We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to this exciting period of time, when Year 9 students choose the courses they want to study at GCSE. For many students this is the first time they will be asked to make a decision about their education, one that is very important.
Over the next few weeks and months it is vital that students make their choices based on three key factors, which subjects they are good at, which subjects they enjoy and future plans. When a student moves from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 it should be clear that they are planning for the future, as this decision will shape their prospects in an ever-developing workplace.
Information, Advice and Guidance
During the options process, students should gather information from as many people as possible – parents, teachers, tutor, friends, brothers and sisters. The school will also provide advice and guidance in assemblies, subject lessons and tutor time. We recognise that this can be a stressful and worrying time, and if parents/carers or students have any questions, please make sure they talk with their Year 9 Tutor and the Pastoral Team.
Finally, we would like to thank you for your continued support as a parent/carer. The following weeks are very important and will help every Year 9 student be successful in Year 10 and 11. We look forward to celebrating their achievements in the future with you.