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KS4 Options 2022 - 2024


In this area we have put together a range of information relating to the options process for current year 9 (students who will start year 10 in September 2022). This includes: 

  • A video overview of the options process 
  • Presentations from subject specialists 
  • Additional information to complement the Options Booklet. 
  • Thoughts of recent KS4 students 

All of the information outlined above supports that found in the Options Booklet which students will be receiving in the final week of the autumn term.  

The Options Booklet will clearly outline the options process, give further information about choices and subjects available and will explain the next steps students should take to confirm their choices. 

From the website you are advised to start by viewing the ‘Introduction to Year 9 options 2022’ video and then work through the other videos and information - particularly looking at subjects you are interested in.  

As you research the options available you are encouraged to make notes and identify any questions you may need to find an answer to during the process - either at the Options Evening (Thursday 6th January 2022) or through activities that will take place in school in the Spring term. 

To assist with your planning please find below a list of the key dates: 

Date  
15th December 2022 Options process begins
6th January 2022 Options Evening in school - see letter from 25th November for details
10th January 2022 Year 9 Exam Week
2nd February 2022 PSHE Day - GCSE Taster lessons
11th February 2022 Options form emailed to students.
15th February 2022 Year 9 Parents' Evening
18th February 2022 Options form deadline day - forms to be submitted by 8:50 am.

 

Introduction to Options 2022

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Subject presentations

The below videos contain information on the content of the different subject’s students can study at KS4. Please note that they were compiled for last year’s options process (which due to lockdown was conducted entirely via remote methods). You may find some of the peripheral information to be out of date (e.g. references to last academic year, Firefly or members of staff who are no longer at the school), however, the important course information is accurate.  

You are advised to view the videos for the Core subjects and any optional subjects that you are interested in. As you view them it is suggested that you make a note of any questions that you can bring to Options Evening which takes place on Thursday 6th January 2022 (see previous letter invite).  

Core Subjects

 

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Art

 

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Business Studies

 

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Computer Science

 

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Creative iMedia

 

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Design and Technology

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Drama

 

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Ethics, Philosophy and Religion

 

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Fashion and Textiles

 

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Food Preparation and Nutrition

 

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Geography

 

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German

 

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History

 

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Health and Social Care

 

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Hospitality and Catering

 

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Media Studies

 

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Music

 

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PE

 

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BTEC Sport

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 Student views 

As we are limiting numbers in the building for options evening we have not invited current KS4 students to attend to share their experiences. The video below gives you a short student view of each option subject available in KS4 (except Sports Studies which is new this year). 

What do the Students think?

 

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Additional Information

The information found in the two PDFs below confirms the structure of the different courses available in KS4.