You will soon be ending your time at Key Stage 3 and moving onto Key Stage 4. In Year 10 and 11 you will have to choose which optional subjects you study. You need to think carefully about the choices that you make, as they can help you when you progress onto further education (college/university) and future employment.
This booklet is designed to give you as much information as possible about the choices you are about to make. When making your option choices it is vital to take a lot of things into consideration including what you are good at, what you enjoy and what you want to do when you finish Key Stage 4. Do not make your choices because your friends have chosen them or because you like a particular teacher. What may be right for your friend, may not be right for you. Remember that your teachers and tutors can always help if you have any worries or concerns about your options.
Your son or daughter will soon be choosing the option subjects they will be taking in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11). It is important they make informed decisions through consultation with the school and with you. This booklet is designed to contain as much information about the options process as possible. However, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
All Key Stage 4 students are required to study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Core PE. Students then have the opportunity to select 4 optional choices. One of these choices must be an English Baccalaureate (EBACC) subject (History, Geography, French, Spanish or Computer Science). The students have been given information about individual option subjects through Google Classroom where they have been able to watch subject videos about all option choices.
At the end of Term 4, Year 9 students will meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss their options over the next month to ensure they have considered the correct choices for them. Following these meetings, the option subjects will be allocated and individual students will be spoken to if there is an issue with their option choices. Final option decisions will be made by the end of April.