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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

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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

 

Some wrong reasons include:

"I like the teacher"

"All my friends are doing this subject" and

"All the other choices are too difficult / too boring"

 

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Key Dates


December 2017

4th - Students are given a login to the Kudos website.

8th - The options process is introduced to students.

January 2018

5th - Students complete the options form and are given access to the options portal.

11th - Year 9 Consultation Evening

18th - Year 9 Options Evening

19th-21st - Students make provisional option choices 

22nd - Year 9 Options Interviews start

March 2018

Options are confirmed for all students and are sent to parents