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Welcome to The Bromfords School. Courses for Key Stage 4


Why choose a course? Do

Do not pick a course because you enjoy the subject and are good at it. consult your teachers to see if the level of a course is suitable for you. try to select courses that give you a broad and balanced range of subjects.

ask for further help if you require it.

make stereotypical choices. All courses are equally open to both sexes. pick a course because your friend has done so.

pick a course because you like the teacher – you may not get that teacher. pick a course and expect that you can change it when you are half way in to it.


Three Main Pathways


Pathways for Key Stage 4 There are 3 main pathways There is more personalisation within each pathway  English Baccalaureate Pathway  Standard Pathway  Applied Pathway


What is common to the pathways in Key Stage 4?  English

 Citizenship

 Mathematics

 Physical Education

 Science

 Religious Education


Changes that affect you  The English Baccalaureate “Ebacc.” a measure for those

who achieve English, Maths, Science, a Modern Language and either History or Geography  The government has announced new EBC. (English

Baccalaureate Certificate) examinations. These do not start until 2014.  You will however be measured as achieving an English Baccalaureate if you reach an A*-C grade in these subjects  An Ebacc may be important for you for you.  It may become an expectation for those who go to university or entry for some employment or training.


Changes that affect you  The “Raising of the Participation age” for 16 year olds  means all 16 year olds are expected to continue in

education or training. You will have to continue take English and Maths if you have not reached a GCSE C grade in 2015. This will continue until you are 19  Applied vocational courses are continuing. There are some changes to the assessment arrangements.

 Examinations include: GCSE, BTEC qualifications, Short

Course GCSE, Functional Skills qualifications, Foundation level examinations plus the Baccalaureate when it begins.


Progression pathways 11-19+ 19+

16-19

Higher education

A-levels; Resit GCSE English and or Maths, Level 2 Couses

GCSEs and level 2 BTEC

14-16

11-14

Employment

Advanced Apprenticeships: apprenticeships (work-based learning)

English Baccalaureate English, Maths, Sciences, Modern Language & History or Geography

2013 Further education

Other work-based learning (eg BTEC, OCR, NVQs)

Other work-related learning (e.g. NVQ and others)

Foundation Learning Tiers 14-19

11-14 key stage 3

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Choices in the Ebacc Pathway  French  or Spanish  Geography  or History

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Art & Design Business Studies BTEC Drama Dance Food & Nutrition Graphics ICT Media Studies Music Photography Physical Education (Full Course) Resistant Materials Technology Systems & Control technology Textiles


Optional Course Choices in the Standard Pathway         

Art & Design Business Studies BTEC Drama Dance Food & Nutrition French Geography Graphics History

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ICT Media Studies Music Photography Physical Education (Full Course) Resistant Materials Technology Spanish Systems & Control Technology Textiles


Applied pathway:  3 days in school, 2 in college  After initial period not flexible


Applied Pathways Evening 17th January ď‚— Mrs Ruck coordinates working with Prospects College,

SEC (South Essex College) at Basildon, J & E Training (JET) and other schools

NVQs, Foundation Level learning Apprenticeships There are application & selection procedures for each of these courses


What happens next?  Applied Pathway information next week  Full reports issued for Parents’ Evening on 24th January.  Parents can meet us and tutors again  Students come and discuss their choices with us  We build our Year 10 curriculum and pass your information to our partners


Course choices 2013  
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