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For Parents and Carers

Year 9 Options

September 2022

Welcome to the virtual Year 9 Options process. Over the next few weeks you should find everything that you need to enable you to make the best choice of Key Stage 4 subjects.

Here is the timeline of activities to help you make this important decision:

Wednesday 12 January

Course information booklet and videos updated on the website, and available to support decision making.

Tuesday 18 January

Live webinar at 7pm, to launch and explain the whole process.

Watch the presentation below.

Thursday 20 January

Assembly to students, and options forms issued

Monday 24 January onwards

Teachers will take time out of lessons to talk about the option subjects available in their area and to allow students to ask questions.

Friday 28 January

Parents Evening Booking system opens

Thursday 10 February

Online Parents Evening

Wednesday 16 February

Deadline for options form


If you missed the live webinar you can watch Ms Nicholson talk through the options process again here.


Click here to view the Key Stage 4 options booklet which includes detailed subject information and a description of the options process >>


Once all the choices are made we then start the process of timetabling for next year and we write to every student during the Summer term to confirm their courses.  If we are unable to fulfil a student's top three options, we will always speak to them in person. 

If you have any concerns please contact Mr Meredith, Head of Year 9.


Advice from older students

Have a look at some of the excellent advice offered here by Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students.