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Worthing High School

Curriculum Choices 22/23

EMAIL MESSAGES SENT 4 February 2022

Dear parents/Carers,

Thank you for attending our remote curriculum choices evenings, we hope you found them useful. As I am sure you are aware, the deadline for choices is Noon on Thursday 17th February.

If you were unable to view the presentations and would like to view again, the slides for both evenings can be found here.

If you need any support choosing options online, please contact Mrs Newman, our data manager by emailing tnewman@worthinghigh.net

Kind regards

Worthing High School.

Kind regards

Mr A Cook

Deputy Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

Triple Science is no longer an option when picking GCSEs but instead is available to all students to apply for as an additional subject. This way allowing all students the possibility to study a wider breadth of curriculum and if able attain three GCSEs for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Please be aware triple Science will not affect the number of other subjects a student can take.

As you already know the curriculum for GCSE Science has changed in 2016 and as such we have moved to a three-year Science GCSE starting in year 9. This is to allow us to complete and review all the relevant content for the course and ensure all students are properly prepared for the exams at the end of year 11.

Application for Triple Science

To attain a place on the Triple Science course, at Worthing High School, students are now expected to write an email of application. This does not have to be long but should include their name, Science class and an indication that they wish to study Triple Science. It should be addressed to Mr Izod, tizod@worthinghigh.net

All applications should be completed and received by me no later than Friday 13th May 2022. If a student hands an application in after this time they will not be considered for Triple Science as a key prerequisite for the course is to have good organisational skills.

Following the deadline, we will select two classes of students to study Triple Science based on who we believe to be most suited to the course, these students will carry on studying the curriculum for the remainder of their time at Worthing High School. Students unsuccessful in their application will study the Combined Science GCSE having completed a transition course into GCSE. Students will be informed about the course that they will follow in the latter part of the Summer term.

Once on the Triple Science course all students must complete their work to the best of their ability or they run the risk of being moved to the Combined Science course. Should the situation present itself you will be contacted and we will put in place a support program to ensure that your child has the best opportunity to continue to study Triple Science.

Over the course of year 10 we will review the Triple Science classes, this gives students on the combined course an opportunity to demonstrate they have the potential to complete Triple Science and be moved into an appropriate Triple class.

If you have any questions relating to the new Science GCSE or course structure please email tizod@worthinghigh.net

Yours sincerely

Thom Izod

AHT Science

 

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Here you will find information about the different pathways students have been put on, videos about the option subjects and FAQ’s around the curriculum choices process.

We will be updating this part of the website with key information and important dates to support parents, carers and students make informed decisions about their KS4 Curriculum.

All students will continue to study for 3 mandatory examined subjects: GCSE English, Maths and Science and 2 mandatory unexamined subjects: PSHE and Core PE.

It is vitally important that the choices made at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) are the correct ones, because all students must do one of the following until they are 18:

  • stay in full-time education, for example at a college
  • start an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training

With this in mind, we offer a broad and balanced Key Stage 4 Curriculum, which has been designed with the following aims in mind.

Broad –to acquire a range of knowledge and skills relevant to a variety of career choices.

Balanced – to develop knowledge and skills, including: literacy, numeracy, creativity, health and wellbeing.

Challenging – to help every student reach their potential and ready for their next phase of life.

Future proof – providing subject choices that will help support enterprise and employability, making WHS students stand out in a competitive and changing world.