Options Evening
Over the next few months students in Year 9 will choose the subjects they will study during Key Stage 4. As well as the number of events in order to support students and their parents when making option choices as detailed below, students will also follow a programme of lessons during IAG this half term to support with options choices. This allows both parents and students to discuss options with subject teachers, as well as tutors and other staff.

Parents are invited to an information evening about options on Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 7.00pm. As space is limited in the Old Hall, we ask that only parents attend this event in order for seats to be available for all. Subject reports will be issued to parents at the beginning of February 2016, with a chance to discuss student options with tutors at the learning review day to be held on the 4th and 5th February, and with subject teachers at parents evening on the 25th February. The deadline for receipt of options forms will be the 3rd March 2016 and the process will be explained in full at the options evening detailed above.

You may also find it useful to visit the careers fair, to be held during learning review day on the

5th February, where we have many local colleges, higher education establishments and employers available to give help and advice regarding future career choices.

All students will study the core subjects; mathematics, English, science, PE, RE and IAG, alongside their options. Following the introduction of the English Baccalaureate, most students will study a language and a humanities subject as well as 2 option subjects. We offer a full range of subjects for students to make their choice from, in order to opt for a timetable that reflects their interests, career aspirations and preferred learning style. There have been taster sessions for subjects which are new to students in Key Stage 4 during the autumn term.

Further information about the options process, including the options booklet, will be published on the College website over the coming months. Should you wish to discuss this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact either your child’s tutor, Head of House or Mrs Slater / Mr Daymond at the College.