Options

Looking ahead to Key Stage 4 is very exciting and here at Flixton Girls we aim to support our students and their parents as much as we can through the process.

Our "Preparation for Key Stage 4 Evening" took place on Tuesday 24th January 2017. This evening was for Year 8 students and their parents. The evening gave students the opportunity to visit all five faculties to find out more about their individual courses. There was also the opportunity for parents to discuss their daughter's option choices during a "drop-in" session at the Year 8 Parents' Evening on Tuesday 7th March 2017.
At Flixton Girls, pupils are encouraged to use their "Fast Tomato" account to find out about their preferred learning styles, possible career paths and the qualifications needed to pursue these careers. Pupils can access this via the FROG Learning Platform. Details about each option subject is contained in the Options booklet which was distributed to pupils and parents at our "Preparation for Key Stage 4 Evening" on Tuesday 24th January 2017.

You can download a copy of this year's Options booklet by clicking on the link below. You can also download a copy of this year's Options Form at the bottom of this page.

Options booklet 2017 - Year 8.pdf

If you have any concerns that you feel cannot be addressed by any of the existing support systems in place, or would like to arrange an individual appointment with our Director of Curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0161 912 2949 or admin(at)flixtongirls.com.

If you have any concerns that you feel cannot be addressed by any of the existing support systems in place, or would like to arrange an individual appointment with our Director of Curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0161 912 2949 or admin(at)flixtongirls.com.

Typical Option Courses

Ebacc GCSEs1

• Computer Science
• French
• Geography
• German
• History
• Separate Sciences (Triple Science) – Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Non-core GCSEs

• Art and Design
• Art and Design (Photography)
• Business Studies
• Dance
• Design Technology
• Drama
• Food Preparation and Nutrition
• Media Studies
• Music
• PE
• Psychology
• Sociology

Technical Awards2

• Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Health and Social Care

Other Qualifications

• ASDAN Level 1/2 Certificate in Personal Effectiveness

1 The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a school performance measure. It allows people to see how many pupils get a grade C or above in the core academic subjects at Key Stage 4. In June 2015, the Secretary of State for Education announced the government's intention that all pupils who start year 7 in September 2015 take the EBacc subjects when they reach their GCSEs in 2020. The Ebacc is made up of English, Maths, History or Geography, the sciences (including Computer Science) and a language.

2 Technical Awards are high quality vocational qualifications that equip students with applied knowledge and associated practical skills not usually acquired through general education.

Options Forms 2017 - Year 8 - Ebacc.pdf

Options Forms 2017 - Year 8 - free choice.pdf

Options Forms 2017 - Year 8 - Personal Development.pdf