Subject Choice A special welcome to students who have transferred to Knock from other schools. Mrs Wynne (Head of Upper School) will see you here in the Hall after the presentations. Year 13 Curriculum Compulsory Elements 4 or 3 AS-level subjects Careers Religious Education Life Issues Tutorial Optional Element CoPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) (see Mrs Rainey) Options Book Subject entry requirements Outline of courses Career progression Teachers In Sports Hall this morning Careers Staff Have you matched the GCSE criteria for entry in to a subject? Check the information in your Options Book. Consult with the relevant Head of Department. There may be a little flexibility. If not, select an alternative subject using the Changing Subject Choices Form. Academic Criteria 5 GCSE passes, 4 at grade B. Usually a grade B if subject is to be studied at AS-level. Economics: B in Mathematics and English. Government & Politics: B in English. Sociology: B in English. Mathematics: A in Maths or grade C in Add Maths. Physics: AA in Science Double Award OR B in Physics + A in Maths OR C in Add Maths. Have you the right DA Science grades for A-level Biology, Chemistry or Physics? Required Double Award Science grades A-level Biology A-level Chemistry A-level Physics Plus BB B in Biology component AA A in Chemistry component AA A in Physics component Changing Subject Choices Subject choices made in February have all been timetabled. Limited room for change at this stage. High demand: Biology, Mathematics and Business Studies. No need to queue up to see me in Room 2Dr1 – simply return your ‘Changing Subject Choices’ Form to Reception. Do I need a 4th AS-level? Unsure about my best 3 subjects. Keeps your career options more open. A ‘safety net’ if you find one of your subjects difficult. Are you willing to work at all 4 subjects? 3 A-levels 3 A-levels + 1 AS-levels AAA A A B + A(AS) AAB A B B + A(AS) ABB B B B + B(AS) BBB B B C + B(AS) BBC B C C + B(AS) Examination Issues I Friday 6 September: Information on the November and January re-sits of GCSE exams becomes available. Friday 20 September: Deadline for the re-mark of a GCSE exam script (Photocopy is only available with re-mark). Friday 4 October: Deadline for request for original GCSE exam script. Friday 11 October: Deadline for entry for a GCSE re-sit. Examination Issues II For Year 13 students, 2013-14: AS-level exam papers in May/June 2014. A2 exam papers in May/June 2015. AS-level re-sit exam papers in May/June 2015. AS-level/A2 exam papers are no longer available in January 2014 or 2015. Try to do really well in your AS-level exam papers at the end of Year 13! Information and Advice Examination Issues Exams Officer, Mrs Tara Todd at Reception. AS-level Choice Heads of Department and Careers staff in Sports Hall. * If you have met the entry criteria there is no need to see the Head of Department. Curriculum/Timetable Issues Mr P. McCormick in Drama room (2Dr1).