Year 9 Options Process

Welcome to the Year 9 Options Process

As you will be aware, pupils in years 10 and 11 study courses which lead to formal accreditation - this can be GCSE or vocational. In order to support pupils through the process of selecting an appropriate curriculum for their future study in years 10 and 11, the school has developed a tried and tested process of providing support and guidance.  However, this year, the majority of the process will need to be carried out online (due to current covid-19 restrictions). 

Please be aware that we will keep parents fully apprised as the options process continues. The school website,, is the main point of contact for information. The website has a specific section related options, Year 9 options Process, and this is where you will find all resources and information related to the process.

Further information will be sent to parents and carers throughout each stage of the options process.  Please see below a timeline of how the process will run this year:

If you have any questions or queries regarding the options process please contact Mr Collington, head of year 9 by email, in the first instance.


Year 9 options process timeline



Options booklet to be published

Week beginning 02 November

Online options presentation

Week beginning 02 November

Year 9 assessment point 1 reports published

06 November 2020

Curriculum pathway letter published

Week beginning 09 November 2020

Online optional subject assemblies

Week beginning 09 November 2020

Year 9 online parents’ evening

Thursday 12 November 2020

Deadline for options form submission

Thursday 10 December 2020