As part of the options process, your child will select their GCSE subjects this term. Key dates for 2018 are as follows:

 Date  Event
wb 4th December 2017 Option Assemblies – Learning Leaders outlining key learning and requirements to study their subject
5th of January 2018 Option workbooks issued – students will work through these in tutor time to develop their understanding of the importance of the options process
Week of 8th January 2018 Year 8 careers interviews commence until 19th January
9th January 2018 Choices for Options Taster Day – students choose 4 subjects to attend on Taster (these are not their option choices at this stage.  It is an opportunity to experience subjects they are considering)
18th January 2018 Options Taster Day – students receive information and guidance on career paths as well as attend lessons based on their choices for Taster day
25th January (5:45pm - 8pm) 2018 Options Evening – Presentation in theatre to all parent/carers and talks given by all Option subjects explaining their GCSE
29th January 2018 Year 8 Parents evening – Opportunity to speak to all subject staff to discuss your child’s progress and information about the GCSE
2nd February 2018 Year 8 Option Choices Deadline using Insight (
Mid-February 2018 Personalised meetings with some students following option choices
Mid-March 2018 Letters to parents confirming option choices

The latest Options Evening Programme.

The latest Options Evening Presentation can be found here

The latest Options Information Booklet can be found here.

For further information contact Assistant Headteacher, Robert McAlaney who is overseeing the option process.