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    • ‘Broad and balanced curriculum’Return to more traditional GCSE subjectsRestriction on the number of non GCSE qualifications High quality vocational qualifications Progression opportunities Raising of the participation age Increase in apprenticeships
    • What’s new? – English Baccalaureate• English GCSE• Maths GCSE• 2 x Science GCSE• 1 x GCSE French or Spanish• 1 x GCSE Geography or History• All at C grade or above =
    • 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),
    • Compulsory Subjects – ‘Core’ Maths English Science PSRE PE
    • Core PathwaysBlue Pathway: Orange Pathway:GCSE Maths (Maths/English Plus)GCSE English Language GCSE MathsGCSE English Literature GCSE English LanguageTriple GCSE Science GCSE English LiteratureExtended Project (non GCSE) GCSE Core ScienceGCSE RE GCSE Add. ScienceCore PE (non GCSE) GCSE RE Core PE (non GCSE)Purple Pathway:(Maths/English Plus) Green Pathway:GCSE Maths GCSE MathsGCSE English Language GCSE English LanguageGCSE English Literature GCSE English LiteratureGCSE Core Science BTEC Science (x2)BTEC Science (x1) Core PSRE (non GCSE)Core PSRE (non GCSE) Core PE (non GCSE)Core PE (non GCSE) Additional learning support
    • GCSE/Non- GCSE options GCSE Non GCSE• Catering • BTEC Sport• DT – Graphics • BTEC Business Studies• DT - Resistant Materials • BTEC Performing Arts - Dance• DT - Textiles • BTEC Performing Arts – Music• History• Geography There is also a selection of level 1• French vocational courses available• Spanish This list is not yet finalised but may include introductory courses in the• Drama following areas:• Music• Art Hair and Beauty• PE Construction• ICT Motor Vehicle• Child Development Engineering
    • Making the right choices...• The vast majority of students must have at least 6 GCSE subjects in their total curriculum Option ChoicesBlue Pathway:GCSE Maths SpanishGCSE English Language HistoryGCSE English LiteratureTriple GCSE Science BTEC DanceExtended Project (non GCSE)GCSE RE BTEC SportCore PE (non GCSE) Reserve: Music Core GCSEs = 7 Option GCSEs = 2 or 3 Total = 9 or 10
    • Making the right choices...• The vast majority of students must have at least 6 GCSE subjects in their total curriculumOrange Pathway: Option Choices(Maths/English Plus)GCSE Maths FrenchGCSE English Language GeographyGCSE English LiteratureGCSE Core Science DT - GraphicsGCSE Add. ScienceGCSE RE BTEC BusinessCore PE (non GCSE) Reserve: Drama Core GCSEs = 6 Option GCSEs = 3 or 4 Total = 9 or 10
    • Making the right choices...• The vast majority of students must have at least 6 GCSE subjects in their total curriculumOrange Pathway: Option Choices(Maths/English Plus)GCSE Maths BTEC MusicGCSE English Language GeographyGCSE English LiteratureGCSE Core Science DT - GraphicsGCSE Add. ScienceGCSE RE BTEC BusinessCore PE (non GCSE) Reserve: Drama Core GCSEs = 6 Option GCSEs = 2 or 3 Total = 8 or 9
    • Making the right choices...• The vast majority of students must have at least 6 GCSE subjects in their total curriculum Option ChoicesGreen Pathway:GCSE Maths BTEC SportGCSE English LanguageGCSE English Literature ICTBTEC Science (x2) DT – Res. MaterialsCore PSRE (non GCSE)Core PE (non GCSE) CateringAdditional learning support Reserve: Art Core GCSEs = 3 Option GCSEs = 3 or 4 Total = 6 or 7
    • Completing Options onlineSelect Coloured Use drop downPathway menus to select Ensure you have your subjects at least 6 GCSE subjects in your total curriculumSubmitform answering Avoid prohibitedthe security Indicate reserve combinationsquestion area e.g. 2 DT subjects, GCSE PE and Sport , BTEC Dance and Music
    • So what next??• Interview with a member of Senior Staff from the week beginning March 5th (parents invited) Recommended Interests and Coloured Pathway Strengths Career ideas Update on Sixth Form / curriculum offer Higher Education and chance for questions
    • Year 9 Parents Evening Wednesday 14th March 2012Make appointments to see ‘Core’ teachers and subjectswhere you have particular interests
    • 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