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 work with Shropshire Youth, (Information, Advice and Guidance), to consider choices beyond year 11 through to 19. Beyond Belvidere, (post 16), many students continue their education either at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Shrewsbury College, the Walford campus of North Shropshire College or with a work based learning provider, doing an apprenticeship or a Foundation Learning/ ‘Skill Up’ programme. Many go on to do AS and 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 ‘Skill Up’, provided by Shropshire County Training or Walford 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 2018 - 2020   

Key Dates for Students starting KS4 in September 2018


KS4 Subjects available 2018-2020
CORE SUBJECTSChoose one from each option ( see notes)
 

OPTION A

OPTION B

OPTION C

OPTION D

English

English Literature
(for most students)

Maths

Science

Religious Studies

PE or Dance (BTEC)

Geography

History

Art

Business Studies (GCSE)

Child Development

French

Spanish

Music

BTEC Sport

Design & Technology

Art

Computer Sciencs

Craft

German

Drama

Food Preparation

French

Geography

Health and Social Care

Design & Technology

Food Preparation

Triple Science

History

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.