In Year 9 students select the subjects they would like to student at Key Stage 4. Students are guided to one of three pathways, EBacc, Open or Guided. Students are placed into a ‘pathway’ that we believe supports their individual abilities and provide them with the platform for success. Students are afforded the opportunity to select options in each of these pathways. We tailor the suite of options available in each of the pathways to support students to access courses suitable to their ability levels and to provide them the best opportunities for success.
Students select options from four option blocks. We provide as broad a range of subjects as possible and we endeavour to provide subjects that students enjoy. This is to ensure they can access the next stages of their education and future career interests and opportunities.
Within their pathway students select a first and second preference from each of the four option blocks and we strive to provide all students with their first options, where possible. For a small number of students, we direct a particular course in an option block. This happens through a process of collaboration between the student, their parent/carer and their teachers. This process supports those identified students to access a full suite of options.
Advice and Guidance
Year 9 parents and carers are invited to attend a meeting with Mr Delve, Assistant Head Teacher via microsoft teams on Monday 14th March 2022 at 5.30pm. Mr Delve will explain the guided choices process and pathways.
Should you need personalised 1-1 advice, parents and carers are invited to book a meeting with a member of our Senior Leadership Team on Tuesday 15th March 2022 via School Cloud. Appointments can be book between 5pm and 7pm.
Join the Options Evening Meeting Monday 14th March 5.30pm
Book your 1-1 Meeting Tuesday 15th March