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Year 9 - Options. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light .” Mary Dunbar . Your Options. Student Achievement First It’s simple and is at the heart of everything we do in school. National Changes.

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year 9 options

Year 9 - Options

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”

Mary Dunbar

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Your Options

Student Achievement First

It’s simple and is at the heart of everything we do in school.

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National Changes

Currently:

Intense focus on 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

National Changes:

English and Mathsat C grade or above

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Progress 8 = how much progress students make within the best 8 GCSEs by the end of year 11

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English Baccalaureate

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Current model = 6 Options

New model = 6 Options

what is the ebacc
What is the EBacc?

MATHS

ENGLISH

English

Baccalaureate

SCIENCE

Hi / Geo / CSci / Language

Hi / Geo / CSci / Language

what counts in progress 8
What counts in Progress 8?

ENGLISH

English

Baccalaureate

MATHS

SCIENCE

Hi / Geo / CSci / Language

Hi / Geo / CSci / Language

TECHNOLOGY

Option 1

Option 2

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What subjects will you be doing in Year 10?

  • Core (15 periods)
  • Maths 3 periods
  • English 3 periods
  • Science 4 periods
  • D&T 3 periods
  • PE 2 periods

Plus 4 option choices –

2 EBACC + 2 other options

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Where are you going next?

Students going to:

Oxford/Cambridge Prestigious Universities (Russell Group)

Students accepted for Medicine, Law, Dentistry

Oakbank is in the top 200 most improved schools over the last 3 years.

Oakbank Sixth Form

Top 20% of all Sixth Forms in the country

  • Post 16
  • What would you like to do at Oakbank Sixth Form?
  • Are you thinking of going on to college or an apprenticeship?
  • What university/career would you like to go on to?
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Options Process

Are you considering the best options?

Information that you have received:

Rising Stars Data

Student Survey

Advice from form tutor and teachers

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Options Process

Are you considering the best options?

  • You like it or find it interesting
  • You think you will do well
  • You’re good at it
  • You can develop new skills
  • It will combine well with other subjects
  • Your teachers think it is suitable for you
  • It’s useful for your future career
what are the options
What are the options?

GCSE/BTEC

ENRICHMENT

Media

Sports Leadership

Music

Rock Futures

Travel & Tourism

Horrible History

French

PE

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2

1

3

1

2

3

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Enrichment

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Oakbank TV

Instead of choosing to do a GCSE you can take an Enrichment Route.

Select the box AND write the name of the Enrichment course in.

yr9 into 10
Yr9 into 10

Key points:

  • Have you started any 2 year language courses? If so you will need to continue with them through to the end of Year 11.
  • You can re-do a GCSE Option from this year if you wish.
  • You can opt for a college course even you have not done Exploring Our Futures in Year 9.
  • If you choose Enrichment, you will be tied into Enrichment for the two years BUT you can change which Enrichment course you do each year if you wish.
key stage 4 advice

Key Stage 4 – Advice

Prospects – Careers Service are here (Craig Farrell and his advisers are based in the Dining Hall).

Year Teams – Head of Year and Tutors are available throughout the evening to offer one to one advice (they are based in the Dining Hall).

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Important dates:

Two weeks ago – the options survey (now completed) to indicate the kind of subjects you are interested in us providing

Last Week - Option booklets went out.

NOW - Options Evening – 13th Feb 2014

The next seven days:

-OPEN MINDS options lessons

- Departments to offer information and advice about KS4 courses in lessons.

Friday 21st Feb OPTIONS FORM DEADLINE.

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College – Rm 270

  • Work shops on:
  • Construction
  • Fab and Weld
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Child Development
  • Astronomy
  • Engineering (Tech)
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