Selston High School 2019 Ofsted Report - Flipbook - Page 2
In this booklet you will find a summary of the 2019 Options process
Further information will be available at our Options Evening on Thurs 7th Feb 4:00-7:00pm
What will I be studying in September 2019?
In September 2019 we will continue with a two-week timetable - this means you will have one timetable
for Week A and one for Week B, which will alternate.
All students will be studying the core subjects for 29 out of the 50 lessons per fortnight.
In the remaining 21 lessons students will complete four option choices which they will complete over three
years of study and enrichment.
What do I have to choose?
Choice 1 - Your first choice from History or Geography (all students will study this choice)
Choice 2 - Either your first choice from French or Spanish (students who have been recommended to study a
modern foreign language, and notified by letter) or your first choice from all of our available subjects
Choices 3, 4, 5 and 6 - Your next four choices from all of our available options ranked in order of preference
The extra choices are required as staffing and facilities may mean that we cannot accommodate all first
What should I consider when making my choices?
What is right for you…taking into account your experience so far in Year 7 and 8.
Try to give yourself a broad and balanced range of choices.
Think about what you enjoy, what you have had previous success in and ask staff what areas you have the
potential to achieve success in.
You should not select a subject because your friend is choosing it or because you think a certain member of
staff may teach it.
What is the English Baccalaureate?
In order to achieve the EBacc a student would need to secure grade 4 or above in 6 GCSEs from 5 subject
English (Language) Maths 2 GCSE Sciences (combined sciences, or combinations of separate Sciences
OR Computer Science) MFL (Spanish or French) Humanities (History or Geography only)
This combination of subjects may be important for opportunities in further and higher education and
employment, and is particularly valid for students with University aspirations.