Thursday 22 February – Volleyball club tonight is cancelled

Options

Our current Year 9 students should select their options using this link and the username and password provided by the school. The deadline for selecting your option choices is 9am on Monday 04 March 2024. If you have any issues with logging into the system please contact the school on flixtongirls@vantageacademies.co.uk.

Looking ahead to Key Stage 4 is very exciting and here at Flixton Girls we aim to support our students and their parents/carers as much as we can through the process. The process begins in year 9 with commencement of the GCSE courses from year 10 and into year 11.

Careers advice and guidance is delivered using a variety of different approaches from year 7 to year 13, in order to look into possible career paths and qualifications needed. Further information can be obtained from our careers pages HERE.

Typical Options 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 Qualifications

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

Other Qualifications

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a school performance measure. It allows people to see how many students 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 students 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.

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