Rickmansworth School GCSE Pathway 4 Option Booklet

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Course Availability

The School will endeavour to provide all the courses in this booklet, but this depends on sufficient students applying and staff availability. The timetable cannot accommodate all combinations of subjects; all students are therefore asked to select two reserve subjects in the event of a chosen subject, or combination of subjects, being impossible to provide. Students are also encouraged to make use of the extensive Careers and Work related books available in the Careers Suite, or speak directly to Mrs Pickford.

Resources available to help you in your choice include:


Details: (Reference copies available in Careers Suite) Published by Prospects www.prospectseducationresources.co.uk This easy-to-read guide offers a full overview of the options available at Key Stage 4, and links between subjects and future career options. Published by the Careers Research Advisory Council. This is a comprehensive guide for students to the options open to them beyond Year 9. Available via www.prospectseducationresources.co.uk and in Careers Suite. Both these reference books provide comprehensive lists of thousands of jobs, and the qualifications required to enter each one, future prospects etc. Details: (on School network & via internet from home) A career matching and information package. Login Licence code available from Careers Dept Careers Selector and HE package. Login Licence code available from Careers Dept Careers information, choosing options, employment etc. Links to many other useful websites and Parents/Carers advice section. Government funded national site dedicated to giving impartial advice on options, careers, applying for jobs etc. List of useful websites regularly updated to assist with researching future careers and options. Details:

How to Choose Your GCSEs

(ISBN: 1-978-1-84455-212-2)

Decisions at 13/14 +

(ISBN: 1-978-1904979135)

Which Way Now? – How to choose your KS4 options workbook

‘Job File’ & ‘Careers 2017/18’


NEW KUDOS ( www.cascaid.co.uk ) CAREERSCAPE ( www.cascaid.co.uk )


www.youthconnexions- hertfordshire.org


http://www.rickmansworth.herts.sch. uk/661/academic/student- support/careers-and-work-related- learning

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