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Options - GCSE Options 2012-2013

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

This year we have produced a dedicated 6th form prospectus for the first time together with a dedicated website: http://www.stlouis6thform.com.

New for January 2012 New for 2013

 

Options Information


GCSE (For Year 10s)

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

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 and English as well as PE.
  • Pupil may however choose PE as a GCSE option.
  • 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.
  • If insufficient pupils choose an option they there is no guarantee that this option will run.
  • English Language and English Literature are two separate GCSE's but are covered within the one timetable allocation.
  • GCSE Additional 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.

At Post-16 level:

  • All pupils must study 4 post 16 qualifications from either A levels or BTECs.
  • 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 Nationals in ICT level 3.
  • You can only study 1 Business Studies option – i.e. either “normal” 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.

Mr. Brown

 

September 2011 - BTEC Presentations - What is BTEC? New for 2013

On the 27th of September 2011 a special careers assembly was held to invite pupils in years 11 and 12 to consider a range of new and exciting vocational qualifications that the school may offer in January 2013. Pupils were given an "expression of interest form" and asked to mark qualifications that they may wish to consider when making their options.

Mr. Brown gave a presentation to explain the reasons why the pupils should consider BTECs when making Post-16 options and this is below:

Mrs. Devlin gave a presentation to explain what BTECs are and how they are accepted at Universities. This can be seen below.


 



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