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  • 5 gcse sufficient for university – science also offered at BTEC level (which is equivalent to GCSE)
    Science includes chem, physics, bio
  • Students fill in a similar form to this on the back of their option choice form.
  • Pre 16 options 2010 11

    1. 1. West Island School Pre 16 Options 2010-2011
    2. 2. Key Stage 4 Options ProcessKey Stage 4 Options Process 23 November:23 November: KS4 Options Evening (7:00-8:30pm)KS4 Options Evening (7:00-8:30pm) 10 December:10 December: Option forms returned to tutorsOption forms returned to tutors January 2011:January 2011: Validation check of option entriesValidation check of option entries April 2011April 2011 :: Re-selection for students who can’t beRe-selection for students who can’t be offered their preferred choice ofoffered their preferred choice of subjectssubjects May 2011:May 2011: Final confirmation of option choicesFinal confirmation of option choices
    3. 3. Important DecisionsImportant Decisions Which language?Which language? Pre 16 OptionsPre 16 Options Post 16 OptionsPost 16 Options University or work?University or work?
    4. 4. The Core CurriculumThe Core Curriculum English LanguageEnglish Language English LiteratureEnglish Literature MathematicsMathematics LanguagesLanguages Science (Double or Triple Award)Science (Double or Triple Award) Total:Total: 6/7 (I)GCSE certificates6/7 (I)GCSE certificates . Learning for Life ICT Physical Education
    5. 5. OptionsOptions – a guided choice– a guided choice To provide choice while maintainingTo provide choice while maintaining breadth andbreadth and balance in your educationbalance in your education, and without closing doors, and without closing doors on future learning (WIS Diplomas).on future learning (WIS Diplomas). Choose 3 other options • 22 Subjects on offer • 20 examined subjects • 2 non-examined subjects (LS and EAL)
    6. 6. Try to ensure that you will experienceTry to ensure that you will experience thethe Eight Areas of LearningEight Areas of Learning Expressive and CreativeExpressive and Creative ScientificScientific Linguistic and LiteraryLinguistic and Literary TechnologicalTechnological MathematicalMathematical Human, Social andHuman, Social and EnvironmentalEnvironmental Physical and RecreationalPhysical and Recreational Religious, Spiritual and MoralReligious, Spiritual and Moral
    7. 7. EAL and Individual Needs SupportEAL and Individual Needs Support Students may be advised by theStudents may be advised by the EAL or Individual NeedsEAL or Individual Needs departments that it would bedepartments that it would be beneficial to take fewer optionalbeneficial to take fewer optional GCSE subjects and take EAL orGCSE subjects and take EAL or Learning Support supportLearning Support support instead.instead. .
    8. 8. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st RESERVE 2nd RESERVE KS4 Y10/11 The Options Form Now turn over and give us some information about your plans for the future. Student’s Name (IN CAPITALS): _________________ Tutor Group:________ Signed:_____________________(student) _____________________(Parent) Date:________________ • You must select a language as one of the four unless advised not to do so. • Order of choice important: 4th choice will be replaced with a reserve • Parents to sign your options form • Late forms = no guarantee of choices • Learning Support decided by teachers – tutor to advise • Only one D&T (ICT with a D&T ok)
    9. 9. Strength from Diversity – a better school, a better world. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 IB Y12/13 English HL/SL __________ HL/SL ___________ HL/SL ____________ HL/SL Mathematics HL/SL ____________ HL/SL GROUP 1 Higher or Standard GROUP 2 Higher or Standard GROUP 3 Higher or Standard GROUP 4 Higher or Standard GROUP 5 Higher or Standard GROUP 6 Higher or Standard English French History Chemistry Mathematics Theatre Arts Spanish Geography Biology Visual Arts Chinese Environmental Systems* Physics Music Chinese ab initio* Psychology Environmental Systems* Film Studies French ab initio* Philosophy Design and Technology Computer Studies Spanish ab initio* Economics Another subject from Groups 2-4. Business & Management Students must have already studied French, Spanish or Chinese to take the Standard or Higher Level Language in Group 2. Students cannot take Environmental Systems with Biology. Students are encouraged to take a listed Group 6 subject before considering an elective. * = Standard Level only
    10. 10. General AdviceGeneral AdviceIt’s your choice not your friends’It’s your choice not your friends’ Choose subjects that will be useful for yourChoose subjects that will be useful for your future, because you have an interest in them,future, because you have an interest in them, because you enjoy them or you are good atbecause you enjoy them or you are good at themthem Ask advice from your parents, tutors andAsk advice from your parents, tutors and subject teacherssubject teachers Consider what you might wish to do in theConsider what you might wish to do in the Upper SchoolUpper School
    11. 11. University AdmissionsUniversity Admissions As a general rule university admission is notAs a general rule university admission is not going to be affected by GCSE choicesgoing to be affected by GCSE choices Prerequisites for university courses are usuallyPrerequisites for university courses are usually associated with science/maths/languageassociated with science/maths/language programmes (covered by IB)programmes (covered by IB) The one exception would be forThe one exception would be for Art and DesignArt and Design courses where an art portfolio is usually required,courses where an art portfolio is usually required, andand sometimessometimes forfor architecturearchitecture
    12. 12. Questions?Questions? Strength from Diversity – a better school, a better world.

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