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  • Welcome Introduce self and first part of a 14-19 curriculum
  • As I said more choices and therefore decisions to make than in previous years. Diploma will appear on screen but to avoid over complicating this I will leave explanation of that to later in the presentation.
  • Short video The world is changing and shrinking We need to prepare young people for note only their next step in education but their longer term future when they will change jobs and even be engaged in jobs we may have no experience off.
  • Discuss and give advice but allow youngsters to make their own decisions as they are the ones who will have to study the subjects for 2yrs. Connexions adviser his here this evening if you would like any advice from her. Mrs Denny to advise those with SENs We have maintained a broad and balanced curriculum so that all doors will remain open to students in the future.
  • As you would expect, except perhaps for The certificate in personal effectiveness. What you see here is predominantly the statutory requirement.
  • More time will be given to English with even more students being able to take Literature as well as language. Young people are now required to be competent in the Functional skills of English, maths and ICT.
  • 1 GCSE in Year 10 and a further GCSE in year 11. Separate sciences of Physics, chemistry and biology are available by also Choosing science in the options. 28% of curriculum time so young people will need to love their science and really by planning to study Science at A level. More information available from science staff who are here.
  • A summary of the core curriculum I have just outlined for you.
  • Whilst there is more choice and flexibility than in previous years Every option System has constraints and will not be ideal for everyone. The biggest difficulty for young people is ‘what do I give up’ and they will have to think about continuing their interest in some subjects in their own time for pleasure rather than to gain a qualification. Each of the subjects in the options leads to a qualification and therefore requires a certain amount of time.
  • Some courses will be new to students as they are not studied at KS3 and all lead to recognised qualifications.
  • Almost confirmed but waiting for a gov list of approved courses. If any we offer are not approved we will contact you with an alternative. Unlikely as BTECs
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    • 2.
      • Aims
      • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
      • To enable every student to achieve maximum potential.
      • To provide opportunities for students to develop individual interests and talents.
    • 3. Three Pathways
      • Pathway 1 for those students who may wish to achieve the English Baccalaureate and progress to Higher education in the future.
      • Pathway 2 for those students who wish to maintain breadth in their curriculum without fulfilling the English Baccalaureate requirements.
      • Pathway 3 is available to selected students and provides the opportunity of maintaining breadth in the curriculum and completing vocational courses at Stroud College
    • 6. Core Curriculum
      • English Language
      • (The majority of students will also undertake English Literature)
      • Mathematics
      • Science
      • RE
      • ICT
      • Physical Education
      • Life Skills (Personal, Social, Health Education together with
      • Citizenship which is provided by a range of subjects)
      • (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness or Wider key skills for some.)
      6 or 7 Qualifications
    • 7. English and Maths
      • English Language
      • (The majority of students will also undertake English Literature)
      • Mathematics
      • Both course will include Functional Skills
    • 8.
      • Year 10 Science and Year 11 Additional Science
      • 2 GCSEs.
      • Separate Sciences 3 GCSEs.
      • BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science
      • equivalent to 2 GCSEs grade C and above.
    • 9. ICT
      • Information Communication Technology
      • OCR National Award in ICT Level 2
      • Equivalent to GCSE grades A*- C
      • 100% Controlled Assessment
      • Completed during Year 10 by some.
      These students may go on to complete wider key skills in year 11 or another appropriate qualification
    • 10. (Core Science together with a wider range of options) (including Functional Skills) (including Literature &Functional Skills) ICT SCIENCE MATHS ENGLISH LIFESKILLS PE RE The Core Curriculum
    • 11. THE OPTIONS
      • Increased choice
      • Greater flexibility
      • Maximum use of new facilities
      • High achievement
      • Three Pathways
    • 12. New For Students At KS4
      • GCSE Catering
      • A range of Design Technology courses
      • BTEC Travel and Tourism
      • BTEC Health and Social Care
      • BTEC Business Studies
      • BTEC Sport
      • BTEC Creative and Media Production
    • 13. GCSE or BTEC
      • Both are well established and valued in education and employment.
      • Both have controlled assessment requirements.
      • GCSE courses have terminal examinations.
      • BTEC courses are taught in Units of work with end of unit assessment. (25% at the end of the 2 year course)
      • A BTEC Extended Certificate is currently equivalent to two GCSEs.
      • In some subjects GCSE is regarded as a better preparation for ‘A’ level.
    • 14. GCSE ART AND DESIGN GCSE ASTRONOMY GCSE CATERING GCSE CITIZENSHIP GCSE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GCSE FRENCH GCSE GERMAN*   GCSE GEOGRAPHY GCSE HISTORY   GCSE HOME ECONOMICS – FOOD & NUTRITION   OCR ICT (1 GCSE equivalent) GCSE PE GCSE RE   GCSE RESISTANT MATERIALS   GCSE SEPARATE 3 RD SCIENCES   GCSE TEXTILES OCR ICT (1 GCSE equivalent) BUSINESS BTEC Extended Certificate (2 GCSE equivalent)   HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE BTEC Extended Certificate (2 GCSE equivalent)   CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION BTEC Extended Certificate (2 GCSE equivalent)   MUSIC BTEC Extended certificate (2 GCSE equivalent)   PERFORMING ARTS BTEC Extended Certificate (2 GCSE equivalent)   SPORT BTEC Certificate (2GCSE equivalent)   TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC Extended Certificate (2 GCSE equivalent)   Vocational Courses at Stroud College                  SELECT 3 RESERVE SUBJECTS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE Reserve 1.…………………………............ Reserve 2. …………………………………......... Reserve 3. ..............................................
    • 15. Important Dates
      • 13 th January information to Tutors
      • 17 th January Presentation to Year 9 Students
      • 11 th January Reports to Parents
      • 18 th January KS4 Information Evening
      • 31 st January Year 9 Parent Consultation Evening
      • 7 th February Year 9 Achievement Interviews
      • 20 th February final date for return of completed forms
      29 th February parent Study Support Seminar
    • 16.