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Options 2022-2025

Year 8 students are currently engaging in their option choices. The timeline for the process should be as follows but due to the current situation, this timeline is subject to change.  We will notify parents/guardians of any changes in this timeline by email.

W/C Monday 10 January 2022

The Options process is introduced to Year 8 students through a virtual year group assembly and the Year Course & Option Information Booklet, with details of all courses. Click here to access the booklet.

Monday 10 to Friday 21 January 2022

During this time, all subject areas will provide information on the KS4 courses that they offer.  Students will have the opportunity to speak with their Academic Form Tutors and Subject Teachers regarding the possible courses they may wish to study. 

Mr Griffiths and BTEC leaders will present information on BTEC courses on Thursday 20 January.  These subjects are Construction, Media Studies, Business Studies, Computer Science and Sport.

Thursday 27 January 2022

This is a face-to-face event on Thursday 27 January 2022  and NOT on School cloud as per the information Newsletter sent on 7 January. Please make sure you come at your correct designated time with parents and students wearing masks at all times.  There will be hand sanitiser around the school site for extra safety. The presentation has been videos and may be seen below.

This is an opportunity for parents/carers and students to discover more about the subjects available.   For the safety of teachers, parents and students we will invite students and a parent in at the following time:

6.15pm -7.00pm surname beginning A-J 

7.15 pm -8.00pm surname beginning K-Z

We very much look forward to welcoming you and your child

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W/C Monday 31 January 2022

A ‘straw poll’ will be taken where students will be asked to indicate their preferred Option choices for KS4.  The data collected will be used to formulate the Option blocks from which students will make their final choices.  This will be conducted using a Microsoft Form sent to all Year 8 students.

Friday 4 February 2022

This is the final date for all straw poll forms to be returned.

W/C Monday 14 February 2022

Following the straw poll, the final Option blocks will be issued to students.

Friday 18 February 2022

This is the final date for all Option forms to be returned.

W/C Monday 7 March 2022

Mr Falcon will conduct interviews with all students who have not been successful with their allocation of option choices.

Monday 21 March 2022

Option confirmation to students and parents will be made via a letter.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions about this process.