Year 9Information and Guidance Parent Information Evening
Purpose of the evening Outline the options process Begin giving you early information on a variety of courses Show you where to find out more Answer your questions
Our IAG process Will give students the skills they need to make good decisions The information about all the options available to them Guidance
IAG inputs Parents Subject teachers Tutors Mr Farr – Student Support Manager Hilary Burr – Guidance Advisor PSHE skill development days Student Support and Mr Parker and his team Friends and peers
Options Process TimelineSeptember and October and NovemberAll about thinking forward to futures andpotential career choicesAll about giving early information about thewide range of options
DecemberAll about students and parent reflecting onthe full reportJanuaryAll about gathering specific information anddeveloping the skills for making good decision- PSHE day- Options Booklet- Assemblies- IAG in subject lessons
FebruaryCompletion of a ‘dry run’.Mentoring – working through dry run options23rd February – subject teachers andparents’ evening and Options Presentation
MarchAll about making final option choices- 16th March - Final Option choicesApril to July- Timetabling and staffing- Partnership liaison- Taster lessons- Failed options re-think
September 2012 Year 10 Commitment to chosen courses Success and achievement Enjoyment and engagement
FULL-TIME EDUCATION A huge choice of coursesAt Level 3 A Levels, IB, Pre U,Advanced Diploma’s, BTEC Level 3 Nationals,NVQ’sAt Level 2 Further GCSE’s, Diploma’s, BTECLevel 2 Firsts, NVQ’s, Access to A Levels
And more choices…Level 1 and Foundation Level, NVQ’s,Foundation Diploma’s, BTEC VocationalQualifications, Skills for Life.APPRENTICESHIPS level 2 - equivalent to 5good GCSE passesADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS level 3 -equivalent to 2 A Levels
Thinking about University? Think you won’t be able to afford it?Full-time and part-time students who starttheir course after 1 September 2012 beginpaying back their student loan once theyearn more than £21,000 year.So, for example, if your course finishes in June2015 and you get a job paying £25,000 inSeptember 2015, you start repayments in April2016.
2016If your income falls below£21,000 a year, your repaymentsstopYour income per year Monthly repayments (including interest)£21,000 and under no repayments£25,000 £30£30,000 £67.50£40,000 £142.50£50,000 £217.50£60,000 £292.50
A personalised curriculum The right courses for you To engage and motivate you To challenge you and so you can achievement Broad and balanced Different ways of assessment Pathways to further education and training post 16 and beyond – the right qualifications
A broad and balanced curriculum Thecore subjects Academic subjects Vocational / Applied / work related courses Consider the range of skills you will need for your future.
Key messages Age of participation in education and training – 18 Choose options which will keep doors open Choose options which will develop a range of skills for the future
Some things which have changed The English Baccalaureate new The value of Btec courses Diplomas at LVC X Offer of media and dance Courses at partnership schools / colleges
The English Baccalaureate English Language Maths Double Science A Humanity (History or Geography) MFL (French or Spanish)These 5 GCSEs at A* - C grade make upthe ‘English Baccalaureate’.
Post 16 is selectiveThe importance of grades at GCSE/BTec toget onto post 16 coursesA greater emphasis on GCSE results forUniversity entry
What hasn’t changed An outstanding curriculum offer at LVC A personalised approach The importance of Year 9 – achievement The importance of English and maths
Next steps Explore the possible future pathways together Check out Cambscoursefinder Focus on developing your child’s decision- making skills – the process Explore all the options Put dates in your diary