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Options (Year 9 into 10)

As students prepare to leave Year 9, they make the first of a series of important choices about which qualifications do they wish to gain throughout the next two years. The booklet below help guide students towards making the best choices for their future.

The range of qualifications and subjects available to students during Years 10 and 11 is comprehensive. It provides students with the opportunity to follow a broad academic curriculum while at the same time having the ability to follow interests and career specific routes. Throughout the Key Stage, we expect all students to complete work to the highest possible standard so that they leave Year 11 ready to commence Post-16 studies with a wide variety of options open to them.

Please find below the options booklet containing further guidance on the process and each offered subject.  In addition there are a list of FAQs and short course introduction videos to help you make an informed decision.

 

OPTIONS LETTER

OPTIONS BOOKLET

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ONLINE OPTIONS EVENING BOOKING LINK

OPTIONS PRESENTATION watch this space - to go live at 1pm on 20/01/2021

 

SUBJECT VIDEOS

Please click on the subjects below to hear more about what you could be learning at GCSE level:

Leaflet - what is Engineering?

Leaflet - a parents guide to Engineering careers

Leaflet - career route map for Engineering in England

Leaflet - vocational and apprenticeships

MFL presentation

 

KEY DATES:

  • Friday 15th January 2021  

Parents and students to receive Options Booklet and be given access to Online Subject presentations providing information regarding subject selection and course details.  

  • Monday 18th January 2021   

Online booking system goes live, allowing parents to make appointments with subject specialist (20 January) to seek further guidance on course details  

  • Wednesday 20th January 2021

Live online presentation followed by parents/subject specialist Q&A appointments  

  • Thursday 21st February 2021 

Year 9 Parents’ Evening; option selection process goes live 

  • Tuesday 23rd February 2021 

Deadline for options selection 

  • July 2021

Letters home confirming options allocated for students