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Providence Girls’ Catholic School SUBJECT SELECTION. Form 3 2013. WHY SUBJECT SELECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. The subjects you do at school often determine the type of careers you follow Doing subjects you like and are good at makes life at school enjoyable

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why subject selections are important
WHY SUBJECT SELECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT
  • The subjects you do at school often determine the type of careers you follow
  • Doing subjects you like and are good at makes life at school enjoyable
  • You are more likely to do well in a subject that you enjoy doing
how to decide
HOW TO DECIDE

RECOGNISE THAT THIS IS AN IMPORTANT DECISION & ASK YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

  • What subjects are available?
  • What subjects interest me?
  • What subjects am I good at?
  • What subjects do I need for further study?
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EXAMINATION RELATED TERMS

SBA – School Based Assessment:

Assignment(s) done in school which account for a percentage of students’ final examination mark. Students who do not submit their SBA will be marked as absent for their final examination in that subject.

CXC – Caribbean Examinations Council:

Examining body for the CSEC and CAPE examinations

CSEC – Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate:

Ordinary Level Examination done at the end of students’ Form 5 year

CAPE – Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination:

Advanced Level Examination done at the end of students’ Lower 6 and Upper 6 years

choice of subject lines

CHOICE OF SUBJECT LINES

MATHEMATICS (COMPULSORY)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (COMPULSORY)

ENGLISH LITERATURE (COMPULSORY)

BIOLOGY / SOCIAL STUDIES / SPANISH

CHEMISTRY / POA / FRENCH / IT /

POB / PHYSICS / HISTORY

ADD MATH / F&N / EDPM / C&T / MUSIC / PE

GEOGRAPHY / SPANISH / VISUAL ARTS / IT

choice of subjects for 2013

Students must choose one subject from each line (8 subjects in total)

  • circlethe subject of first choice
  • underline the subject of second choice
  • Core subjects are Mathematics, English Language and English Literature
  • The following will be considered in approving the remaining 5 subjects: student choice, lab space, average % in the subject, class size (SBA subjects) etc.

CHOICE OF SUBJECTS FOR 2013

school based assessment sba

SBA SUBJECTS

NON-SBA SUBJECTS

SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT(SBA)

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Principles of Business
  • EDPM
  • Geography
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Physical Education & Sport
  • Information Technology
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STRUCTURE OF EXAMINATIONS

Some subjects have a written component only.

These subjects are:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
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STRUCTURE OF EXAMINATIONS

Some subjects have a written and oral component of the examination. These subjects are:

  • Spanish
  • French
structure of examinations

Some subjects have an SBA and a written component of the examination. These subjects are:

STRUCTURE OF EXAMINATIONS

  • Biology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Information Technology
  • POA
  • POB
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

The SBA contributes 20% to the final exam mark and the written papers contribute 80%

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STRUCTURE OF EXAMINATIONS

Some subjects have an SBA, a written component and a practical examination. These subjects are:

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Physical Education & Sport
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • EDPM
  • The SBA contributes approximately 20% to the final exam mark for most of these subjects
  • Visual Arts students do a journal instead of a written examination
how not to decide
HOW NOT TO DECIDE
  • DO NOT CHOOSE A SUBJECT BECAUSE
  • Your friends are taking it
  • Your favourite teacher is teaching it
  • You’ve heard it’s an easy subject
  • You need to do it for a future career even though you are no good at it or hate it
need help
NEED HELP?
  • SEEK HELP TO MAKE THE BEST CHOICE
  • Subject Teachers
  • Career Adviser
  • Parents
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REMEMBER…

Students should take subjects in which they have an interest and/or ability and which will best suit their future needs

information
INFORMATION

Teachers can be contacted via the school’s email:[email protected]

School information can be viewed on:

providencegirls.wikispaces.com

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