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Parents' evening year 9 2011


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Information about the options selection process in year 9.

Information about the options selection process in year 9.

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  • 1. Year 9Information and Guidance Parent Information Evening
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Our IAG process Will give students the skills they need to make good decisions The information about all the options available to them Guidance
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Options Process TimelineSeptember and October and NovemberAll about thinking forward to futures andpotential career choicesAll about giving early information about thewide range of options
  • 6. 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
  • 7. FebruaryCompletion of a ‘dry run’.Mentoring – working through dry run options23rd February – subject teachers andparents’ evening and Options Presentation
  • 8. MarchAll about making final option choices- 16th March - Final Option choicesApril to July- Timetabling and staffing- Partnership liaison- Taster lessons- Failed options re-think
  • 9. September 2012 Year 10 Commitment to chosen courses Success and achievement Enjoyment and engagement
  • 10. Looking ahead into the distant future Mr Farr
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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’.
  • 20. Post 16 is selectiveThe importance of grades at GCSE/BTec toget onto post 16 coursesA greater emphasis on GCSE results forUniversity entry
  • 21. 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
  • 22. 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