Step by Step Guide

Step 1: The options process is launched through the online Option Evening event. Students and parents explore the options website together.2350 The Grange 010


Step 2: In PSHE lessons, students explore Start Profile and research future careers ideas. They are provided with a login name and password which is stuck in their logbooks to allow them to access this website from home.


Step 3:Through assembly and option lessons, delivered during normal lesson time, the option process and subjects are explained to students.2350 The Grange 077


Step 4: In PSHE lessons, students will explore the Curriculum Guidance Portal. Students will be asked to complete an Option Preparation Form which will help them to reflect on their strengths and achievements and consider which subjects they would like to 2350 The Grange 077explore at Curriculum Guidance Evening. Students are also given access to the online portal.


Step 5: Students attend a 1:1 option interview with a senior member of staff to discuss their option choices.


Step 6: Students attend their interview and finalise their choices. 
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Step 7: A letter is sent to parents informing them of the subjects chosen at interview.


Step 8: Students start their GCSE curriculum in September of Year 10.

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