Year 9 students will need to make some crucial decisions about which courses they would like to study at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11). Our guided Choices Event and the details in our Guided Choices booklet are the start of this process involving students, staff and parents/carers.
Key Stage 4 Courses lead to the taking of external public examinations during Year 11. When considering what choices to consider, a sensible balance of subjects, together with a degree of flexibility, is desirable. Another important aspect is the maturity and confidence needed by students to consider courses suitable for themselves and their hopes and aspirations for the future.
Some courses are particularly popular and may end up being oversubscribed or there may be other reasons why a student may not be successful in a particular choice of subject. Therefore, it is important to look at all subjects on offer and consider them well. To help you, we have produced guided choices booklets detailing all the courses on offer in the different pathways and we hold a Guided Choices Event in the First Spring Half Term, that is an ideal opportunity for you to discuss Guided Choices subjects with faculty leaders and subject teachers.
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The information in this booklet has been produced early in the year, and was accurate at the time of writing. However, during a period of considerable change in education, further developments may be necessary before courses begin in September.