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Q: What is the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)?
A. The EBacc is not a qualification in itself. It is a particular group of GCSE subjects looked on favourably by universities. The subjects are English, maths, science (including computer science), history or geography and a modern foreign language. You do not need to have studied all these subjects to go to university but having your GCSE mix steered towards the English Baccalaureate will help keep options open.
Q: What is a BTEC?
A. BTECs are work-related qualifications. They cover a wide range of vocational areas and learning is related to the world of work. Assessment is through a portfolio of work, but may also include some examination. A level 2 qualification is equivalent to GCSE at grade A* to C. They can be taken alongside, or in place of, GCSEs.
Q: What is a GCSE?
A. General Certificate of Secondary Education. GCSEs cover general subjects like English, maths, history, science and languages. The Government has introduced changes, including a new 1-9 grading scale, which is being introduced gradually over three years from September 2015 (starting with maths and English). This will replace the current A* to G grades. For example, grades 4/5 will be equivalent to a grade C, grade 6 is equivalent to a grade B and grades 7-9 are equivalent to A/A*. Full exams will be taken in the summer at the end of two years of study.
Q: When do I have to make my choices?
A. Choices are usually made in January/February of Year 9.
Q: Are there any subjects I have to take?
A. Yes, the “Core Subjects” are studied by all students to ensure basic skills are developed and a broad and balanced education is gained by everyone. These include English, English Literature, Maths, Science, and PE (non-examined); You then need to select one subject from each option block, which includes at least one EBacc subject.
Q: What choices will I have?
The “Additional Curriculum” enables you to choose other GCSE/BTEC subjects. Please follow the following link for the full details of courses:
Q: How do I choose what subjects to take?
A. Reasons for choosing a subject include:
- Enjoying it.
- Finding it interesting.
- Being good at it.
- Teachers indicating that you will do well at it.
- The subject is needed or useful for future career ideas.
Ensure you read the course information in your Year 9 information booklet. You need to make sure courses suit your own personal learning style, so think about the way you learn best. Check out how each subject is taught and whether you are assessed by coursework or an examination (or both).
Also, discuss the courses available with parents/carers, family and other people, such as subject teachers, your form tutor/Head of House for general advice, Mrs Triptree (Deputy Headteacher) and the school’s careers adviser, Mrs Westlake
You should not choose a subject just because your friends are doing it!
Q: Will I get any other support from the school?
A. Yes. You will also have an opportunity to attend, with your parents/carers, a Year 9 Options Evening, which will give further information about the options on offer and how the process works.
Additionally, during school time, there will be PSHE careers lessons to provide an opportunity for you to explore options available and to see how subjects relate to careers. Although you don’t need to decide what career you want just yet, giving it some thought may help with subject options.
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Day 2 of @SF_TrainingUK central training event in Stevenage. All @StreetlyAcademy Primary Network Apprentices reported bright and early and raring to go! @WalsallCouncil #EndlessOpportunities https://t.co/sFdEcrKJWS
Members of the Year 11 Pupil Leadership Team run Year 7 Support Club every Thursday lunchtime. Activities include games, helping with homework and advice and support #volunteering #dedication #peersupport @StreetlyAcademy @StreetlyYr7 https://t.co/ROoZotrQ3q
We have the #bcschoolgames Level 3 #Boccia results: Event 1 Pan Competition 1st @StreetlyAcademy 2nd @UplandsManor 3rd @Windsor_Tweets Event 2 Physical Disability 1st @UplandsManor 2nd @StreetlyAcademy 3rd @Beacon4sport Well done to everyone involved! @BocciaEngland
Happy birthday Mr Boyes!! 🎈🎉 https://t.co/5XiFTVjFKb
And the winner is “Pride Pyramid” which was suggested but both 7CH1 and 7NI1! Well done to all forms and thank you for your suggestions!
ADVERT - NETBALL COACH The Streetly Sports and Community Association is looking for a paid position for 2 hours a week, Thurs 7-9pm to teach netball to Juniors/Seniors starting 18th Jan 18. Must hold DBS Contact the office on 0121 353 8630 - Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm.
Congratulations to 8SH2 - they are the first form to get a line of stars on Quin-Go. Hope they enjoy their ice cream to celebrate 🍦 💫 https://t.co/xyhyRQp9Ps
Congratulations to 8NI1 - they have now won back to back inter form challenges. They got to enjoy an ice cream party during plenary today. What a day for Mr Roberts not to be around! 😂 https://t.co/yJNHvuxpZ9
11N4 carrying out the scribble technique to learn the stages of blood clot formation.… https://t.co/A1idHKVlDJ
Our Pupil Leadership Team! Looking forward to working with them over the next year! https://t.co/PKcaQSQv9e
All our FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COURSES start this week ⚽️😊 Skills Centres, PDC's, Soccer Schools and more.... For dates, times and venues visit our booking page https://t.co/Z9EZbWjXTc @AVFCOfficial @StreetlyAcademy @Rawlett @bcsbirmingham https://t.co/awRcO2X0y0
At around 3.30pm we will be posting our 3 favourite names for the form competition. The winner will be the one that has the most likes by Monday at 8.30am! 20 bonus points for the form that wins! https://t.co/oyEc3wbp4g
If you want to choose ‘Pride Peak’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/n25eAD21Xj
If you want to choose ‘Pride Pyramid’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/LmPT9MCqd9
If you want to choose ‘Power Tower’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/m8BO9Pby8o
Today’s Yr8 inter form challenge! Happy 30th Birthday to Sgt....sorry Miss Adkins 🎂 https://t.co/1Afy2EBL72
Well done to 8SH2 - they delivered their own form assembly on bullying and in turn earned themselves their 3rd Quin-Go star 🌟 https://t.co/PmaNVLvgAR
The Year 8 Table Tennis tournament starts again next Friday. We had over 50 pupils participate last year, we want more this year!! The kids have also requested a Downie vs Harris match!! 🏓 https://t.co/bfNk8uEeXG
Be good for the city. I remember interviewing him at my school when I was about 15, he also attended Streetly. https://t.co/PpJv9pjaTJ
Happy New Year to all Year 7s! This is our form competition for the next term. Most points wins and forms can earn points every week. 20 bonus points uo for grabs for the form group that chooses the name of it! https://t.co/C4cc9teMLa
Year 7 all ready for the beginning of the Christmas assembly!! https://t.co/GiS82mCukx
Here it is! The 2017 Streetly Academy Christmas Video. Have a great Christmas from all at Streetly. https://t.co/ChdfvxIIEn
Congratulations to Caitlin and George for winning 100% Attendance Prizes of itune vouchers and cinema tickets! 😊 Here they are with Deputy Head teacher Mr Harris. @StreetlyAcademy https://t.co/b6lehBXFGj
Teacher of Geography | The Streetly Academy | https://t.co/IEMNroVfWh
Teacher of English | The Streetly Academy | https://t.co/yA0wI5NkLm
Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages | The Streetly Academy https://t.co/4ruHrRcW2d
COMING SOON - Football Development Courses @StreetlyAcademy in Sutton Coldfield. Saturday morning Skills Centre, evening Player Development Centre and February half term Soccer School #2018 ⚽️ More details and pre booking at https://t.co/Z9EZbWjXTc @AVFCOfficial https://t.co/E0WgKQtn2u
6th From modelling of sand dune characteristics and formation with PlayDoh. Never too old to play with PlayDoh 😎 https://t.co/xViZYpFuAC
Mr Harris’ wonderful year 8s teaching a lesson to year 7. Year 8 you should be very proud of… https://t.co/MHnFZzbktF
GCSE Results 2017
Summer Blockbusters - The 2017 Staff Video
Year 12 Student joins TeamUK for the International Geography Olym...