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<ul><li><p>KS4 Pathways2018-2020</p></li><li><p>Welcome to KS4Dear student and parents,</p><p>The aim of this booklet is to help you plan your Key Stage 4 Pathway, which spans Years 10 and11. You have some important decisions to make about your future, so please take the time toread the course descriptions and requirements carefully, and discuss your thoughts with therelevant subject teachers.</p><p>This booklet sets out the compulsory subjects you must take, which include English Language,English Literature, Mathematics, Science, Core Physical Education and either History orGeography which you already started in Year 9. If you are in Sets 1 and 2 then Spanish is alsocompulsory. The booklet will also go onto explain the optional subjects you can choose from.</p><p>WHICH SUBJECTS SHOULD I CHOOSE?</p><p>WHICH SUBJECTS DO YOU LIKE? </p><p>You may try harder at the subjects you like and </p><p>therefore may also enjoy them more.</p><p>WHICH ARE YOUR BEST SUBJECTS? </p><p>You may stand a better chance of obtaining good results and examination </p><p>success in these subjects.</p><p>WHICH SUBJECTS ARE RECOMMENDED?Find out what your </p><p>teachers think of your subject choices.</p><p>WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU NEED?</p><p>If you have an idea on the career you might wish to </p><p>follow then you may need certain qualifications. </p><p>WHAT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CAREER IN MIND?</p><p>Most Year 9 pupils are undecided so dont worry. It makes sense to keep an </p><p>open mind. </p><p>CAN I CHOOSE THE SAME SUBJECTS AS MY </p><p>FRIENDS?Friends often choose </p><p>subjects together, which is fine if you like the same things but remember you will study these subjects three or four times per </p><p>week for two years.</p><p>WHAT ABOUT NEW SUBJECTS?You will find that you have already studied many of the subjects during the first three years inschool. However, it is almost certain that there will be a number of subjects that are unfamiliar.</p><p>You will be involved in a vocational day to introduce you to the unfamiliar subjects but if you arestill unsure then make sure you go to the relevant teachers and find out more information. Youcan also use the information in this booklet to help you gain a better understanding.</p><p>Your teachers will also be involved in a series of assemblies to give you more detail on whicheach subject entails.</p></li><li><p>CHANGES IN SUBJECTS AFTER SEPTEMBER ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN VERY EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.</p><p>Pa</p><p>thw</p><p>ays E</p><p>xp</p><p>lain</p><p>ed</p><p>WHO CAN HELP WITH YOUR CHOICE?</p><p>Your Parents Are interested in your future and will offer valuableadvice. They know you best as a person</p><p>Subject Teachers Know how good you are at a particular subject.</p><p>Form Tutor/Head of Year They have an overall picture of yourprogress at school.</p><p>Careers Teachers Have a great deal of careers information and cangive you guidance if you have a particular career in mind.</p><p>Relatives and Friends May have made similar choices in the pastand may be able to point out the advantages and disadvantages ofcertain choices.</p><p>HOW WILL YOU MAKE YOUR CHOICE?The arrangements for your option choices are as follows:</p><p>1. Year 9 Progress and Pathways Evening: Monday 12th March 2018. This evening will giveyou the opportunity to discuss choices. Stalls will be set up with samples of work andstaffed by teachers which will allow you to see the type of work required and give you theopportunity to ask questions.</p><p>2. Completed forms to be returned to Miss Cropper by Friday 16TH March 2018.</p><p>CAN I CHANGE MY MIND?In most cases your course of study starts in September for two years. However carefully youchoose, there is always the possibility that a particular choice may turn out to be a mistake. Ifthis happens you may be allowed to change. Although, we do not want anyone to have theattitude that they do not need to bother or think carefully about the options or to believethey can chop and change their course if they feel like it.</p><p>Therefore, a change will only be allowed provided:</p><p>1. It is within the first two weeks of term.2. There is a valid educational reason.3. That there is a vacancy in the subject you wish to take.4. That is has the approval of the following:</p><p> Your parents/ carers The Heads of Faculties The Assistant Principal Miss L Cropper</p></li><li><p>Info</p><p>rma</p><p>tion</p><p> for P</p><p>are</p><p>nts</p><p>HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?</p><p>Talk to your son or daughter about what he/ she would like to do. Read this booklet withthem so that you too are fully informed about the choices they can make.</p><p>The last two years of compulsory schooling is a time of great pressure on pupils. This iscoursework to complete, deadlines to meet, exams to take, jobs to find and furthereducation courses to enquire about. At the same time there are many social pressures foryoung people to deal with out of school. It is very important that pupils develop the meansto cope with these problems and decisions and still be happy and well motivated. A goodschool life can help to make all the other problems easier to work through and sort out.Please ensure your child attends school regularly and on time. Talk to them about thecourse they are following, check their homework planners and let us know if you have anyconcerns. We are very keen to avoid any problems which may prevent your children fromdoing their best. Therefore is it important to maintain good standards of dress, behaviourand attendance, falling standards will be dealt with quickly to prevent any major problems.</p><p>The last two years are important to all of our pupils we wish them luck and look for yoursupport as parents, to help ensure a successful outcome for all pupils at Broadoak School.</p><p>PLEASE NOTE:</p><p>Some courses will be oversubscribed and staff will have to select on a childs ability for thesubject, effort in the course during Year 9, attitude and behaviour.</p><p>Similarly some courses will be undersubscribed and will not run due to lack of numbers.Pupils who chose these subjects will need to select another subject choice.</p></li><li><p>Care</p><p>ers E</p><p>du</p><p>catio</p><p>n, In</p><p>form</p><p>atio</p><p>n, </p><p>Ad</p><p>vic</p><p>e a</p><p>nd</p><p> Gu</p><p>idan</p><p>ce Y</p><p>ear 7</p><p>-11</p><p>WHO?</p><p> Mrs S Lord is Broadoaks Careers Coordinator and Adviser.</p><p> Mrs S Peak is Year 10 Work Experience Coordinator.</p><p> Careers Education is provided throughout Year 7 to Year 11.</p><p> Involving representatives from employment, training and</p><p>further and higher education.</p><p>WHAT? Information is provided to all pupils about the different</p><p>progression routes that they can take at each phase in their</p><p>education. Mrs Lord provides impartial information and</p><p>personalised support for each pupil considering Academic</p><p>(GCSE/ A-level), Vocational (BTECs), or the Apprenticeship</p><p>routes..</p><p>WHY?</p><p>START WELL, LIVE WELL, AGE</p><p>WELL</p><p>WHERE?</p><p> Dean Trust Moodle- Broadoak- Careers </p><p>https://thedeantrustmoodle.org/course/view.php?id=811</p><p> Careers Office based on the Vocational corridor- interviews</p><p> Raspberry Pi Caf- lunch time drop-ins</p><p> Careers area in the LRC</p><p>WHEN?</p><p> From Year 7 to Year 11, and post-16.</p><p> During Form Time where Steps Booklets are completed.</p><p> During all lessons, links will be made to the world of work.</p><p> Friday lunchtime drop-ins</p><p> Discrete Careers lessons within PSHCEE</p><p> During assemblies</p><p>HOW?</p><p> Small group and 1:1 guidance interviews.</p><p> Cross-curricular and Careers lessons within PSHCEE.</p><p> School organised events, trips to Careers Exhibitions, visits to</p><p>employers, visits to education and training providers, guest</p><p>speakers into school</p><p> Weekly Careers drop-ins on Friday lunchtimes</p><p> Year group assemblies</p><p>https://thedeantrustmoodle.org/course/view.php?id=811</p></li><li><p>Core</p><p> E</p><p>nglis</p><p>h L</p><p>itera</p><p>ture</p><p>Course Content</p><p>For more information on this course please talk to</p><p>GCSE English Literature</p><p>Exam Board AQA</p><p>Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9</p><p>Assessment Two written exams worth 40% and 60%. Paper 1: Shakespeareand the 19Th Century Novel. Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry.</p><p>Possible pathway </p><p>from this course</p><p>Studying English Literature introduces you to a world of history,culture and human behaviour it will help you to make sense ofthe world around you. It is useful for any job that involvescommunication including advertising, marketing, writing andjournalism, law, business, teaching, art, media and design. EnglishLiterature is vital for progression onto further education andemployment.</p><p>Key Stage 4 OutlineEnglish Language and Literature are taught </p><p>simultaneously throughout Y10 and Y11. </p><p>Mock exams are sat throughout the year with the final exams at the end of Y11.</p><p>Paper 1 Shakespeare and19th Century Novel</p><p>Section A</p><p>Section B</p><p>Shakespeare(1 question on an extract to develop to discuss the play as a whole) SPG</p><p>19th Century Novel(1 question on an extract to develop to discuss the play as a whole)</p><p>1hr45m20%</p><p>20%</p><p>Total/64 40%</p><p>Paper 2 Modern Texts and Poetry Section A</p><p>Section B</p><p>Section C</p><p>Modern textNovel OR Play(ONE Q from choice of two, not extract-whole) SPG</p><p>Studied Poetry:Power and Conflict(ONE comparative Q one named poem, one chosen poem from the cluster) no choice of Q.</p><p>Unseen Poetry(ONE question on single poem AND ONE question comparing this with a second poem) no choice of Q.</p><p>2hr15m20%</p><p>20%</p><p>20%</p><p>Total/ 9660%</p><p>Mrs Sloper-Russell (Head of English)</p></li><li><p>Core</p><p> E</p><p>nglis</p><p>h L</p><p>anguage</p><p>GCSE English Language</p><p>Exam Board AQA</p><p>Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9</p><p>Assessment Two written exams worth 50% each. Paper 1: Explorations inCreative Reading and Writing. Paper 2: Writers Viewpointsand Perspectives over time.</p><p>Possible pathway </p><p>from this course</p><p>Studying English Language prepares you for the real world inevery way; from being able to write a job application, tocommunicating effectively in every day life. English Languageis vital for progression onto further education andemployment.</p><p>Course Content</p><p>For more information on this course please talk to</p><p>Mrs Sloper-Russell (Head of English)</p><p>Key Stage 4 OutlineEnglish Language and Literature are taught simultaneously throughout </p><p>Y10 and Y11. Mock exams are sat throughout the year with the final exams at the end </p><p>of Y11.</p><p>Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading &amp; Writing</p><p>Section AReading</p><p>Section BWriting</p><p>ONE modern (20/21st C) prose fiction text (4qs)</p><p>ONE descriptive or narrative writing task(choice of image, scenario, written prompt)</p><p>1hr45m25%</p><p>25%</p><p>Total/8050%</p><p>Paper 2 Writers Viewpoints &amp; Perspectives (over time)</p><p>Section AReading</p><p>Section BWriting</p><p>ONE non-fiction text vs. ONE literary non-fiction text from 19th C or 20/21st C.(Linked texts 4Qs including comparison)</p><p>ONE writing task to present a viewpoint, it will specify audience, purpose and form.</p><p>1hr45m25%</p><p>25%</p><p>Total/8050%</p></li><li><p>Core</p><p> -M</p><p>ath</p><p>em</p><p>atic</p><p>sMathematics</p><p>Exam Board Edexcel Higher Tier or OCR Foundation Tier</p><p>Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9</p><p>Assessment 100% end of Year 11 examination (3 papers each lasting onehour and thirty minutes)</p><p>Possible pathway </p><p>from this course</p><p>Numeracy remains a vital skill. This specification is one of themost commonly followed by schools and is highly respectedacross the country. All colleges and many employers willrequire at least the equivalent of a Grade 4 in this subject.</p><p>Course Content</p><p>For more information on this course please talk toMr Taylor (Head of Mathematics)</p><p>Mathematics consists of four main strands:</p><p>Key Stage 4 Outline There are two tiers of entry: Foundation and </p><p>Higher. Foundation comprises of grades 1 - 5</p><p> Higher comprises of grades 4 - 9 Each of the main strands are studied in blocks. You are assessed and graded at the end of each </p><p>block. You will also sit at least one mock examination in </p><p>Year 10 and at least three in Year 11</p><p>Number (inc. Ratio, </p><p>proportion and rates of </p><p>change)</p><p>Algebra Handling Data</p><p>Shape</p></li><li><p>Core</p><p> S</p><p>cie</p><p>nce </p><p>Science</p><p>Exam Board Edexcel</p><p>Qualification GCSE Combined Science (1-9)</p><p>Assessment Combined Science - 6 x 1 hour 10 minute exams in Year 11</p><p>Possible pathway </p><p>from this course</p><p>Teacher, laboratory scientist, nursing and midwifery,physiotherapist, sports scientist.</p><p>Course Content</p><p>For more information on this course please talk toMrs Hatton (Head of Science)</p><p>Both courses have separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons. You will have an assessment in each of the three Sciences at the end of each topic. You will also be </p><p>assessed on your practical skills as this forms part of the new GCSE examinations. There is no coursework. </p><p>Biology Units-1. Concepts in Biology2. Cells and control3. Genetics4. Natural Selection5. Health and Disease</p><p>6.Plant structures7. Animal Coordination8. Exchange and Transport9. Ecosystems</p><p>Chemistry Units 1. Concepts in Chemistry2. States of matter3. Methods of separation4. Acids5. Obtaining and using metals</p><p>6. Electrolysis7. Reversible reactions8. Metals and alloys9. Quantitative analysis10. Dynamic equilibrium</p><p>Physics Units 1. Concepts in Physics2. Waves3. Light4. Particle model5. Radioactivity</p><p>6. Astronomy7. Energy8. Forces9. Electricity10. Magnetism11. Forces and matter</p></li><li><p>GC</p><p>SE</p><p> Geogra</p><p>phy </p><p>Geography</p><p>Exam Board AQA </p><p>Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9</p><p>Assessment 35 % Unit 1 Physical Geography 3 topics35 % Unit 2 Human Geography 3 topics30% Unit 3 - Geographical Applications - Skills, fieldwork and issue evaluation</p><p>Possible pathway </p><p>from this course</p><p>Geography is great for any kind of career that involves theenvironment, planning, or collecting and interpreting data.Popular careers for people with geography qualificationsinclude: town or transport planning, surveying, conservation,sustainability, waste and water management, environmentalplanning, tourism, and weather forecasting. The army,police, government, research organisations, law andbusiness world also love the practical research skills thatgeographers develop. Geographers learn about human andpopulation development therefore geography can be usefulfor jobs in charity and international relations too.</p><p>Course Content</p><p>For more information on this course please talk toMr Hutson (Lead teacher of Geography)</p><p>The course is broken down into three units which will all require an exam to be sat at the end of Year 11. These are outlined below;</p><p>Unit 1Physical Geography</p><p>Challenge of natural hazardsPhysical landscapes in the UK</p><p>The living worldGeographical skills</p><p>Unit 2Human Geography</p><p>Urban issues and challengesThe changing economic world</p><p>The challenge of resource management</p><p>Geographical skills</p><p>Unit 3You will be tested on</p><p>Field work, Issue evaluation and Geographical skills</p></li><li><p>GC</p><p>SE</p><p> His</p><p>tory</p><p>History</p><p>Exam Board Edexcel </p><p>Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9</p><p>Assessment The course is assessed by 3 exams. There is no coursework.30 % Paper 1- Crime and Punishment40% Paper 2Henry V111 and his ministers; American West 1835-95 30 % Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany</p><p>Possible </p><p>pathway from </p><p>this course</p><p>With your excellent analytical, writing, debate and detectiveskills, youll be primed for a huge range of careers in law, politics,public sector, business, marketing, journalism, economics,teaching, academia, insurance, social research, archaeology andcuration (museums, galleries, archives and libraries).</p><p>Course Content</p><p>For more information on this course please talk to</p><p>Mrs Ganderton (Head of Humanities)</p><p>The course is broken down into three units which will all require an exam to be sat at the end of Year 11. These are outlined below. </p><p>Paper 1British Thematic Study</p><p>Crime and punishment in Britain c1000 to the present </p><p>with Whitechapel, c1870-1900: crim...</p></li></ul>