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MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

MILLAIS SCHOOL What subjects do I have to take? All pupils study several compulsory GCSE’s English Language English Literature Mathematics Science - leading to two GCSE’s One full course MFL Design Technology

What subjects do I have to take?

All pupils study several compulsory GCSE’s

English Language

English Literature

Mathematics

Science - leading to two GCSE’s

One full course MFL

Design Technology

MILLAIS SCHOOL There are two compulsory short courses:- Religious Education Information and Communication Technology You will receive a certificate for these courses. The remaining two courses that are compulsory but not examined are Physical Education Personal Social & Health Education (PSHE)

There are two compulsory short courses:-

Religious Education

Information and Communication Technology

You will receive a certificate for these courses.

The remaining two courses that are compulsory but not examined are

Physical Education

Personal Social & Health Education (PSHE)

MILLAIS SCHOOL How many subjects do I select myself? In addition to the compulsory subjects there are subjects to choose from - these are the ‘Options’.

How many subjects do I select myself?

In addition to the compulsory subjects there are

subjects to choose from - these are the ‘Options’.

MILLAIS SCHOOL You should read through the details of all the other subjects we offer and begin to decide which courses you would like to choose. You should only choose one subject from each column . Several subjects appear in more than one block and this will help to provide a greater choice.

You should read through the details of all the other

subjects we offer and begin to decide which

courses you would like to choose.

You should only choose one subject from each

column . Several subjects appear in more than one

block and this will help to provide a greater choice.



What languages do I have to study at Key Stage 4? All students must do at least one full GCSE language. MILLAIS SCHOOL

What languages do I have to

study at Key Stage 4?

All students must do at

least one full GCSE

language.

MILLAIS SCHOOL Can I do a second language at GCSE if I have never taken it at school before? German, Spanish, Italian or Japanese can only be taken at GCSE level if it is currently being studied. However, you can choose to start a completely new language course if you want. If you are really good at your new language you may be able to do a GCSE in it.

Can I do a second language at

GCSE if I have never taken it at

school before?

German, Spanish, Italian or

Japanese can only be taken at

GCSE level if it is currently being

studied.

However, you can choose to start

a completely new language

course if you want. If you are

really good at your new language

you may be able to do a GCSE in

it.

MILLAIS SCHOOL What happens if I want to do two full GCSE languages? You need to chose German, Spanish,Italian or Japanese from Option D and the French from Option E & F.

What happens if I want to do two full GCSE

languages?

You need to chose German, Spanish,Italian or

Japanese from Option D and the French from

Option E & F.

MILLAIS SCHOOL What happens if I want to do a full language course and a short language course? This is a good way of continuing your with two languages whilst keeping your options open for other subjects. Choose your first language from Block D then choose your short course language from Block E.

What happens if I want to do a full

language course and a short language

course?

This is a good way of continuing your

with two languages whilst keeping

your options open for other subjects.

Choose your first language from Block D

then choose your short course language

from Block E.

MILLAIS SCHOOL New language short course! We would like to offer a new short course language in Block E – Applied French. This course has run successfully for the past two years but is available to limited numbers.

New language short course!

We would like to offer a new short course

language in Block E – Applied French.

This course has run successfully for the past two years but is available to limited numbers.

MILLAIS SCHOOL New language short course! The course consists of 2 units of work where French will be combined with ICT. If you think you may be interested in this option you must see Mr Rodriguez before you finally hand in your options form.

New language short course!

The course consists of 2 units of work where

French will be combined with ICT. If you think

you may be interested in this option you must

see Mr Rodriguez before you finally hand in

your options form.

MILLAIS SCHOOL FULL COURSE (3) ICT RE Latin (Beg) + PART 2 FULL COURSE (2) French FULL COURSE GCSE Art Drama Dance PE Music Geography History BCS Youth Award Literacy Support PLUS OR SHORT COURSE French German Spanish Applied French (with ICT) BEGINNERS Spanish German Italian Japanese PART 1 FULL COURSE French FULL COURSE GCSE French German Spanish Italian Japanese Open Choice F (5) Languages E (3) Languages D (5)

MILLAIS SCHOOL What happens if I don't want to do two languages or do a beginner’s course? You can choose Citizenship instead.

What happens if I don't want to do two

languages or do a beginner’s course?

You can choose Citizenship instead.

MILLAIS SCHOOL What subjects have I not done at Key Stage 3 before? In the options blocks you will find the following: Business & Communication Systems Applied French Citizenship Youth Award Latin

What subjects have I not done at Key

Stage 3 before?

In the options blocks you will find the following:

Business & Communication Systems

Applied French

Citizenship

Youth Award

Latin

MILLAIS SCHOOL What is triple science? This is where the three sciences are taught separately. It leads to three grades for science in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at GCSE whereas Dual Science will lead to two GCSE grades.

What is triple science?

This is where the three sciences are

taught separately. It leads to three

grades for science in Physics, Chemistry

and Biology at GCSE whereas Dual

Science will lead to two GCSE grades.

MILLAIS SCHOOL Youth Award If you wish to be considered for the Youth Award Scheme you will need to see Miss Quint or Mr Rodriguez. It is not a GCSE course.

Youth Award

If you wish to be considered for the Youth

Award Scheme you will need to see Miss Quint or

Mr Rodriguez. It is not a GCSE course.

MILLAIS SCHOOL Getting the balance right It is important that you do a variety of subjects - the options form is designed to give you a balanced and varied workload.

Getting the balance right

It is important that you do a variety of subjects - the

options form is designed to give you a balanced and

varied workload.

MILLAIS SCHOOL Do my choices affect my long term career aspirations? They could do. You need to consider what subjects may be useful to you in your chosen career.

MILLAIS SCHOOL What teachers will I have for my GCSE’s? Don’t choose a subject because you like the teacher you have at the moment - there are no guarantees about which teachers you will have.

What teachers will I have for my

GCSE’s?

Don’t choose a subject because you like the

teacher you have at the moment - there are

no guarantees about which teachers you will

have.

MILLAIS SCHOOL If I choose the same subjects as my friends will we be together? Don’t choose a course because a friend has chosen it and you want to be together - you probably won’t be with your friend anyway. New groups are formed from all three bands of Year 9 for the Options. You will meet new pupils and make new friends!

If I choose the same subjects as my friends will we be together?

Don’t choose a course because a friend has chosen it and you want to be together - you probably won’t be with your friend anyway. New groups are formed from all three bands of Year 9 for the Options. You will meet new pupils and make new friends!

MILLAIS SCHOOL How long have a got to choose my Options? You have until February 21 st to hand your form to your tutor. If you are sure about your choices you can hand your form in before this date.

How long have a got to choose my Options?

You have until February 21 st to hand your form to

your tutor. If you are sure about your choices you

can hand your form in before this date.

MILLAIS SCHOOL You can write any queries you have at the bottom of the Options Form.

You can write any queries you have at the

bottom of the Options Form.

MILLAIS SCHOOL Every effort will be made to make sure that you get your first choice but occasionally groups are too small and we cannot offer them.

Every effort will be made to make sure that

you get your first choice but occasionally

groups are too small and we cannot offer

them.

MILLAIS SCHOOL You will be notified of your choices in the Summer Term.

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY GCSE

Everyone has to take one area of D&T at GCSE level The four options are:- Food Graphics Resistant Materials Textiles All four areas have the same amount of coursework(60%). All four areas have a written exam(40%).

The four options are:-

Food

Graphics

Resistant Materials

Textiles

All four areas have the same amount of coursework(60%).

All four areas have a written exam(40%).

Yr 10 You will be taught the skills and knowledge needed for your GCSE.

You will be taught the skills and knowledge needed for your GCSE.

Coursework Begins in the summer term of year 10 and continues until February ½ term of Yr 11. The coursework for each area is very similar. It consists of a folder (worth 40% of the coursework mark) And a practical element (worth 60% of the coursework mark)

Begins in the summer term of year 10 and continues until February ½ term of Yr 11.

The coursework for each area is very similar.

It consists of a folder (worth 40% of the coursework mark)

And a practical element (worth 60% of the coursework mark)

Food Technology Teacher in Charge Mrs Atherley An outline of the topics to be covered:- · Healthy Eating · Different Cultures · Additives · Special Diets e.g. vegetarian · Working with basic ingredients – Pastry/Sponges/Rice/Pasta/Vegetables/Bread/Raising Agents · Product Design · Convenience Foods · Hygiene and Hazard Control How the Course will be Assessed: · Written Work · Practicals · Peer Marking · End of Unit Tests · Experiments · 1:1 discussionwithTeacher Coursework Element: Coursework is chosen by the pupil.

Teacher in Charge Mrs Atherley

An outline of the topics to be covered:-

· Healthy Eating · Different Cultures · Additives

· Special Diets e.g. vegetarian

· Working with basic ingredients – Pastry/Sponges/Rice/Pasta/Vegetables/Bread/Raising Agents

· Product Design · Convenience Foods

· Hygiene and Hazard Control

How the Course will be Assessed:

· Written Work · Practicals · Peer Marking

· End of Unit Tests · Experiments · 1:1 discussionwithTeacher

Coursework Element:

Coursework is chosen by the pupil.

Examples of Yr 10 Work

Examples of Yr 11 Work

Graphics Teacher in charge : Mrs Elwick An outline of the topics to be covered: A varied range of creative projects which could include: A pop-up book or card, and a new ‘Fair Trade’ Fruit Logo campaign Fantasy clock and a novelty computer mouse Interior or architectural projects. You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of drawing, ICT and 3D modelling skills. You will have ready access to well equipped ICT facilities enabling you to easily create special effects on your designs using a digital camera, scanner and ‘photoshop’ software. Year 10 Graphics pupils have also successfully entered national design competitions winning top prizes. GCSE Coursework Design a new corporate identity (logo) for a company or organisation plus a range of promotional products, or an Exhibition stand. Trips/Visits to support the subject in Year 10 A visit to a Graduate Degree Show in London to see the work of new designers.

An outline of the topics to be covered:

A varied range of creative projects which could include:

A pop-up book or card, and a new ‘Fair Trade’ Fruit Logo campaign

Fantasy clock and a novelty computer mouse

Interior or architectural projects.

You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of drawing, ICT and 3D modelling skills.

You will have ready access to well equipped ICT facilities enabling you to easily create special effects on your designs using a digital camera, scanner and ‘photoshop’ software.

Year 10 Graphics pupils have also successfully entered national design competitions winning top prizes.

GCSE Coursework

Design a new corporate identity (logo) for a company or organisation plus a range of promotional products, or an Exhibition stand.

Trips/Visits to support the subject in Year 10 A visit to a Graduate Degree Show in London to see the work of new designers.

Examples of Yr 10 Work Fantasy clocks, Novelty Mice & Pop-up Books.

Examples of Yr 11 Work Logos & Exhibition Stands

Resistant materials Teacher in charge : Mrs Pohorely An outline of the topics to be covered : In Year 10:- You will have the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials such as woods, metals, Plastics and the new ‘modern’ and ‘smart’ materials. You will design and make clocks, novelty storage units, Christmas decoration and items in quantity. Coursework Element: You will then know what materials you enjoy working with most so : You will design and make a product which particularly interests you using appropriate resistant materials e.g a novelty light, a bedside table or a set of silver jewellery with precious stones in a rosewood jewellery box. Tri ps/Visits to support the subject in Year 10 We hope to take Year 10 to visit the Design Museum.

An outline of the topics to be covered :

In Year 10:-

You will have the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials such as woods, metals, Plastics and the new ‘modern’ and ‘smart’ materials. You will design and make clocks, novelty storage units, Christmas decoration and items in quantity.

Coursework Element:

You will then know what materials you enjoy working with most so :

You will design and make a product which particularly interests you using appropriate resistant materials e.g a novelty light, a bedside table or a set of silver jewellery with precious stones in a rosewood jewellery box.

Tri ps/Visits to support the subject in Year 10

We hope to take Year 10 to visit the Design Museum.

Examples of Yr 10 Work

Examples of Yr 11 Work

Textiles Teacher in Charge ; Mrs Eldridge An outline of the topics to be covered: The textile course will include the innovative and experimental use of fabrics, dyes and threads. In Year 10 a sketchbook is produced and students are encouraged to present their designs and fabric samples in a highly creative and imaginative way. (Basic dressmaking skills are incorporated into this project). Mini design projects are also taught including an embellished fabric box, embroidered bag using CAM and painted silk square. For GCSE coursework, students will design and make a product of their choice which would be either something to wear, such as a garment/bag or a soft furnishing such as a cushion/wall hanging. How the Course will be Assessed : 60% coursework 40% exam Coursework element : Written - 40% research, designs, samples, evaluations Practical - 60% practical item which could be something to wear (garment, hat, bag) something for the home cushion, screen, wall hanging). Trips/Visits to Support the Subject in Year 10 & 11: Clothes Show Live – Birmingham – Every 2-3 years. Cloth store Open Evenings.

An outline of the topics to be covered:

The textile course will include the innovative and experimental use of fabrics, dyes and threads. In Year 10 a sketchbook is produced and students are encouraged to present their designs and fabric samples in a highly creative and imaginative way. (Basic dressmaking skills are incorporated into this project). Mini design projects are also taught including an embellished fabric box, embroidered bag using CAM and painted silk square. For GCSE coursework, students will design and make a product of their choice which would be either something to wear, such as a garment/bag or a soft furnishing such as a cushion/wall hanging.

How the Course will be Assessed :

60% coursework

40% exam

Coursework element :

Written - 40% research, designs, samples, evaluations

Practical - 60% practical item which could be something to wear (garment, hat, bag)

something for the home cushion, screen, wall hanging).

Trips/Visits to Support the Subject in Year 10 & 11:

Clothes Show Live – Birmingham – Every 2-3 years. Cloth store Open Evenings.

Examples of Yr 10 Work

Examples of Yr 11 Work

All four areas are suitable for all abilities. Enthusiasm is the most important factor. Don’t just pick the subject your friend is doing. Choose the one YOU enjoy most or are best at-decide for yourself. Look at the department web pages and the options booklet for more information.

All four areas are suitable for all abilities.

Enthusiasm is the most important factor.

Don’t just pick the subject your friend is doing.

Choose the one YOU enjoy most or are best at-decide for yourself.

Look at the department web pages and the options booklet for more information.

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS History

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS MATHS

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

Mathematics GCSE The compulsory option!

GCSE Tiers Higher (A* - C) Sets 1 & 2 Intermediate (B – E) Sets 3, 4 & 5 Foundation (D – G) Set 6

Higher (A* - C) Sets 1 & 2

Intermediate (B – E) Sets 3, 4 & 5

Foundation (D – G) Set 6

Course Description Year 10 Assessment: Module 1 Handling Data Year 10 Exam 11% Module 2 Statistical Project 10% Module 3 Number Year 10 Exam 19%

Assessment:

Module 1 Handling Data Year 10 Exam

11%

Module 2 Statistical Project

10%

Module 3 Number Year 10 Exam

19%

Course Description Year 11 Module 4 Algebra Coursework 10% Module 5 Algebra & Shape Module 50%

Module 4 Algebra Coursework

10%

Module 5 Algebra & Shape Module

50%

GCSE Statistics Offered to Year 10 Set 1’s only Taught within the Handling Data Module Statistics Project used as coursework Statistics GCSE completed in Year 10

Offered to Year 10 Set 1’s only

Taught within the Handling Data Module

Statistics Project used as coursework

Statistics GCSE completed in Year 10

Where Next? A and AS levels A level requires Higher Tier or B at Intermediate NVQs and GNVQs Employment

A and AS levels

A level requires Higher Tier or B at Intermediate

NVQs and GNVQs

Employment

Careers in Mathematics Engineering Banking and Finance Medicine Computer Design Teaching

Engineering

Banking and Finance

Medicine

Computer Design

Teaching

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS Religious Studies

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS Modern Foreign Languages

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS MUSIC

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS Science

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

GCSE Science Mrs Henshall

 

Science in school is all about….. Gaining the knowledge to understand how science works in my life and in the world

Gaining the knowledge to understand how science works in my life and in the world

What can I choose? Science GCSE Separate Sciences Physics Biology Chemistry

How can I decide? By considering : Do I really, really enjoy science? Would I enjoy 3 science lessons in one day?

By considering :

Do I really, really enjoy science?

Would I enjoy 3 science lessons in one day?

What exams will I have to do? Modular exams in Y10 which are multiple choice This is the same for both science courses Exams in Y11 and a practical assessment.

Modular exams in Y10 which are multiple choice

This is the same for both science courses

Exams in Y11 and a practical assessment.

How Science Works Climatologists look

Good Luck with your choice. If you have any queries speak to your science teacher

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS ICT / BCS

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS Geography

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

Art & Design GCSE

Frequently Asked Questions How much work does Art GCSE involve? Two Units of Coursework and a Final Test How much of my mark is based on Coursework? 60% of the final grade Is there a written exam? No, the exam is practical & you will have 8 weeks to prepare for it. It makes up 40% of your final grade What projects will we be doing? This changes every year, but the themes are always interesting, and there is plenty of room for your own ideas

How much work does Art GCSE involve?

Two Units of Coursework and a Final Test

How much of my mark is based on Coursework?

60% of the final grade

Is there a written exam?

No, the exam is practical & you will have 8 weeks to prepare for it. It makes up 40% of your final grade

What projects will we be doing?

This changes every year, but the themes are always interesting, and there is plenty of room for your own ideas

Frequently Asked Questions Why should I take Art? Everything in our lives is designed by someone – you could be that person! Yes, but what if I’m not going to be a designer? Artistic skills are useful in many different occupations: photography, teaching/child care, computer game modellers, hair & beauty, the media etc Do you have to have talent to do well in Art? Most people can expect to pass, and last year over 40% got A or A*! There is little risk because of the emphasis on Coursework.

Why should I take Art?

Everything in our lives is designed by someone – you could be that person!

Yes, but what if I’m not going to be a designer?

Artistic skills are useful in many different occupations: photography, teaching/child care, computer game modellers, hair & beauty, the media etc

Do you have to have talent to do well in Art?

Most people can expect to pass, and last year over 40% got A or A*! There is little risk because of the emphasis on Coursework.

Final Pieces

Exam Work

Final Pieces

Sketchbook Work

Exam Work

What about all the work? Remember -there isn’t any revision or essays to write for Art & Design!

Fact - You decide what to make for your final pieces and for the exam: a painting, relief, print, ceramic, sculpture, textile, etc

Take Art GCSE if: You want to understand works of Art better You would like to develop your artistic skills You find it satisfying to make things You enjoy being creative!

You want to understand works of Art better

You would like to develop your artistic skills

You find it satisfying to make things

You enjoy being creative!

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS Drama

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

DRAMA Work with lots of different people Perform to family and friends Boost your Self –confidence Devise your own theatre piece

DRAMA Why choose drama? Explore different texts and characters Improve your communication skills See a piece of live theatre every year Build on the skills you have already learnt

DRAMA What is the drama GCSE made of? Unit 1: improvisation. This is just like the schemes you do in year 9. You are assessed on response , development and evaluation . Unit 2: play text You study a play text in depth and do 3 practical workshops based on it. You are assessed on your response , development and evaluation . Paper 2: You devise a piece of theatre in groups which is performed to an outside examiner. You are marked on your performance skills .

MILLAIS SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

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