For your information, please find below details of forthcoming events relating to the GCSE option process;

Wednesday 12th January

A launch assembly with Mrs Groocock (Vice Principal) to introduce the option process to students, followed by tutor time where students will be shown the options information on the school website and be able to ask questions of their tutor, make some notes and write some early questions regarding things they would like to know more about to help them make their decisions. 

Friday 14th January – Student Mini Marketplace

A student ‘marketplace’ event where older students already studying each option subject will be available to talk to the Year 9s, answer their questions and show the type of work in that subject. On this day, each Year 9 student will be given a copy of the Options Booklet 2022. This will also be available through our website.

Thursday 20th January  – Options Evening 4.30pm -7.30pm at Redmoor

An opportunity for parents and students to learn more about GCSE opportunities, the option choice process, the various subjects and other relevant information. This marketplace event will showcase the courses offered, with staff and students available to provide information and answer questions. There will also be a summary talk repeated several times throughout the evening. 

Please support your child by reading their options booklet with them, reflecting on what you learnt during the Options Evening and watching the information videos for the subjects under consideration.. The videos can be found on the school website under the Options banner.  There is a sample options form at the back of the booklet for you to use as a draft

Week commencing 7th February

The official options forms are given out to students.

Friday 25th February 

Options deadline -All completed option forms must 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.*