Key Dates: Year 9 Option Timeline 2021


Actions Date
Email sent home to launch the Options process 02/02/2021 An introduction to the Options process is emailed home to all parents (please contact school if you would like additional email contacts added to this communication).
Pupils added to Year 9 Options Guidance Classroom 02/02/2021 Curriculum Leaders and Subject teachers have created videos and information sheets to explain the KS4 courses. This will help you to understand the requirements of the courses including where they may lead to at KS5 and beyond. 

A member of the Senior Leadership Team is available to answer any questions about the options process and phases, any questions can be posted on the classroom or emailed directly to Miss Lindop: [email protected]

The Careers Advisor, SENDCO are also available for advice and have also posted lots of information and resources.

Subject information and videos added to the Year 9 Options section of the website 02/02/2021 This section of the website is updated frequently, please visit it to find out more about the process.  Information and subject videos are also published here. 
Email and Text Home to Parents  12/02/2021 A reminder of where information is posted on the website and google classroom and a request to encourage pupils to look over the subject information during the half term is sent via email and text home 
Letter and Information Booklet sent home regarding the Options process, Pathways and the Options Focus Afternoon Week Commencing 15/02/2021 Guided choices are provided for all pupils, and boys are advised to follow a certain pathway when choosing their Options. Please read the pathways information in the information booklet carefully.

The Options Focus Afternoon will be held on Wednesday 17th March 2021 1.30pm – 3.10pm. Please put this date into your calendar and start to discuss the Options process at home. It is crucial that all of the boys attend the Options Focus Afternoon.

Options Assembly and Year 9 Options Focus Afternoon (delivered via google classroom if we are still working from home) 17/03/2021 This event takes place during the school day.  If we are still working from home it will be delivered via google classroom. 

It is crucial that all boys attend this session (if it is delivered online parents are welcome to join this session).

Options Guidance Meetings with Leadership Team and Year 9 Pastoral Team 15/03/2021 – 26/03/2021 Pupils will be involved in individual meetings and discussions about the Options process with a named member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Y9 Pastoral Team or the SEND Department. 

Please encourage your son to ask their link teacher questions; they may be directed to other members of staff for advice.

Form Tutor focus on Options during Registration Week commencing 15/02/2021 Pupils will be involved in group discussions about the options process. 

Please encourage your son to ask their Form Tutor questions; they may be directed to other members of staff for advice.

Options Selection Form closing date 12/04/2021 Pupils are required to have completed their Option choices by Monday 12th April 2021
Confirmation of subjects May-June 2021 A letter will be sent to all pupils and their parents/carers to confirm their KS4 courses.