Timeline for Options

As we approach the midpoint of Year 9, it is time for students and yourselves to start thinking about their option choices for GCSE. For your information, please find below details of forthcoming events relating to the GCSE option process;

Friday 11th January  to February 15th

A series of information, advice and guidance (IAG) sessions delivered by tutors discussing the choices to be made. This will include;

  • Opportunities to access online careers information
  • Information from current Year 10 students on their experiences so far
  • Opportunities to start prioritising different subjects
  • Discussions on what to ask yourself when making choices
  • One-to-One discussions with tutors
  • Information from subjects during lessons

 

Friday 25th January

A launch assembly by Mr Nicolle (Principal) to introduce the option process to students, followed by tutor time where students will be given a copy of the Options Booklet 2019-20. This will also be available through our website.

 

Thursday 31st January

‘The Redmoor Futures’ -GCSE Information Evening@: 4.30pm -7.30pm

An opportunity for parents and students to learn more about GCSE opportunities, the option choice process, changes to the GCSE grading system and other relevant information.

  • Presentations at 4:45pm/5:30pm/ 6:15pm
  • Marketplace of all courses offered with staff and students available to provide information and answer questions

 

Friday 1st March

Options deadline -All completed option forms to be returned to school by 10am on this date.

**Please note: any option forms received after this date will of course still be accepted. However, we need to input student choices and then create the option blocks from these. Late forms will not be considered in this process and therefore may increase the chances of that student having clashes and needing to reconsider their choices.**

 

Whilst this is an exciting time in your child’s education, it can also be a time for concern as students make important decisions about their future studies and we appreciate that this may cause some students to be anxious. We are committed to ensuring that each student receives effective information, advice and guidance so that they can make an informed and considered decision. If you have any queries over this process please make contact with your child’s tutor in the first instance.