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 Monday 4th February. This evening was for Year 8 students and their parent & Carers.

The evening gave students the opportunity to visit all option departments to find out more about their individual courses.

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. Further can be obtained from ibates(at)flixtongirls.com.

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 Monday 4th February 2019.

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 2019-20.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 Head of School Improvement, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0161 912 2949 or admin(at)flixtongirls.com. If you require a copy of your daughters' options form contact using the same contact details.

Typical Option Courses
Ebacc GCSEs
• Computer Science
• French
• Geography
• German
• History

Non-core GCSEs
• Art and Design (Fine Art)
• Art and Design (Photography)
• Art & Design (Textiles)
• Business Studies
• Dance
• Design Technology
• Drama
• Food Preparation and Nutrition
• Media Studies
• Music
• Performing Arts
• Physical Education
• Psychology
• Sociology

Technical Awards2
• Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Health and Social Care

Other Qualifications
• Cambridge National Sports Science (Level 1/2)

1 The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a school performance measure. It allows people to see how many pupils get a grade 4 or 5 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.