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Options - GCSE Options 2015-2016

From this page you will be able to download the options booklets for years 10 and 12.

We have produced a dedicated 6th form prospectus together with a dedicated website: http://www.stlouis6thform.com.

New for January 2015 New for 2013

 

Options Information


GCSE (For Year 10s) - Will be released 12th Jan 2015

Post-16 Level Options (For year 12s)

During options week you need to consider:

  • What subjects you would like to study at GCSE or Post-16
  • To help you make this important decision consult with your teachers and parents
  • The head of careers would like you to make sure you have read the first section in the booklet, the Careers information, before you look at the subject pages. She also has extra material available for your to read such as the Queen's Junior Prospectus.
  • If you have particular career in mind and are not sure what subjects you should take then please make an appointment with the head of careers.

You will be given a preliminary options sheet from which you must choose your options.

These are then placed in "Blocks". When you get the second and final sheet you can only choose one option from each block. Subjects are then timetabled and are unlikely to change.

At GCSE you choose 6 options. At Post-16 you can choose 4.

You will finalise your choices after the parent / teacher meeting in February (year 12) and March (year 10).

It is very important that you make the right choices now. Give careful consideration to the choices you make.

At GCSE:

  • You must make 6 choices and mark them in preference order from 1-6 i.e. if you really want to take Art then mark this as your number one choice, followed by your next choice.
  • All pupils must study RE, Maths, English, English Literature as well as PE.
  • English Language and English Literature are two separate GCSE's but are covered within the one timetable allocation.
  • Pupil may however choose PE as a GCSE option or Further Maths.
  • GCSE Further Maths is offered to students who excel in maths at KS3 and who wish to extend their mathematical skills in preparation for A level Maths.This year Further Maths will count as one of your six options.
  • Pupils must take at least one Science.
  • It is strongly recommended that students study a language at GCSE.
  • You can only study 1 ICT option. Not both ICT and Computer Science
  • If insufficient pupils choose an option they there is no guarantee that this option will run.

At Post-16 level:

  • All pupils must study 4 post 16 qualifications from either A levels / BTECs or Cambridge Technicals.
  • When choosing your options you will mark your preference from 1-4 i.e. if you really want to take Art, mark this as your number one choice, followed by your next choice etc.
  • You can only study 1 ICT option – i.e. either “normal” A level or the Vocational (applied) option. The applied ICT course is the OCR Cambridge Technical in ICT level 3.
  • You can only study 1 Business Studies option – i.e. either A level or the Vocational (applied) option.
  • If insufficient pupils choose an option they there is no guarantee that this option will run.

At any time please ensure that you ask questions of your teachers or parents.

Options Presentations

GCSE Options

GCSE Options Introduction - Mr Brown

GCSE Options Introduction - Mrs Devlin

GCSE Subject Presentations

Art Biology Business Studies Chemistry
Child Development Construction Computing Drama
Engineering French Further Mathmatics Geography
History Home Economics ICT Irish
Media Studies Music PE Physics
   
Spanish Technology    

 

Post 16 Options

Post 16 Options Introduction - Mr Brown

 


 

 

Post 16 Options Introduction - Mrs Devlin