It's great how you make the children feel so central to the process, and in charge of their own destinies. Quite a few of our friends have older children at different schools, and I was braced for a much more stressful, angst-ridden process.
Year 9 Parent
Welcome to our 2021 Virtual Year 9 Options Event! This year's circumstances mean we are unable to provide our usual information evening for students and their families. Instead, please click below to view our recorded presentation from Head of Key Stage 3 Miss Keys, which has also been shown to students during their morning Teams Tutorial session. Underneath this are links to comprehensive information booklets for each of our three pathways, followed by a range of brief video presentations from our subject specialists on each of the courses on offer next year.
This is an exciting time for students, who have important decisions to make. They should make sure they take every opportunity to discuss their options with you and their teachers. Online Teams lessons now have 'Breakout Room' functionality, which enables 1:1 or small group discussions during a live lesson or tutorial session, and we of course have our Virtual Subject Consultation Evening on Wednesday 20th January. All teachers and members of the leadership team can also be contacted by email.
Finally there are links to our online Options forms, for students and their families to complete.
Options Presentation for Year 9 students and their families - Miss Keys:
Options pathways booklets
Subject Course Information Presentations:
English and mathematics
the sciences and animal care
the humanities, languages and social sciences
the expressive arts, pe and dance
Art, design and media
Online Options Application Forms
Once you have decided on your choices click on one of the below links to take you to the appropriate online application form. We recommend that students and their parents, guardians or carers complete the form together. Remember, places on courses are not allocated on a first-come-first-served basis; you have until Thursday 11th February to submit your form, so please do not rush your decisions.