Step by Step Guide


Step 1: The Curriculum Guidance Process is launched2350 The Grange 010 through assembly and via a letter to parents. Students and parents can explore the Curriculum Guidance Portal together.

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Step 2: In PSHE lessons, students will explore the Curriculum Guidance Portal. Students will be asked to complete an Interview 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.

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Step 3: Students complete an interview preparation form which helps them to reflect on their strengths and achievements and consider which subjects they would like to explore at Options Evening. Students are also given access to the options portal

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Step 4: Students and parents are invited to attend the Year 9 Parents' Evening. This will be an opportunity for parents to receive feedback on their child's learning to date.

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Step 5: Options Evening will be held in March. This is a excellent opportunity to find out more about the options process and what to consider as students make their choices.

This year, Options Evening will be a online Zoom event, held on Thursday 4th March 2021 from 6:30-7:15pm.

The purpose of this evening is to help students acquire the information necessary to decide on the right courses for them in Year 10 and 11 and we would therefore encourage both students and parents to watch the event together.
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Step 6: Students and parents log on to the options portal and select their provisional option choices.

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Step 7: Students will be given an interview time to meet with a senior member of staff to discuss their option choices. 

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Step 8: Students will attend their interview and finalise their choices. 

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Step 9: A letter will be sent to parents informing them of the subjects chosen at the interview. Parents will be asked to confirm these choices in order to finalise the options process.

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

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