Information on Options process

Good grades in any subject at GCSE or beyond are equally demanding.  We know that different subjects nurture and challenge a variety of skills.  It is therefore important the subjects chosen to study over the next two years match students’ interest and skill set.  We are here to support you through this process.  

Below are the links to our options Information, options timetable, curriculum videos, link to the online options as well as the options booklet. These should give you a flavour of what each course involves and how it is assessed. 

The timetable for the key stage 4 options process is outlined below: 

November and December 2022 – Options videos are shared with students via loom. Teachers will speak to students directly about the GCSE/vocational courses available in their subject. Students are asked to complete an early options poll before returning in the Spring Term. 

13th January 2022 – Options information timeline and Microsoft Teams link for options information evening shared with all parents and carers via the letter from the principal.  

16th January 2022 – We will be launching our Year 9 options process with a pre-options survey, which will be released to students via a Microsoft form 

23rd January 2023 – Year 9 Options assembly. Full options process is explained to students. An opportunity for Mr. Case and Ms. Molineaux-Inglis to answer any questions. Students, parents and carers are sent log in details and information to complete the SIMS online option process.  

30th January 2023 – Options information evening via Microsoft Teams (click on link below), 6:00-6:30pm. An opportunity to ask any questions relating to options which have not been addressed elsewhere. SIMS online option process is open; students can begin to select their options.  

Options Evening, 30th January, 6:00-6:30pm 

1st March 2023 – Deadline for SIMS online option choices at 6pm. No changes can be made past this point.  

1st – 19th March 2022 – Mr. Case and Ms. M Molineaux-Inglis to speak with students whose choices may not be running or for whom there are clashes.  

Easter Holidays – All students will find out which options they have prior to the Easter holidays.