Virtual Options Event
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 2022 Virtual Year 9 Options Event!
Our information evening on Thursday 17th February will provide you with an overview of the process and pathways from Head of Key Stage 3 Miss Keys at 5.30pm, followed by a series of six slots at fifteen minute intervals for you to visit subject specific talks. These will provide details of the content of the course syllabus and will give you the opportunity to ask initial questions. Our Careers Lead Mr Rafferty will also be available. Sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams; please click on the links to the Teams meetings below:
5.30-5.45pm: Overview with Miss Keys
There will be no meeting for Food Preparation and Nutrition but further information can be downloaded here.
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. Teachers and tutors will set aside time to have discussions with students, and we of course have our Virtual Subject Consultation Evening on Wednesday 23rd March. All teachers and members of the leadership team can also be contacted by email.
Below you will find comprehensive information booklets for each of our three pathways, followed by links to our online Options forms. Please note, these forms will not accept responses until 4pm on Friday 18th February and choices will NOT be awarded on a first come, first served basis, so please do not rush your decisions. The deadline for options forms to be submitted is Tuesday 5th April.
On this page please also find a range of brief video presentations from our subject specialists on each of the courses on offer (these were recorded for the 2021 options process but still provide accurate information).
Options pathways booklets
2021 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