Scalby School Year 10 Key Stage 4 Course Information January 2014 Year 10 Courses 2014-2015 Core Provision The core provision represents those subjects that you are entitled to study and these are automatically timetabled for you. In Year 10 the core subjects are; Maths (4 periods per week), English (4 periods per week), Science (4 periods per week), PE (2 periods per week) and Life (1 period per week). You will also continue with French/Art (3 periods per week) and your chosen Humanities subject (3 periods per week). Year 10 Options The way you select your options for Year 10 is different from the way you chose your option subject last year. This year you will be able to choose TWO options subjects. You will study both of these subjects in Year 10 AND in Year 11. You will study one of your options subjects two periods per week in Year 10 and then three periods per week in Year 11. The other option subject will be studied for three periods per week in Year 10 and for two periods per week in Year 11. This means that this is the last time that you will be required to select options subjects as you are now selecting the options which you will study until the end of Year 11. Making the choices Please read the descriptions of each subject carefully. If you have any questions about the subject then please speak to your teacher before making your choice. Ask them about the topics you will study, what you will be required to do in the exam, what your predicted GCSE grade in the subject is and what extra work you could do in order to extend and deepen your learning. You and your parents/carers can find out more information about each subject at the Options Information Evening. Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Mrs Ruth Green, our Careers Advisor, is in school each Tuesday and Friday morning during term time. Every student is entitled to a face to face Career Guidance interview. Parents and carers are welcome to join their young person for the Guidance interview provided that the student is comfortable with this. Students can ask for an interview and referrals can be made by teaching staff, support staff and parents. Guidance interviews typically last around 40 minutes. Shortly after the interview each student seen will receive a full Career Action Plan with agreed action points to help them move forward. It is helpful for students to make notes before their session and write down any questions they may have so that things are not missed. Students can ask for a follow up appointment if they wish and are often invited along again at a later date if the Careers Advisor feels it would be beneficial. Even if you think you know what you want to do later on, or which subjects you intend to choose, it is a very good idea to come along for a discussion just to make certain that you have chosen the right subjects and you are aware of all options available to you after Year 11. There is rarely only one route to a career and there may be alternatives that you are not aware of. It doesn’t matter what school year you are in, it is never too early to begin researching your options. This is your future, it is important that you make informed choices. A Career Guidance interview can help you with your next steps. To make an appointment, please speak with Mrs Scott who will be happy to arrange this for you. Option Subject Information Year 10 Option Choice Form 2014-2015 Name: ……………………………….................... Mentor Group: 9 ………….... It is important to indicate alternative subjects in case your first choice course does not run. This can happen if not enough students wish to study a subject. Please indicate your preferences for each option block. Option A Option B Preference 1 Preference 2 Preference 3 Preference 4 Student’s Signature: ………………………… Parent’s Signature: ………………………. Please return the option form to your tutor by Friday 31 January 2014. If you do not return your form by this date you may not get your first preference Options subjects. Year 10 Option Choices – January 2014 All courses are GCSE courses. Option A Option B This option will be studied 2 periods per week in Year 10 and 3 periods per week in Year 11 This option will be studied 3 periods per week in Year 10 and 2 periods per week in Year 11 Product Design Business Studies Catering Art Textiles PE Graphics Media Triple Science Product Design Business Studies Catering Art ICT PE Graphics Media Triple Science How to choose your subjects You simply choose one subject from each option block. Remember you will study BOTH subjects until the end of Year 11.