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Key Stage 4 at Woldgate College. www.woldgate.net. That\'s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. —Neil Armstrong, 1969. Changes to Key Stage 4. All GCSE exams are now ‘terminal’ i.e. tested at the end of the course.

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key stage 4 at woldgate college

Key Stage 4 at Woldgate College

www.woldgate.net

That\'s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. —Neil Armstrong, 1969

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Changes to Key Stage 4

  • All GCSE exams are now ‘terminal’ i.e. tested at the end of the course.
  • That means that there will be no module exams during Years 10 & 11, no chance to retake any module exams and no possibility of entering controlled conditions coursework twice to improve marks.
  • Vocational (i.e. non-GCSE courses) can only make up 20% of a students’ learning.
  • Short Course GCSE does not exist any more.
  • The School Performance tables have information about more subjects and more combinations of subjects e.g. ‘The Basics’ – English & Maths combined; English Baccalaureate; the performance of ‘groups’ of students etc. http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance

‘Changes…..turn and face the strain’ David Bowie 1971

to be or not to be that is the question william shakespeare 1601
To be, or not to be: that is the question. —William Shakespeare, 1601
  • Decisions need to be taken:
  • Carefully.
  • With all the information available to you.
  • With a long term plan in mind.
  • With the advice of people who know and care about you.
  • By the person who is going to be most affected by them.
i have a dream martin luther king 1963
I have a dream. —Martin Luther King, 1963

September 2013

September 2015

September 2017

September 2023

any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black henry ford 1909
Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black. —Henry Ford, 1909
  • Core Subjects:
  • English, Literature, Maths, Single Science – all leading to GCSEs.
  • RE – leading to GCSE RE at the end of Year 11.
  • PE - for enjoyment & health.
  • Health, Sex & Relationships Education – to prepare for adulthood.
  • Citizenship – to develop you as a rounded and skilled person, ready to take on the rights and responsibilities of being a Citizen .
  • Extension subjects:
  • There is space on the timetable for 4 more GCSEs.
  • Able Scientists (NC L7) can choose to take Triple Science in the same time slot that Additional Science is in.
  • A life skills course takes up 2 GCSE slots for anyone who is invited by the Learning Support Team to try it.
  • GCSE Statistics will be taken by all able Mathematicians at some point during KS4 – we’ll publish details of that before the end of the year.
  • Students who have completed Fast Track MFL in Year 9 may start a second MFL course in Year 10. (Or may repeat their first MFL or not take a MFL in KS4).
  • GCSE Latin is available to those on the G&T Register – taken at the end of Year 10. Details will be sent to eligible students towards the end of the Summer Term.
i have nothing to offer but blood toil tears and sweat winston churchill 1940
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. —Winston Churchill, 1940
  • Offsite Vocational Courses:
  • Level 2 Courses at York College or Bishop Burton College - students now working at NC Levels 4/5
  • Level 1 Courses– students now working at levels NC 3/4
  • We can’t guarantee these courses until much later in the summer so pick 4 ‘in-Woldgate’ courses and tell us on your application form if you are interested in an off site course.
  • Remember -you can now only take one non-GCSE course and that includes the courses we teach here at Woldgate.
  • The English Baccalaureate:
  • A specific combination of 5 GCSEs all at C+ Grades
  • English, Maths, Core Science + Additional Science or Triple Sciences; History or Geography; French or Spanish or Latin.
  • It’s still a choice – no one has to take this combination and no one will be stopped from taking this combination.
  • No one has to take the full combination – you can ‘pick and mix’.
  • Anyone can choose something from this list of GCSEs (other than the Latin & Triple Science).
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I would like to apply for the Extension Courses listed over the page.

The main reason I have chosen these Extension Courses is

Another reason is

My future plans include

I have looked carefully at all the information I have been given and I believe I have made a wise choice because

This is your slot to say why you support the decision

Box D Parent/Guardian Reference.

Please encourage your youngster to take this seriously but please don’t do it for them!

Box C Letter of Application.

Box D Parent/Guardian Reference.

Box E Tutor Reference.

the lady s not for turning margaret thatcher 1980
The lady\'s not for turning. —Margaret Thatcher, 1980

Timeline:

February 7th: Information evening for pupils and their families. Documents distributed in Citizenship.

March 7th: Year 9 Reports Issued.

Feb/March: Year 9 Assemblies & Citizenship time to focus on information gathering & decision-making. Subject information available in lessons & Assemblies.

March 14th: Year 9 Student, Parent and Tutor meetings.

March 18th: Deadline for application forms to be with your Tutor. Please be aware that there may be little, if any, opportunity to change your mind after this point!

Easter – Half Term: Individual Interviews with Ms Holland, Mr Greenfield, Mrs Smith or Mrs Burch.

June: Application process over, decisions made, timetables sorted!

July: Analysis of KS3 Teacher Assessments – further interviews if needed.

September: Key Stage 4 starts in all subjects.

they think it s all over it is now kenneth wolstenhome closing moments of world cup final 1966
They think it\'s all over—it is now —Kenneth Wolstenhome, closing moments of World Cup Final, 1966.
  • Take your time.
  • Be informed.
  • Think long term
  • Get a reference from your family.
  • Get a reference from your tutor.
  • Fill in your letter of application carefully – show us you are thinking carefully about your choices.
  • Aim high in all your subject areas – remember that NC Levels are reported to your parents, the DfE and on to your school records at the end of Year 9

Please take some time to complete the Parent View Survey for Ofsted:

http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

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