At Belvidere, we have tried to develop the options procedure by introducing different types of courses, for example, vocational GCSEs and BTECs. The aim is to try to focus the options’ process on personalised learning where resources allow.

We try, through our school work and work with our Careers Alliance Careers Adviser, to consider choices beyond year 11 through to 19. Beyond Belvidere, (post 16), many students continue their education either at Shrewsbury Colleges Group (previously Sixth Form and Shrewsbury Colleges). Walford College in Baschurch also offers a range of post 16 provision popular with our students. Some students will gain an apprenticeship, see - https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship , or access a foundation learning programme leading to an apprenticeship.

Many students go on to study A levels. Others prefer a more vocational path, for example studying more practical job related qualifications at College. Foundation Learning programmes of study such as ‘Advance’, provided by Shropshire County Training or ‘Mint’ with Juniper Training are also available for those not quite ready to obtain an apprenticeship. With ‘Raising the Participation Age’ legislation, direct entry to employment without training at 16 is restricted.

Belvidere Options Booket 2019 - 2021



KS4 Subjects available 2019-2021
CORE SUBJECTSChoose one from each option ( see notes)
 

OPTION A

OPTION B

OPTION C

OPTION D

English

English Literature

Maths

Science

Religious Studies

PE or Dance

Geography

History

Art - Fine Art

Business Studies

Child Development

French

Music

Spanish

Sport

Art - Fine Art

Computer Science

Drama

Engineering Design

Food Preparation

French

German

Geography

Health and Social Care

Art - Graphics

Art - Textiles

D&T Product Design

D&T Resistant Materials

Systems & Control

Food Preparation

Triple Science

History

Citizenship

Please note that these are our current year 10 options, however they are very likely to change in the future to accommodate government policy changes.