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What advice would you give to students and parents?

Tick     Students should talk to parents about their interests and discuss which subjects they enjoy and do well in.

Tick     Students should consider what they would like to do in the future and what subjects would help them to achieve this.

Tick     Together, research post-16 courses and consider which subjects would be relevant.

Tick     Encourage variety in the subjects chosen by students – this will allow for greater choice post-16

Tick     Choose subjects for the right reasons:

The right reasons The wrong reasons
I am good at this subject I like the teacher
I know that this subject will help me to achieve my post-16 ambitions All my friends are doing this subject
I want to keep my options open so I have chosen a broad range of subjects The other choices are too difficult / boring
I have achieved good marks and feedback in that subject  

 

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Key Dates

February 2021

  • 11th - Year 9 Parents Evening
  • The options process is introduced to students in Year 9 Assembly
  • Students complete the interview preparation form and are given access to the options portal
  • Students find out more about option subjects during normal lessons

March 2021

  • 4th - Year 9 Curriculum Guidance Evening
  • 4th - 7th - Students make provisional option choices
  • 8th - Year 9 Options Interviews start

April 2021

  • Options are confirmed and are sent to parents