In Year 8 our students choose their GCSE Options which they will study from Year 9. Below is a time-line of events in order to explain the process and guidance that your son/daughter will receive during this process. During Form time this half-term all of Year 8 have been looking at future choices. After February half-term the Options process becomes more focused with a Careers Convention (to which parents were invited to from 3.10 – 4.30 pm), Parents Evening, Options Evening and one-to-one guidance interviews with Senior staff at the school to help your son/daughter make the right choices for the next stage in their education.

Booklet information

All students have been issued with their option booklets this week. These are available via the website. All students MUST stay on their current booklet. Should students/parents wish to request a change of booklet they must wait until the options process is complete on Thursday 15th March 2018. After this point parents can make a written request to change booklets which must be addressed to Mr Cunningham. Final decisions will be made and communicated by Monday 19th March 2018 to ensure students are able to hand their option forms in by Friday 23rd March 2018. Please note there has been an error in the Blue Booklet (new option form on page 8). This relates to page 29 which should include RE in Block M. Should you wish to choose RE as an option, please insert into Block M. Should you have any questions about the above then please do not hesitate in contacting me at the school. Mr. Cunningham, Deputy Head Teacher – Director of Studies.