KS3 Choices

Key Stage 3 Pathways 2017-19: making the best choice

“It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.”  Jean Nidetch

At Regents Park Community College we aim for excellence for all our students and seek to offer them a balanced curriculum which will give a good basis from which to continue their studies. The future is important for your child and this is the first point in their education when they have the opportunity to choose some of the subjects they will study. They will need to be committed to their studies in order to be prepared for the high aspirations we have for them.

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Working in partnership with you, we can prepare them for the future.

Choices

In order to support students in choosing the most appropriate courses for their ability and interests, we place them into 3 different pathways. Students are carefully placed on these pathways using all the knowledge we have about them, including academic data from KS2 results to their current performance in English, Maths and Science.

Students on Pathway 1 will study 10 examinations subjects including:

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Biology

GCSE Chemistry

GCSE Physics

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE History or Geography (chosen in Year 9)

They will have 2 further choices to make from the range of GCSE and vocational subjects detailed below.

Students on Pathway 2 will study 9 examinations subjects including:

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Combined Science (2 GCSEs)

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE History or Geography (chosen in Year 9)

French or Spanish

They will have 2 further choices to make from the range of GCSE and vocational subjects detailed below.

 

Students will be offered the opportunity to study a work related course at City College.

They will have 1 further choice, to make from the range of GCSE and vocational subjects detailed below.

In addition all students will study personal, social and health education (PSHE) and core PE within their timetabled week, which are non-examined subjects.

Students who speak a home language other than English will also take a GCSE in that language and may be asked to attend twilight sessions after school to prepare for the examination.

If you require any more information on the choices process, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor, Miss Bishop or Mr Henderson (Deputy Headteacher) at the school.

Pathway 1
Pathway 2

 
 
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