Key Stage 4 Guided Choices

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LPGS now offers students more choice of subjects than they had in the past. We know they are likely to do better in subjects they enjoy. We are also providing clear guidance to students about their chances of getting level 5 and above in the subjects they might like to take.

You may have heard of the government’s measure of GCSE success, called the English Baccalaureate. It will be achieved by those students who gain a level 5 and above in the combination of English, Mathematics, Science, History or Geography, and a language. This combination is available to all students. There is some evidence that it could affect offers of university places in the future.

We are offering a number of courses in vocational and work related learning. These are GCSE qualifications in which a larger proportion of the assessment is by continuous assessment alongside final exams. Tutors and your Head of Year will be able to explain more about these qualifications.

IMPORTANT DATES IN 2017-2018
In order to support the decision making process we will be running a series of events over the course of the year. We would also encourage you to open a conversation with your daughter regarding the process and the choices that she is looking to make as they will have an impact on her studies over the next two years.

27th January 2018

Year 9 Assembly
We will introduce the Guided Choices process to your daughter

22nd February 2018

Year 9 Parents’ Evening
An opportunity for you to discuss your daughter’s progress in each subject

1st March 2018

Year 9 Assembly
Here we will discuss the forthcoming PSHCE day

8th March 2018

Key Stage 4 Guided Choices Evening for Parents and Students
An opportunity for you and your daughter to explore different subject areas and ask questions about the process as a whole

13th March 2018

PSHCE day
A whole day of thought-provoking activities and personalised interviews aimed at helping support your daughter as she makes her choices at Key Stage 4. The Guided Choices Booklet is issued at this point.

22nd March 2018

Deadline for Guided Choices options (online choices form closes)

June/July 2018

Choices confirmed with students