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Options Process

Students complete their option choices during the Spring Term of Year 8. Students are placed on pathways based on ability and complete the core of English, maths, science and PE, plus an additional vocational qualification in Year 9. They can then choose from a range of optional subjects according to their personal preferences. As many students as possible are encouraged to complete the English Baccalaureate qualification by choosing a modern foreign language in addition to their core subjects and humanities. A small number of students follow the vocational pathway which allows us to support those students more suited to a practically-based curriculum.

Year 8 Option Assemblies take place on Monday 4th February and will include details from the Subject Directors on what each subject will involve. Students are given the opportunity to discuss their options with their parents, tutor and subject teachers. They can attend drop-in sessions with the careers officer during Friday lunchtimes.

Completed option forms should be handed in to Student Reception by the end of Wednesday 6th March 2019.

The options process is a lengthy one which it is important to get right. After receiving forms we will need to process the information and discuss the choices with the students and their teachers to ensure each child has the most appropriate curriculum. We ask that students and parents are patient while we complete this process.

Copies of the Options Booklets can be found below.


Link to Ebacc PDFLink to Open PDF

Link to Vocational PDF