Step by Step Guide
Step 1: The options process is launched through assembly. Students and parents explore the options website together.
Step 2: In PD lessons, students explore Start Profile and research future careers ideas. They are provided with a login name and password which is stuck in their logbooks to allow them to access this website from home.
Step 3: Students complete an options preparation form which helps them to reflect on their strengths and achievements and consider which subjects they would like to explore at Options Evening. Students are also given access to the options portal.
Step 4: Students and parents are invited to attend Year 9 Parents' Evening. This is an opportunity for parents to receive feedback on their child's learning to date.
Step 5: Options Evening is held in January. This is an excellent opportunity to talk to teachers and current Year 10 and 11 students about the different subjects on offer and what is involved in each subject.
Step 6: Students and parents log on to the options portal and select their provisional option choices.
Step 7: Students are given an interview time to meet with a senior member of staff to discuss their option choices.
Step 8: Students attend their interview and finalise their choices.
Step 9: A letter is sent to parents informing them of the subjects chosen at interview. Parents are asked to confirm these choices in order to finalise the options process by signing and returning the letter.
Step 10: Students start their GCSE curriculum in September of Year 10.