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. 

Find below key information about this year’s option process for year 9. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact your child’s tutor or either Mr Kidd (Assistant Principal) or Mr Case, (Vice Principal) and they will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Mr Kidd: [email protected]

Mr Case: [email protected]

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

November and December 2023 – We will be launching our Year 9 options process with a pre-options survey, which will be released to students via a Microsoft form. 

19th February 2024 – Year 9 Options assembly. The full options process is explained to students. An opportunity for Mr. Case and Mr. Kidd to answer any questions.  

22nd February 2024 – 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. The option process is open; students can begin to select their options.  

WC 26th February 2024 – Options focus within tutor time. Options videos are shared with students during tutor time. Teachers will speak to students directly about the GCSE/vocational courses available in their subject

28th March 2024 – Deadline for online option choices. No changes can be made past this point.  

Summer 1 Term – Mr. Case and Mr Kidd to speak with students whose choices may not be running or for whom there are clashes.  

Summer Term 2 – All students will find out which options they have prior to the summer holidays.

Coming Soon.

Key: Light blue =Subjects included in the English Bachelorette.

Some students may want to study the English Baccalaureate, there is information about this in both the Options PowerPoint and Booklet. For these students they must choose: Triple Science or Computer Science, Geography or History, French or Spanish and one more option from the blocks (student choice). 

PE Video coming soon.