Year 9 Options Process

To keep you informed about this important year for the Year 9 students, we have compiled a list of key dates relating to the options process.

Options Assemblies 2020/21

DateAssemblySubject Leader
9th Jan 2021Year 9 assembly - Introduction to the Options Process JSTMs Stubbs
13th Jan 2021Choosing your option subjects Talk 1: P.E and DanceMr Errington & Ms Stephanou
27th Jan 2021Choosing your option subjects Talk 2: Humanities, MFLMr King, Mr Castillo, Mr Hogarth & Mr Wallen
3rd Feb 2021Choosing you Option subjects Talk 3: Media Studies, Art, Music, DramaMs Narayanan, Mr Brotherhood, Mr Dow & Ms Harris
13th Feb 2021Choosing your Option subjects Talk 4: D&T, Computer Science & SociologyMr Bethell, Mr Naidoo & Mr McLoughlin
26th Feb 2021Talk 5: Core subjects at GCSEMs Taqvi, Ms Dattani & Ms Ackerley

Options Guidance for Mentors by 26th February

Students will have assemblies from January 9th onwards where Heads of Subject talk to the cohort about their subject as an option.  

  • 10th  February  – students make their provisional option choices via Google Form by 12/2/21.
  • 25th February –  Year 9 Options Information Gathering Evening.  Please refer to the Options Booklet 2020/21 prior to attending so that you can get the most out of the evening. Heads of Subject will be available to answer any questions you have about their courses. Please note this is not an evening for individual consultations; you will be able to talk to teachers about your child on 17th March.
  • 25th February – 17th MarchOptions Mentoring; students meet with Options Mentors to discuss their options and complete their Option Form.  The Option Form is then taken home and once again discussed with parents.
  • 17th March – Parents’ Evening. During this time, parents are encouraged to meet with the teachers from the chosen options as a priority.  At the end of the evening,  after discussion with teachers the signed options form is returned to school.
  • 24th May – students and parents are notified about their option allocations.