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Title: Mount Carmel RC High School A Specialist Science College Welcome

Mount Carmel RC High SchoolA Specialist Science
College Welcome
Information for Key Stage 4 2010-2012

KS 3 Assessment
  • No formal SATs examinations.
  • However, levels still have to be reported upon
    and assessment still takes place.
  • All subjects on-going assessment reported via
    Aim Higher reports and end of key stage summary
  • Year 9 Parents Evening Thursday 18th March.

KS 3 in English, Maths and Science.
  • Teacher assessments still reported
  • English key pieces of work assessed using APP.
  • Maths- GCSE begun early, first module exams in
  • Science on-going assessment in addition to an
    end of year exam in June.

KS4 and beyond.
  • Young people of 14 now need to start to consider
    their future aspirations.
  • There are now more options at 14 to think about
    than ever before.

Core Curriculum
  • All students study RE, English, Mathematics,
    Science, ICT, PE and PSHE. These take up the
    majority of a students time and all students
    must reach their targets in these subjects.

We then have options to consider.
All students then have five lessons per week
available for optional courses. The combinations
and choices made depend very much on the
individual student and we provide a variety of
mechanisms of support for this.
  • Work shops from external agencies encouraging
    students to think about how choices are made.
  • Impact learning drama production about
    considering the variety of options available from
  • Work with the schools personal adviser on
    career and progression paths organised by Mr
  • Options Evening and Keystage 4 curriculum
  • Attendance at Expo 2010 at Accrington and
    Rossendale College organised in conjunction with
  • The Common Prospectus Options Evening New Era
    9th March
  • Option talks from staff to provide more detail
    about courses
  • Taster sessions for some courses.

Making Choices.
Geography Catering History Leadership in Sport Business Studies French Languages Art Spanish Princes Trust XL Club Dance Product Design Travel and Tourism Health and Social Care General Studies College Courses Drama Literacy and Numeracy Common Prospectus courses Sport Studies Triple Science Music Citizenship
  • A wide variety of qualifications are now
    available in addition to the traditional GCSEs
  • BTEC, OCR National awards- both 100 coursework
    based, equivalent to 2 or 4 Grade C GCSE passes.
  • NVQ work related qualifications
  • Diploma
  • Modern apprenticeships

Other alternatives
  • 14 -19 Diplomas
  • Modern apprenticeships.
  • Hyndburn Rossendale and Ribble Valley consortium

14-19 DiplomaCreative and MediaConstructionSoci
ety Health and Development
  • Provide between 4 -7 GCSE equivalents.
  • A student cannot pass unless they pass functional
    English and Maths
  • Diplomas are new practical and vocational courses
    that require a huge amount of commitment and hard
  • Time away from learning in school is a feature of
    a Diploma so a student must be committed to
    keeping up with school work.
  • A diploma is a professional route intended to
    lead to level 3 qualifications. (A level
  • Interviews and rigorous selection takes place.
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Modern Apprenticeships
  • Building and construction
  • Sport
  • Hospitality.
  • These are professional career routes students can
    only be accepted if they are likely to obtain 5
    A-C GCSEs including English, maths and science.
    Time out of school required for these

Hyndburn Consortium courses
  • Joint courses with the other schools in Hyndburn.
  • Monday afternoons.
  • Selection process and minimum course

Vocational College courses.
NVQ courses mainly Level one or entry
level. Practical vocational courses. All day
Friday. Selection process Commitment to all other
aspects of school work required.
Making Choices.
  • Ask the experts
  • Read all the information available
  • Think about progression and what you want to do
    when you leave school.
  • Make a balanced choice taking into account your
    talents, gifts and skills.
  • Make choices for the right reasons.
  • Do not rush.

More advice
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  • Information advice and guidance personal adviser.

Personalising Learning
  • Choosing the right curriculum to match the
    talents, skills and qualities of the individual.
  • Tasters, meetings and individual interviews are
    an important part of the decision making process.
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