Exclusion, employment and opportunity, Case Paper No 4, Atkinson. A and Hills J, (eds),
  • 3.
  • 4. What do I have to study in Year 10/11?
    English
    All: GCSE English Language
    Some: GCSE English Literature
    Mathematics
    All: GCSE Mathematics
    Science
    All: GCSE Core Science
    +
    either: GCSE Additional Science
    or: BTEC Applied Science
    PSRE
    Full / Short Course GCSE RE
    Core ICT
    EDEXCEL Aida qualification or Functional Skills
    Core PE
    Physical Education
  • 5. Week plan - Year 10 Sept 2011
  • 6. What Options are available?
    Art GCSE
    Catering GCSE
    Child Development GCSE
    Drama GCSE
    French GCSE
    Geography GCSE
    Graphics Technology GCSE
    History GCSE
    Music GCSE
    Physical Education GCSE
    Resistant Materials Technology GCSE
    Science (Triple Option) GCSE
    Spanish GCSE
    Textiles Technology GCSE
    (Worth 7 GCSEs A*- C)
    • Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
    • 7. Diploma in Hair and Beauty
    • 8. Diploma in Hospitality and Catering
    • 9. Diploma in Business and Finance
    • 10. Diploma in Environment and Land Based Studies
    • 11. Diploma in Creative and Media
    • 12. Diploma in IT
    • 13. Diploma in Society, Health and Development
    • 14. Diploma in Travel and Tourism
    • 15. Diploma in Public Services
    • 16. Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure
    Business BTEC First
    Sport BTEC First (single or double option)
    Performing Arts - Music BTEC First
    Performing Arts - Dance BTEC First
  • 17. What’s new then?
    English Baccalaureate
    – The new ‘gold standard’ in education???
    English GCSE
    Maths GCSE
    2 x GCSEs in Science
    GCSE in a Language
    GCSE in Humanities
    The ticket to Sixth Form, University and Employment success???
  • 18. What Options are available?
    Art GCSE
    Catering GCSE
    Child Development GCSE
    Drama GCSE
    French GCSE
    Geography GCSE
    Graphics Technology GCSE
    History GCSE
    Music GCSE
    Physical Education GCSE
    Resistant Materials Technology GCSE
    Science (Triple Option) GCSE
    Spanish GCSE
    Textiles Technology GCSE
    (Worth 7 GCSEs A*- C)
    • Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
    • 19. Diploma in Hair and Beauty
    • 20. Diploma in Hospitality and Catering
    • 21. Diploma in Business and Finance
    • 22. Diploma in Environment and Land Based Studies
    • 23. Diploma in Creative and Media
    • 24. Diploma in IT
    • 25. Diploma in Society, Health and Development
    • 26. Diploma in Travel and Tourism
    • 27. Diploma in Public Services
    • 28. Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure
    Under Review
    Business BTEC First
    Sport BTEC First (single or double option)
    Performing Arts - Music BTEC First
    Performing Arts - Dance BTEC First
    Under Review
  • 29. Vocational Areas
    GCSE Subjects
    Art GCSE
    Catering GCSE
    Child Development GCSE
    Drama GCSE
    French GCSE
    Geography GCSE
    Graphics Technology GCSE
    History GCSE
    Music GCSE
    Physical Education GCSE
    Resistant Materials Technology GCSE
    Science (Triple Option) GCSE
    Spanish GCSE
    Textiles Technology GCSE
  • 43.
  • 44. The Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) means that all young people will continue in education or training to 17 from 2013 and to 18 from 2015.
  • 45.
  • 46. So what next??
    Interview with a member of Senior Staff in the week beginning February 7th or 14th (parents invited)
    Recommended Coloured Pathway
    Interests and Strengths
    Career ideas
    Sixth Form / Higher Education
    Update on curriculum offer and chance for questions
  • 47. Year 9 Parents Evening
    Thursday 10th February 2011
    Make appointments to see ‘Core’ teachers and subjects where you have particular interests
  • 48. Completing Options online
    For vocational areas select just the subject
    e.g. Hair and Beauty, Sport, Business Studies
    Select Coloured Pathway
    Use drop down menus to select your subjects
    Submit
    form answering the security question
    Avoid prohibited combinations
    e.g. 2 DT subjects, GCSE PE and Sport
    Indicate reserve area
  • 49. So what next?
    Join us for refreshments and informal discussions
    Think carefully about your plans for the future
    Prepare well for your interview
    Talk with family, friends and teachers
    Pick areas and subjects for the right reasons