Year 9 Options Evening Information
The process and key dates that are part of the Year 9 Options Process. Following the Year 9 Parents Evening you should have a good idea of the subjects that your child is succeeding in at the Academy currently. This information should be used when picking the GCSE subjects for your child in Key Stage 4.
The next step in the process would traditionally be an Options Evening where I would give you all the information you need regarding options and the curriculum at Key Stage 4. Unfortunately due the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to invite you into the Academy to do this. We have therefore planned a virtual series of events to support your child to make the right decisions for them and their education. This letter is accompanied with details of the curriculum that will be taught in Key Stage 4 and Subject Flyers for each option available this year. Please read through this information and have a look at the videos we have uploaded onto the academy website that have the teachers detailing the course expectations of each option subject.
We will then be hosting a virtual evening where there will be a presentation on the process and how the process will work moving forward by myself. There will then be an opportunity for you to have a short meeting, to ask questions, with the subject leaders of the subjects your child is interested in though SchoolCloud. This event will take place on Wednesday 24th March 2021.
We ask that the options form (also part of this pack) is returned to the Academy reception by Friday 16th April 2021.
I would like to remind all students that they need to continue to engage and work hard in the subjects they are not considering for the remainder of Year 9 as these may be subjects they wish to move to in Year 10 if there options do not work out.
If you are your child have any questions about this process of the options they have been given please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org