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A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

V. Ryan 2009

 

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You are beginning a new school year, a very important year in your life. You will eventually have to decide which subjects you would like to take at GCSE. This could possibly determine your future career or job. This worksheet is designed to help you prepare for Year 9.
 
1. List the subjects in which you were most successful last year.
 
 
 
 
 
2. Why do you think you were successful in these subjects?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consider these key words / phrases: EFFORT  -  HARD WORK  -  INTERESTING  -  FUN/ENJOYABLE  -  CAREER/JOB
 
3. Which subjects did you find the most difficult and why did you find them difficult?
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. You should be organised and ready for school work. Why is it important to bring the correct writing and drawing equipment to school?
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Did you bring in all the required writing and drawing last year?
 
 
6. What job/career are aiming for when you leave school/college/university?
 
 
7. Why are you considering this type of work/career?
 
 
 
8. What GCSEs / qualifications do you think you need for the career / job you would like?
 
 
 
 
 
8. Study your timetable. If you had to choose your GCSE subjects today, which ones one you select?
 
 
 
 
 
9. How much time do you spend in each of the following subject areas for one full cycle of the timetable?
 
 
10. Study your school planner.
 
How many weeks are in the first term?________________________________
 
How many weeks are you in school this year?__________________________
 
11. How many full weeks and days of school holidays do you have, including next years summer holidays.
 
 
12. You are to design a new front cover for the school planner. Consider type of information and images suitable for the cover and draw a rough version below.
 
 
 
 
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