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Year 9: Transition Year

Year 9 (Transition Year) Curriculum

Key
LPW  = Lessons per week (1 lesson = 1 hour/Total 25 hours per week)
D&T = Design and Technology
H&SC = Health & Social Care
Hospitality = Hospitality & Catering
MFL = Modern Foreign Languages

KS4 Options

To ensure that all students are able to achieve the best possible outcomes and compete in the wider world once they have left Oasis Academy Wintringham, the Academy continues to offer broad and balanced curriculum pathways for all students.

The following are compulsory core subjects:

Key Stage 4 core subjects

Hours (Periods) per week

English Language/Literature
(Awarding Body - AQA)

5 periods

Mathematics
(Awarding Body - Edexcel)

5 periods

Combined Science
(Awarding Body - AQA)

5 periods

Physical Education
(Non-Certificated)

1 period

In addition to the Core Subjects above, the following option subjects may be available for students to study.

Art & Design
(Awarding Body - AQA)

Health & Social Care
(Awarding Body - Edexcel)

Sport Studies
(Awarding Body - Edexcel)

Business
(Awarding Body - OCR)

Design & Technology
(Awarding Body - AQA)

Performing Arts
(Awarding Body - Edexcel)

French
(Awarding Body - AQA)

Geography
(Awarding Body - AQA)

History
(Awarding Body - AQA)

Hospitality & Catering
(Awarding Body - WJEC)

Music
(Awarding Body - Edexcel)

Photography
(Awarding Body - AQA)

Triple Science
(Awarding Body - AQA)

     

Option choices will be guided to ensure that all students are able to achieve the best possible outcomes, compete in the wider world whilst accomplishing their aspirations, once they have left Oasis Academy Wintringham.

Curriculum Pathways

Curriculum Pathway

Choose 1 Option

Choose 1 Option

Pathway A

Triple Science

Design & Technology

Art

Performing Arts

French

Business

Photography

Sport Studies

Health & Social Care

Music

Pathway B

French

Design and Technology

Sport

Art

Hospitality & Catering

Performing Arts

Health & Social Care

Business

Photography

Music

French

Sport Studies

Pathway C

French

Art

Sport

Design & Technology

Hospitality & Catering

Performing Arts

Photography

Health & Social Care

Choosing Courses

When making your choices you need to find out as much information beforehand to ensure you are making the right choice. You should talk to your Form Tutor, Subject teachers, Mrs Lumby and of course your parents/guardians.

Do not make choices based on the following:

  • My friends have chosen it
  • I like my current teacher
  • It sounds easy, 'different', good or cool
  • A family member took it and liked it
  • It's new and I've never done it before

Changing and Dropping Courses

Students need to be aware that it is difficult to change courses once they have started a course in September. If a course is full and a child requests moving into it, this will not be possible. If a student chooses a course for the wrong reasons and later asks to swap to an alternative, this is sometimes impossible and the student has to stick with the choice they have made.

Students will not be able to swap a subject after the first 4 weeks of study in Year 10.

Thinking Ahead

During years 9, 10 and 11 students will start exploring and applying for their chosen route post-16. This could include any of the following:

  • Full-time education, such as continuing into a Post-16 (6th Form) college
  • Work-based learning such as an apprenticeship
  • Work with training

Students need to consider their chosen route when selecting their Key Stage 4 option choices. Whilst some students have made a decision on what career path they wish to follow, others are unsure on possible careers. Students who are unsure should choose a broad range of courses to 'keep their options open'.

More detailed careers information is available on the Lincs2 website. If you need further information or have an enquiry regarding Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) please contact [email protected]