Top Tips

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

January 2022

  • 27th - Year 9 Parents' Evening

February 2022

  • 3rd - Options Evening. Online event to launch the option process to parents and students
  • The options process is introduced to students in assembly
  • Students complete the options preparation form and are given access to the options portal
  • Students find out more about option subjects during normal lessons
  • 7th-14th - Students make provisional choices

February / March 2022

  • 28th Feb-11th March - Options Interviews

April 2022

  • Options are confirmed and are sent to parents