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Key Stage 4 Options. Parents’ Information Evening 9 th January 2014. The core curriculum What are the Options? Key things to consider Support and guidance Key dates Can you change your mind? Vocational learning. Core Curriculum. 30 hours per fortnight: 30 hours per fortnight.

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Key stage 4 options

Key Stage 4 Options

Parents’ Information Evening

9th January 2014


  • The core curriculum

  • What are the Options?

  • Key things to consider

  • Support and guidance

  • Key dates

  • Can you change your mind?

  • Vocational learning


Core curriculum
Core Curriculum

30 hours per fortnight:

30 hours per fortnight


Sciences
Sciences

  • (Core) Double Science

    • Two GCSEs

    • A combination of the three science disciplines

    • Sound preparation for A level Sciences

  • (Optional) Triple Science

    • Three separate Science GCSEs

    • Chosen in an option column

    • For those with a strong leaning to Science


Options
Options

  • 20 hours per fortnight

  • 4 five hour blocks

  • Options are not guaranteed to run

  • College courses take up two blocks


The most important things to consider
The most important things to consider

  • Allow progression to the post-16 courses or work

  • Have balance to keep future choices open

  • Allow most success

  • Will be enjoyable - learning and assessment


Raising participation age
Raising Participation Age

Current Year 9students must continue in Education or training requiring for two years beyond Year 11.

This could mean:

  • full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider

  • full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training (280 hours)

  • an apprenticeship

    Additionally, students without GCSE English or Maths will have to continue study in that area


Raising participation age1
Raising Participation Age

Newent Community School Sixth Form is changing to allow more of our learners to continue their education where they are best known and supported:

  • Retaining our excellent AS and A2 provision through a CHALLENGE Pathway

  • Introducing a more flexible ADVANCED pathway with AS and A2 equivalent qualifications

  • Exploring ways of providing pathways for almost all our learners by September 2016


Support and guidance booklets
Support and Guidance:Booklets

Targeted to ensure:

  • More suitable advice + course offer

  • Transparency

  • Great overlap in content

  • Flexibility – ultimately decisions are made at an individual level


Support and guidance signing off choices
Support and Guidance:Signing off choices

“Traditional, Academic Subjects”

  • From: History, Geography, French, German, Computing, Triple Science

    Art subjects

  • From Fine Art, Graphics, 3D studies


Support and guidance who to turn to for advice
Support and Guidance:Who to turn to for advice

  • Tutors and House staff

  • Mr Cheeseman (Progress Leader)

  • Mrs Lawrance and the Careers team

  • www.cascaid.co.uk “Kudos” and “Careerscape” – register with licence code “tipstime31”

  • Range of useful links on school website


Support and guidance individual interviews
Support and Guidance:Individual Interviews

  • A one to one interview for parents and students

  • Appointment time will be circulated tonight

  • Between 4 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th January

  • If there is a problem contact Mrs Lawrance:

    • [email protected]

    • 01531 828915


Support and guidance year 9 parents evening
Support and Guidance:Year 9 Parents Evening

  • A chance to talk to subject teachers about:

    • Nature and Content of Courses

    • Course suitability

  • Try to target appointments to subjects of interest

  • Thursday 30th January


Support and guidance careers fair
Support and Guidance:Careers Fair

  • Representatives of:

    • School departments

    • Post 16 colleges

    • Universities

    • Employers

  • Thursday 13th February – 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.



Can you change your minds
Can you change your minds?

It depends:

  • Reasons for change

  • Suitability for new course

  • Class size

  • Timing


Vocational learning
Vocational Learning

  • Hands on, practical learning

  • Whole learning days

  • Predominantly assessment by portfolio

  • Very high success rates



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