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What advice would you give to students and parents?

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Students should talk to parents about their interests and discuss which subjects they enjoy and do well in.

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Students should consider what they would like to do in the future and what subjects would help them to achieve this.

TickTogether, research post-16 courses and consider which subjects would be relevant.

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Encourage variety in the subjects chosen by students – this will allow for greater choice post-16

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Choose subjects for the right reasons:                                               

The right reasons
I am good at this subject
I know that this subject will help me to achieve my post-16 ambitions
I want to keep my options open so I have chosen a broad range of subjects
I have achieved good marks and feedback in that subject
The wrong reasons
I like the teacher
All my friends are doing this subject
The other choices are too difficult / boring

 

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Key Dates


December 2018

3rd - Students are given a login to the Start Profile website.

4th - The options process is introduced to students.

January 2019

7th - Students complete the options preparation form and the Year 9 Reports are sent home to parents.

Week beginning 7th - Students are given access to the options portal.

17th - Year 9 Parents' Evening

24th - Year 9 Options Evening

14th-28th - Students make provisional option choices 

28th - Year 9 Options Interviews start

March 2019

Options are confirmed and are sent to parents