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For Parents and Carers

Year 9 Options

September 2021

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 27 January Subject information is posted home and short information videos are available to view online to help you make your decision.
Friday 29 January The Parents Evening booking system will open at 4pm. Please go to the Parents Evening link to schedule your appointments.
Wednesday 3 February

If you missed the webinar please click on the link below to view a recording:


Thursday 4 February

The online options process opens; students will need to access it via a link sent to their school email account.

Week beginning 8 February

Subject teachers will support students in their lessons by delivering a Focus on your Future lesson, which will allow students to explore the GCSEs and vocational subjects offered to them by that subject area.

Thursday 25 February

Year 9 Virtual Parents Evening will offer a final opportunity to talk to subject teachers and seek advice around option choices.

Friday 26 February

Deadline for options process.  All students must have completed their online choices.

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 Greenwood, Head of Year 9.

Advice from older students

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