January – The Options process is launched to students through their PD lessons. They use the Consultative evening that follows this to ask their teachers, in consultation with their parents, about the choices available to them.
Late January – Year 9 Options Evening takes place. This is a chance for students to ask staff questions and to learn more about what they would study in each subject.
From January to February – Every student in Year 9 has an interview with a senior member of staff to discuss their choices. During this interview, they nominate the 4 subjects that they would like to continue with in Key Stage 4.
February – Following the completion of the interviews, a letter goes home to parents with the choices that the student has made. Parents are asked to amend this as necessary and sign it to say that they have received it and that they agree with the subjects chosen.
By March, we aim to have the whole process finalised, including any necessary changes being made following feedback from parents.