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KS4 Option Process

The options process has been designed to help you start making decisions about your learning and to choose subjects that suit your aspirations, skills and needs.

There will be lots of information available to you to help guide you towards making the right choice. An options assembly by Mrs Bailey will take place and there will be an options booklet outlining courses.  There is also advice from your current teachers, your tutors and your parents. All of these people know you in some way and may be able to suggest whether they think a subject would suit you as a learner. You also need to think about what you enjoy, what career you might wish to eventually pursue and whether the mix of subjects chosen is a sensible one in terms of your talents and ability. The examinations you sat before half term should also guide you as to your academic strengths.

Core subjects included Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Science, Spanish, Core PE.

You then have to choose 3 Options:

1. Humanities - Geography or History (Both can be studied if required)

2. Creative Options - Art and Design, Computer Science, Music, Dance, Drama, Textiles, Sport, Child Development, Photography, 3D Design, Resistant Materials, Food Preparation and Nutrition.

3. Creative Options - Art and Design, Computer Science, Music, Dance, Drama, Textiles, Sport, Child Development, Photography, 3D Design, Resistant Materials, Food Preparation and Nutrition.

Key Dates

On Wednesday 18th March 2020 there will be a special options assembly for students. Subject Leaders will give a five-minute presentation to the year group about their subject.  At the end of the assembly, students will be asked to complete an options choice form.  Subject specialists will be available to offer advice and support if required.

On Wednesday 22 April 2020 4:30pm - 7.00pm at the Year 9 Parents Evening, Parents/Carers will have the opportunity to discuss their child’s option choices with the Senior Leadership Team, should they have any concerns.

Following this on Friday 24th April 2020 - Parents/carers will be informed of their child’s option choices via a letter home.

Year 9 (Class of 2022) Options Booklet

Year 9 (Class of 2022) Options Form

Year 9 (Class of 2022) Assembly Presentation

Qualifications Specifications
GCSE Mathematics Edexcel GCSE Mathematics
GCSE English Language AQA GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature AQA GCSE English Literature
GCSE Geography AQA GCSE Geography
GCSE History Edexcel GCSE History
GCSE Spanish  AQA GCSE Spanish
GCSE Art and Design AQA GCSE Art and Design
GCSE Drama WJEC GCSE Drama 
GCSE Dance AQA GCSE Dance
GCSE Computer Science OCR GCSE Computer Science
GCSE 3D Art AQA GCSE 3D Art
GCSE Photography AQA GCSE Photography
GCSE Music Eduqas GCSE Music
GCSE Design and Technology (Resistant Materials) Edexcel GCSE Design and Technology
GCSE Design and Technology (Textiles) Edexcel GCSE Design and Technology 
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition AQA GCSE Food 
OCR Nationals Level 2 Sport OCR Sport
OCR Nationals Level 2 Child Development OCR Child Development

Please note all qualification specifications are still subject to change.

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