Options

Following our Options Evening on 8 March 2022,
please use the links to view the presentation and complete the Options form for Year 8 and 9 students:

 

Options

For Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11) students are given the opportunity for the first time in their education to make a choice in the subjects that they study. We recognise that this is both exciting and daunting for many students. Exciting, because students can pursue subjects that they are really interested in. Daunting, because students have so many options to choose from and aren’t yet sure what they want to do in the future.

Options Evening and Careers Fair

To help students through this process, we have our annual Options Evening. This evening is aimed at the parents of Year 8 and 9 students. This year, it will take place on the postponed date of Tuesday 8th March 2022. Because the options process is closely linked to careers, a careers fair will also take place during the evening. The timings are as follows:

3.15-4.30pm: Careers Fair in the Sports Hall

4.30-5.00pm: Options presentation in the Lecture Theatre

5.00-6.00pm: Option stalls in the Sports Hall (an opportunity for parents and students to speak with subject teachers and find out more about the options available). 

The curriculum guide

Every year we publish a curriculum guide which contains a summary of all the information students and parents need to know about our curriculum and options process. It describes the options process, progression routes and provides detailed descriptions for each subject. The document for this year can be found below. Curriculum Guide 2022

Further Support

To help students to start thinking in advance of the Options Evening, we invited an organisation called Future Forward to present to Year 8 and Year 9 students on Monday 17th January. The aim of this was to challenge some of the student perceptions around careers. The feedback we received was very encouraging and as always our students conduct was excellent.

We also have a close relationship with HEPP, an organisation based at Sheffield Hallam University that supports students looking to study at university in the future. Their latest newsletter provides some helpful information as well as invites to some free online sessions. The newsletter can be found by following the link below. HEPP Newsletter

HeppSY Advice Line Poster

Options Evening Resources (from the 2020-21 presentation)

Subject videos can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate pictures below. While these were designed for the virtual options evening last year, most of the information is still relevant and therefore we have continued to make them available for this year.