Welcome to the Year 9 Options Evening. Year 9 Options Evening. Purpose: To explain the process for selecting option choices at Hitchin Girls’ School. To outline the types of qualification on offer for students at Key Stage 4.
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Impact Theatre Group
Ex HGS student talks
Learn to Earn Day
Four Different Routes
Plus 5 GCSE’s
Total 11 GCSE’s
This is the traditional route taken by our students and is still appropriate for the majority
Plus 3 GCSE’s
Plus 2 blocks of Personalised Learning and the opportunity to undertake a ‘Project’
Personalised Learning comprises additional Maths, English, ICT and other support.
The Applied Learning Route
Plus 2 GCSE’s
Plus Level 1 College or School Based Vocational Course
Plus Personalised Learning, including a project
This route may involve studying for half a day at an alternative venue.
Plus Principal Diploma Learning
Plus Generic Learning
Plus 1 GCSE and a project
This route involves studying for one full day at an alternative venue
A Foreign Language:
French / German / Latin / (Spanish / Panjabi- via after school tuition)
Humanities: Geography, History, Philosophy and Ethics, Classical Civilisation
Expressive Arts: Drama, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education, Dance
Health and Social Care
North Hertfordshire College support a work related course which includes Level 1 entry courses in Hair, Beauty, Automotives and Construction.
There are 5 lines of learning available at Level 1 and 2 across the area
Construction and the Built Environment
Creative and Media
Society, Health and Development
Dependent on viable group sizes
Some combinations are problematic due to timetabling
The current Education Minister is encouraging schools to offer a particular combination of GCSE’s entitled the E BAC.
This means in addition to the core, students need to select either History or Geography.
Students also need to pass a Foreign Language at grade A*-C.
Whilst maintaining breadth and balance, also consider
-What you enjoy
-What you are good at
-What you may wish to do after Year 11:
AS levels, college, employment, training