all, Core Studies will provide you with between 6 and 8 GCSE equivalent qualifications, plus a short course GCSE in P.E. This will give
you an excellent foundation when you apply for further
education in the Sixth Form or at college, a job or at a
later stage a place at University.
Besides the Core, you take another three full Level 2
Here you have a very wide choice – and so we refer to these
subjects as ‘Options’. They include:
Choosing can be difficult. If you already have a
very specific career in mind, this may influence what
subjects you go for. However, most people will not yet be
thinking this far ahead.
So the most
important guideline is: choose subjects which you think you
will enjoy and do well at, achieving the best qualifications
of which you are capable.
Because these decisions are so important, you need to
research and discuss them as fully as you can. Go
through this prospectus very carefully and keep accessing it to
check details. Talk over your possible choices with your
parents, your tutor and your subject teachers. Make sure
you keep asking questions until you get all the information
you need. No teacher will mind you coming back for a second
or third discussion. (It is extremely difficult to make
changes in Year 10 once the courses have started. This is
rarely done and then only in exceptional cases).
We ask you to make first choices and 2 reserves. This is
because we could not run a course if only a very few
students wanted to do it. However, past experience shows
that the majority of you will get your first choices.