Options

This is an exciting and important time in a student’s school career. The choices they make can impact upon what they go on to study after GCSE, fulfilling the current Government requirement to remain in education or training until the end of the year of their 18th Birthday. 

The choices they make should be supported and informed ones, choices that are made with all of the information and advice available. 

This portal is just one source of information – our Parents’ Evening, Options Evening and Options Booklet should also combine to provide lots of useful information and advice. 

In addition to reading the wealth of information, students should consult their teachers so that they can consider all available information prior to making decisions about the courses they select from the options available. 

The Options Evening which follows our Parents’ Evening presents an opportunity to discuss curriculum choices with subject teachers and we encourage parents to use this opportunity to gather information to support their child in making this decision, building on conversations during the Parents’ Evening. Students are encouraged to keep as open a mind as possible in case first choice courses are not available. 

Thursday 14 March

Year 9 Parents Evening - this will provide a vital opportunity to talk to subject staff to help guide your choices.

Thursday 25 April

Options Evening - You will be given the opportunity to learn more about this next important phase of your education as well as learn more about the pathway structure.

Thursday 25 April

Your pathway and Options Form will be shared.

Friday 3 May

The final deadline for completed Options Forms to be returned to your Tutor.

July 2024

A confirmation letter will be sent  home as a record of the choices assigned. This letter will also contain information on what to do if you change your mind about any of your choices.