In term 4 of Year 9, students choose their GCSE options for Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11). In the same way that Key Stage 3 is organised, there is a Grammar and Core Pathway in Key Stage 4
The options process begins at the start of Term 4, with assemblies and Parent Information Evenings. The Parent Information Evening for the Grammar Pathway took place on Tuesday 20th February. The Parent Information Evening for the Core Pathway took place on Thursday 22nd February. These presentations are available below.
All students will follow the Core Curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE and PSHE. Students will then select a number of subjects according to their pathway:
More detailed information is available in the Options Booklets for both the Grammar Pathway and the Core Pathway. These are available below
To find out more about the individual subjects offered, please select the appropriate subject below:
*= Denotes a Core Curriculum subject
|Art 3D Studies
|English Language & English Literature*
|Health and Social Care
|Hospitality and Catering
Term 4's PSHE program for Year 9 students focusses on the options process and is a great opportunity for students to discuss the different subjects with their mentors.
If you have any questions regarding the options process, please use the dedicated options email address: email@example.com
We use a program called Options Online for the submission of requests. You will receive an email with an invitation to create and account; this will not come from our school email but from firstname.lastname@example.org, so please look out for this.
If you have an older child in this school, or another school that uses SIMS, you may not get an email because you will have already set up an account - you can access Options Online via www.sims-options.co.uk. If you have forgotten your password it can be reset here. From here you will be able to access the Options Online portal and make your choices.