Our courses at Key Stage 4 recognise that there are many different routes through the education system and we aim to provide as wide a range as possible. To make it easier, students will be guided into a variety of different pathways.
Within each pathway there is a range of choices which can be combined to give a balanced and high quality course for Key Stage 4. The combinations which can be chosen all have excellent opportunities for continuing education or training beyond the age of 16. All pathways offer a variety of Vocational and Traditional courses.
Students will be guided to choose course combinations that are suited to their ability level and their future careers plans. Their progress in subjects throughout Key Stage 3 will be taken into account when giving guidance. We aim to provide courses that match students’ preferences and we have a good record in achieving a very close match between students’ preferences and the courses they are allocated.
|Our Students view on Option Subjects|
|Mon 4th February- Fri 8th February||Options taster sessions in class||Pupils will be able to experience GCSE taster sessions in their Year 8 lessons|
|Wed 29th January||Year 8 Options taster day|
Travel and Tourism
ICT/ Computer Science
|Opportunity for pupils to experience different GCSE and Level 2 Courses.|
|Mon 10th February||Year 9 Guidance lesson||“Making the right choices” Careers lesson|
|Fri 14th February||Options booklet goes live on website||Options booklet given out during Guidance lesson and made available on school website.|
|Mon 2nd March||Year 9 Guidance lesson||Pupils discuss option choices with specialist staff|
|Wed 4th March||Options Evening|
5.00pm – 6.30pm (PJD)
6.30pm - 8.00pm (TG)
|Opportunity for parents and pupils to talk to specialist staff about options and suitability of courses.|
|Mon 16th March||Year 9 Guidance lesson||Career planning and future choices|
|Thurs 19th March||Year 9 Parents evening|
|Opportunity for parents and pupils to talk to specific class teachers|
|Fri 20th March||Deadline for return of options forms||Completed options forms to be returned to the form tutor.|