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Information for current parents

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE - if you child is absent from school, please TEXT 07860 095106


We know how important it is to our parents to know what is happening at school. Being able to find the information you need quickly and easily, as well as knowing how best to contact the school when you have a question or concern, is vital.

 

Below are links to the most frequently accessed information on our website:

Information for prospective parents

We are delighted you are considering our school for your child. Haygrove is an excellent secondary school where pupils make good progress and achieve outstanding examination results.

 

Below are links to some of the important information you need to make the right decision for your family:

If you need to get in touch or wish to make an appointment:

 

Phone 01278 455531 between 8 am - 4 pm or use our Contact Us enquiry form

Contact Form

If your enquiry is urgent, please telephone the School Reception during school hours to leave a message for a member of staff who will call you back within 2 school days. You can also telephone the school to make an appointment to meet with a Head of Year.
 
If you prefer, you can use this online form to contact your child's Head of Year - you will usually receive a response to your online enquiry within 3 school days. Please direct all general school enquiries that do not relate to a student at Haygrove School to the School Receptionist.
 
You can also email the school using this form.
 
If you are unsure to whom you should send your enquiry, please address it to Mrs C Canham, Headteacher at the School Office.
 
Our website includes lots of useful information about the school, so before you submit your enquiry it may be worthwhile checking that the answer to your question is not on one of the web pages already.
 

 
Student Absence Line: text - 07860 095106
 
Staff Absence Line: 01278 287213
 
 
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Choosing Your Options

 

In Year 9 students begin the process of choosing the subjects they would like to study in Year 10 and Year 11.

 We help students to make good choices in a number of ways:

  • Advice from their teachers
  • Carry out work with their tutors and receive careers advice.
  • Provide an ‘Options Booklet’ in January (at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening) that contains information about the KS4 courses available.

In January 2018 we changed our Options offer for Year 9 students. Consultation was undertaken with parents/carers of students in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 and the final outcome reflects some of the issues raised.

New Curriculum Offer for students in Year 9 in 2018

Key Stage 4 Options Booklet for those startiing GCSEs in September 2018.

For September 2018, we are offering three Option Pathways:

Traditional Pathway

Designed to appeal to the more academic of our students and and ideal preparation for A Levels and Higher Education.

 

CORE 

English Language/Literature - 5hrs
Mathematics  - 4hrs
Science - 5 hrs
Physical Education/ PSHE - 2hrs  (non-examined)               

 

OPTIONS

 

Students will make three option choices:

  1. Either History or Geography
  2. Either French, Spanish or German
  3. Any option from all other choices 

OPTION
PLUS

GCSE History (120 learning hours delivered after school and as enrichment).
Students will need to apply to join Option Plus.

If a student chooses Option Plus, we would recommend they still choose one other subject from list 1 in the table. However, students being accepted onto Option Plus could potentially choose their three options from the range of other choices (without doubling up in Art & Design or Design & Technology).

Open Pathway

Designed to appeal to a broard range of students, this pathway provides additional flexibility around option choices. It is an idea choice for either A Levels or BTEC/other further education qualifications and could provide a good route to Higher Education.

 

CORE      

English Language/Literature - 5hrs
Mathematics  - 4hrs
Science - 5 hrs
Physical Education/ PSHE - 2hrs  (non-examined)                             
OPTIONS

Students will make three option choices:

  1. Either History, Geography, French, Spanish, German,
    Computer Science or Triple Award Science
  2. Two additional options (but without doubling up or choosing more
    than one Art & Design subject or one Design & Technology subject).

OPTION
PLUS

GCSE History (120 learning hours delivered after school and as enrichment).
Students will need to apply to join Option Plus.

If a student chooses Option Plus, we would recommend they still choose one other subject from list 1 in the table. However, students being accepted onto Option Plus could potentially choose their three options from the range of other choices (without doubling up in Art & Design or Design & Technology).

Option Plus

This additional option allows students to study for GCSE History as an after school/enrichment opportunity. Approximately 120 learning hours would be provided during weekly after school lessons from April in Year 9 to Spring Term Year 11, supplemented by lessons during, for example, term-time Enrichment Days. 

PLEASE NOTE: Admittance to Option Plus will be by a process of application and selection.

Option Plus Information Sheet

Vocational Pathway

This is a package of courses provided for students likely to be working at Entry Level and Level 1, although there is also scope to work at Level 2 (GCSE grade 5). The main difference between this and our other pathways is that students will select only two options and, in addition, take part in a series of work-related, certified courses at school. This is a package of a variety of courses which is assessed through a credit framework which can be equated to GCSEs.

The Vocational Pathway certified courses could include:

  • Level 1 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
  • Level 1 National Award in Food Safety
  • Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
  • Award in Personal Development for Employability
  • BTEC Level 1 6-credit Award in Work skills

The Work-related element of this pathway prepares participants for life at college and the work place with work/life based learning.  Students in Years 10 will also be given the opportunity of extended work experience within local business and voluntary organisations.

Over the two year period the students will develop the skills and learning to support moving towards the world of work, to include:

  • Core skills of communication, numeracy, literacy, problem-solving, using ICT and working with others.
  • Enterprising attitudes and skills through learning and teaching.
  • A knowledge and understanding of the world of work.
  • Enhancing personal and social development.
  • Forming of links with the wider community, particularly local businesses.
  • Teamwork, problem solving and preparation for work.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are not able to choose this Vocational Pathway directly.  We will carefully assess those who might benefit and letters of invitation will be sent to parents. However, if you do not receive an invitation and feel your child would benefit from this pathway, please let us know.

 

 CORE        

English Language/Literature - 5hrs
Mathematics  - 4hrs
Science - 5 hrs
Physical Education/ PSHE - 2hrs  (non-examined)  
Work-related course - 3 hrs         

OPTIONS

 

 Students will make two option choices:
  1. Two options from all choices (but without doubling up or choosing more than one Art & Design subject or one Design & Technology subject).
OPTION PLUS GCSE History (120 learning hours delivered after school and as enrichment).
Students will need to apply to join Option Plus.

 


OUR COMMITTMENT

We seek to ensure that, as far as possible, every student is able to embark on the courses for which they have expressed a preference.  In a few cases, it may be impossible to timetable some combinations of subjects.  It will be necessary in some subjects to offer further guidance to particular students as to the appropriateness of their preferences. 

 


 

TIME LINE FOR CHOOSING OPTIONS

18 January 2018 Options Booklets issued to students

Options Evening

19 January - 1 February Support and guidance given to students

26 January 2018 Option Forms issued to students

1 February 2018 DEADLINE for completed Option Forms

 

 

"Pupils make strong progress in a wide range of subjects as a result of good teaching." OFSTED 2016

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