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Year 8 into Year 9      

We want to improve attitude, behaviour and performance all round We want to encourage the highest of aspirations We want to ensure the greatest achievement We want to give you the best preparation for the future We want to celebrate your success We want to change the way the school is organised


Changing the organisation of the curriculum Y7

Y8

Y9

Y10

Key Stage 3

Options

Y12

Y13

Key Stage 4

Post 16

GCSE

A level

(SATS) Options

Key Stage 3

Y11

Key Stage 4 GCSE

Post 16

?

A level


Y7

Y8

English

English

Maths

Maths

Science

Science

RE

RE

PE

PE

MFL

Y9

French GCSE

LTL

MFL

DT

DT

Art

Art

Music

Music

History

History

Geography

Geography

(Drama)

Drama

Cz

Cz

ICT

ICT

(Dance)

(Dance)

PSHE

PSHE

Y10

Y11

Y12

Y13


Y7

Y8

English

English

English GCSE

Maths

Maths

Maths GCSE

Science

Science

Science GCSE

RE

RE

RE GCSE

PE

PE

MFL

Y9

Y10

PE

PE

French GCSE

LTL

MFL

Option 1

DT

DT

Option 2

Art

Art

Option 3

Music

Music

Option 4

History

History

Geography

Geography

(Drama)

Drama

Cz

Cz

Cz

Cz

ICT

ICT

ICT

ICT

(Dance)

(Dance)

PSHE

PSHE

PSHE

PSHE

Y11

Y12

Y13


Y7

Y8

Y9

Y10

English GCSE Maths GCSE Science GCSE RE GCSE PE

PE

French GCSE Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Some twilight provision Cz

Cz

ICT

ICT

PSHE

PSHE

Y11

Y12

Y13


English Baccalaureate 

Not a single qualification but a portfolio of ‘rigourous’ GCSEs (equivalent to 6 awards) English  Maths  Double Science (Additional)  History or Geography  A foreign language (French or Spanish) 

These subjects collectively will form the new national benchmark by which universities and employers will be able to gauge ability and potential


What do I choose? 

Most students will pursue the English Bac* plus one other subject from: Art  Dance (BTEC double award)  Drama  Food  ICT (OCR Nationals double award)  Music  PE (GCSE)  Resistant Materials (or may be Product Design) 

* Plus GCSE RE, core PE and ICT


Y7

Y8

Y9

Y10

English GCSE Maths GCSE Science GCSE RE GCSE PE

PE

French GCSE Additional Science History/Geog Language Option 4 Some twilight provision Cz

Cz

ICT

ICT

PSHE

PSHE

Y11

Y12

Y13


Other questions 

   

What if I am not very good at one of the Bac subjects? What if I am in the express GCSE French/ Spanish group in Y8? Can I increase my choices? Will I get what I want? What will be the options at the end of Year 10? What will follow Key Stage 4?


In rare cases students will replace a Bac subject with a second subject from this list: Art  Dance (BTEC double award)  Drama  Food  ICT (OCR Nationals double award)  Music  PE (GCSE)  Resistant Materials (or may be Product design) 


Other questions ď Ž

What if I am in the express GCSE French/ Spanish group in Y8?


Y7

Y8

Y9

Y10

Y11

English GCSE Maths GCSE Science GCSE RE GCSE PE

PE

French GCSE

2nd MFL GCSE

Additional Science History/Geog Option 4 Some twilight provision Cz

Cz

ICT

ICT

PSHE

PSHE

Y12

Y13


Other questions  

Can I increase my choices? Will I get what I want?


Y7

Y8

Y9

Y10

English GCSE Maths GCSE Science GCSE RE GCSE PE

PE

Additional Science History/Geog Option 3 Option 4 subject twilight provision Cz

Cz

ICT

ICT

PSHE

PSHE

Y11

Y12

Y13


Other questions  

What will be the options at the end of Year 10? What will follow Key Stage 4?


Y7

Y8

Y9

Y10

English GCSE Maths GCSE Science GCSE RE GCSE PE

PE

French GCSE

Y12

Y13

retake/ improve Option 5 PE

2nd MFL GCSE Option 1

Option 6

Option 2 Option 3

Option 7

Option 4

We want to maximise achievement against all government benchmarks by the end of Y11

Y11

Option 8 if En&Ma

Cz

Cz

Cz

ICT

ICT

ICT

PSHE

PSHE

PSHE

Y11 will be used to retake exams or boost grades or gain additional qualifications


Y7

Y8

Y9

Y10

Y11

Y12

Y13

retake/ improve

OPTION A

Option 5

OPTION B

PE 2 MFL GCSE nd

OPTION C

Option 6

OPTION D

Option 5

OPTION E

Option 8

if En&Ma

Cz ICT


Determining the option blocks


Two examples


Key Dates and Deadlines 

17th February ~ Options assembly and presentation to parents. Options booklet issued.

10th March ~ Joint Y8/Y9 options evening; an opportunity to gather additional information from subject teachers (Y9 will have presentation). Options forms issued.

17th March ~ deadline for handing in form


Y7

Y8

English

English

English GCSE

Maths

Maths

Maths GCSE

Science

Science

Science GCSE

RE

RE

RE GCSE

PE

PE

MFL

Y9

Y10

PE

PE

French GCSE

Y11

Y12

Y13

retake/ improve

OPTION A

Option 5

OPTION B

PE

2 MFL GCSE nd

LTL

MFL

Option 1

DT

DT

Option 2

Art

Art

Option 3

Music

Music

Option 4

History

History

Geography

Geography

(Drama)

Drama

Cz

Cz

Cz

Cz

Cz

ICT

ICT

ICT

ICT

ICT

(Dance)

(Dance)

PSHE

PSHE

PSHE

PSHE

PSHE

OPTION C

Option 6

OPTION D

Option 7

OPTION E

Option 8

if En&Ma


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