Options

It’s Your Choice! - KS4 Options 2019

 

Key Dates

  • Information Evening – 31st January 2019
  • Assemblies Start – 21st January 2019
  • Parents’ Evening – 13th February 2019
  • Individual Options Interviews – Tuesday 05/03/19 and Thursday 07/03/19
  • Deadline for Return of Options Forms – 18th March 2019

New GCSEs will be graded 9–1, rather than A*–G. Grade 9 is the highest grade, set above the current A*.
The system is intended to help provide more differentiation, especially among higher achieving students.

 

How To Choose

  • A subject you like and are good at
  • Because you have chosen it rather than your friend
  • You like the subject not the present teacher
  • Because you think you will enjoy it
  • Coursework or exams? What are you more comfortable with?
  • It’s your choice
New Grading Stucture Old Grading Stucture

9

8

7

A*

A

6

5

4

B

C

3

2

1

D

E

F

G

U

U


 
Core Curriculum

  • English (Language and Literature)
  • Maths
  • Science (Two or 3)
  • History or GCSE Geography
  • Languages or a Vocational Qualification
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • CASP


 
Choices GCSEs

GCSEs in Art, Drama and PE may change to an Award, but are worth the same with colleges and universities as GCSEs.

Additional Academic Qualifications

  • Further Maths
  • Further Science
  • Computer Science


Vocational Qualifications

 

Curriculum Structure

Year 9 Lessons Per Week Year 10 Lessons Per Week Year 11 Lessons Per Week

Option A

2

Option A

2

Option A

2

Option B

2

Option B

2

Option B

2

Option C

2

Option C

2

Option C

2

Option D

2

Option D

2

Option D

2

Option E

2

Option E

2

Option E

2

Science

4

Science

4

Science

4

Maths

4

Maths

5

Maths

4

English

4

English

4

English

5

PE

2

PE

1

PE

1

Religious Education

1

Religious Education

1

Religious Education

1

Total

25

Total

25

Total

25

 

Help & Advice

If you need any more help:

  • Speak to your subject teachers
  • Mrs McVeigh (Head of Careers) is available Wednesday Lunch Times
  • Careers Adviser – Julie Tindall is available on a Tuesday