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Year 9 Options

International School of Bucharest


Key Stages of Education .

Yrs 12 & 13 IB Yrs 10 & 11 IGCSEs

Yrs 7-9


Before We Start……... These Subjects are still Compulsory in Yrs 10 & 11 ● ● ● ● ●

Maths English Global Perspectives P.E. (no exam) P.H.S.E. (no exam)


Y9 Options

Before you make your choices some advice‌‌...


What to Do Do ● ● ● ● ●

Choose subjects that you enjoy Choose subjects that you are good at If you have a chosen career in mind find out what subjects are needed Ask your teachers for advice, find out about the course from them Discuss the options with your parents


What Not to Do DO NOT ● ● ● ● ●

Choose a subject because a friend is taking it Choose or reject a subject because you like or dislike the teacher Choose a subject only because you believe that it’s going to be easy Choose a new subject without finding out more about it Leave choices until the last minute


One more thing……. Because of IB & Universities you to MUST choose at least. ● ONE Science (S) subject ● ONE Humanities (H) subject ● And a language You CANNOT choose Business Studies AND Economics


Option Block 4 You can only choose one ● ● ● ●

French Spanish Turkish English Support


Option Block 5 Choose one of these subjects ● ● ● ●

Business Studies (h) Drama Economics (h) Physics (s)


Option Block 6 Choose one of these subjects ● ● ● ● ●

Art & Design Biology (s) History (h) Geography (h) Physics (s)


Option Block 7 Choose one of these subjects ● ● ● ● ●

Business Studies (h) Chemistry (s) Geography (h) Music Biology (s)


Option Block 8 Choose one of these subjects ● ● ● ● ●

Biology (s) Chemistry (s) ICT Sociology (h) IGCSE PE


Some considerations ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Art/ Drama/ PE/ Music - practical subjects, a lot of coursework Biology & Geography - A great deal of course content Chemistry - Universities ask for this more than Biology for Medicine Physics - involves a lot of Maths, History/ Sociology - Essay style answers/ complex key words. Need for strong English ability Business Studies = small scale Economics = large scale Law - History not essential but a good option Medicine - Chemistry plus one other science Engineering - In many cases Physics (except Chemical Engineering) Architecture - Art & Physics are useful


Further Information More syllabus information can be found on the schools website at

http://isb.ro/Secondary/IGCSE-and-IB-Options.aspx

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Year 9 Options Presentation  

Year 9 Options Presentation