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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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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.
  • To give students an opportunity to discuss courses with appropriate staff.
preparation so far

Preparation so far..

Impact Theatre Group

Ex HGS student talks

Subject talks

Special Assembly

Learn to Earn Day

Options evening


Options 2009

Four Different Routes


route 1
Route 1


Plus 5 GCSE’s

Total 11 GCSE’s

This is the traditional route taken by our students and is still appropriate for the majority

route 2
Route 2


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.

route 3
Route 3

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.

route 4
Route 4


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

subject choices

Subject Choices

A Foreign Language:

French / German / Latin / (Spanish / Panjabi- via after school tuition)

A Technology:

Product Design



Food Technology

subject choices continued

Subject Choices continued..

Humanities: Geography, History, Philosophy and Ethics, Classical Civilisation

Expressive Arts: Drama, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education, Dance

choices continued

Choices continued…

Business Studies



Media Studies

Health and Social Care


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Choices continued…

North Hertfordshire College support a work related course which includes Level 1 entry courses in Hair, Beauty, Automotives and Construction.

course choices diplomas
Course Choices: Diplomas

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

Information Technology



Dependent on viable group sizes

Some combinations are problematic due to timetabling

the english baccalaureate
The English Baccalaureate

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.

making choices

Making Choices

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