As you approach the next two years of your education, you will be able to make some choices about which courses you wish to pursue to GCSE. This is one of the most important decisions you will make during your time at Brooke Weston Academy. The choices you make now start to shape your future opportunities for University and employment. It is important that you think carefully about your options and talk widely with your parents and teachers.
The options process presents you with a genuine opportunity to compile a personalised curriculum appropriate to you. In creating the range of optional subjects, we have attempted to consider every interest and enthusiasm. Students of different aptitudes and abilities should be able to create a selection of courses that fulfil their ambitions and interests. Along with this, the compulsory core subjects, such as English, mathematics and science, will enable you to follow any future career pathways.
You will be aware that if you chose a route, which combines English, mathematics, science, history or geography and a modern foreign language, then you will be eligible to secure the English Baccalaureate. This will be an important qualification for students thinking of going to University in the future.
Genuine interest and enthusiasm in a subject is always a sound basis from which to start the selection process. The choices are for you and your parents to make. We will always be happy to provide you with advice and guidance; but we are insistent that the choice is yours.
I do hope you find the information in the booklet helpful. If you need to seek clarification from me, staff in subject departments or from any of my senior colleagues, please do not hesitate in approaching any of us. Mr Primmett, the careers advisor, is also available to help you.
I am intensely proud of your achievements in your first three years at Brooke Weston. I am very confident that you will go on to achieve high levels of success in this very important phase of your studies and we will be here to support you in every way that we can.
Peter Kirkbride - Associate Principal