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What advice would you give to students and parents?


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


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.


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


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


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 preparation form 

Week beginning 8th - Students 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