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 2021 – 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. 

4th January 2022 – Closing date for early online options poll via google forms.  

27th January 2022 – Year 9 consultation evening. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their choices directly with their class teachers. This is an excellent opportunity to find out more about course content, experiences, and how it is assessed. 

28th January 2022 – Options information timeline and Microsoft Teams link for options information evening shared with all parents and carers via email.  

4th February 2022 – Year 9 Options assembly. Full options process is explained to students. An opportunity for Mr. Case and Mr. Munt to answer any questions. Students, parents and carers are sent log in details and information to complete the SIMS online option process.  

9th February 2022 – 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, 9th February, 6:00-6:30pm 

28th February 2022 – Deadline for SIMS online option choices at 6pm. No changes can be made past this point.  

1st – 19th March 2022 – Mr. Case and Mr. Munt 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.