Dear Parents & Carers,
The Year 9 Options evening takes place next Wednesday, the 4th March from 6:00 – 7:15 pm.
This event is a vital step in your child’s educational journey as they will be able to meet with, and find out about, the subjects that will be on offer in Year 10 before selecting the 3 that they wish to study alongside the core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and Religious Studies. Choosing the right subjects that allow progression onto a broad range of post-16 options is important especially if your child does not yet have a clear idea about what they might want to do in the future.
Subject stands will be set up within the Gym and you will be free to circulate to the subjects that you and your child have an interest in, subject staff will be on hand to answer questions and explain about the course structure and assessment pathways.
At 6:55 there will be a brief presentation in the hall explaining how the options process will work, how to select from the option blocks, what a reserve choice is, when the deadline for submission is and what further communication will take place regarding what has been allocated.
The subjects available to choose from next year will be:
Art & Design, Computer Science, Engineering, Enterprise, French, Geography, History, Health & Fitness, Hospitality & Catering, Media Studies, Music, Performing Arts, and Sociology
In preparation for this process Year 9 have been attending career workshops with outside providers finding out about how to access careers within 12 different employment sectors and so should already have some ideas about which subject stands they would like to visit,
I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday evening at 6:00pm,
Mrs C L Robbins
Assistant Headteacher – Curriculum and 6th form