Year 9 Subject Choices

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the Key Stage 4 Options page! Here you can access the information being sent out to Year 9 students, the Key Stage 4 Options Course Guide, and view the video presentations prepared by our Key Stage Subject Leads by using the links below.

Choosing key Stage 4 options is an important mile stone within their seven year journey at Bishops’ towards Sixth Form or into further education or training if Sixth Form is not for them. We trust our students to make these important choices and throughout options, there will be lots for students to think about and help is on hand to guide them, and you, through this process. To have a genuine interest and enthusiasm in a subject, together with a proven record of success during Year 9, is always a sound basis from which to start your selection.
Coming up during Year 9 Options:

Wednesday 10th January – Options assembly for year 9 students
An introduction to options & an opportunity to hear from subject leads for new courses at KS4

Wednesday 10th January – Options information evening for parents/ carers – 7pm.
A Microsoft teams meeting in which parents will be given information about the options process & support for year 9 students.

Monday 15th January – Year 9 focus event
Year 9 students will participate in sessions focussing on careers & their 7 year journey at Bishops’

Monday 15th January – Friday 26th January – Options information given to students in lessons and during PD sessions
Subject teachers and form tutors will devote time during this fortnight to give information about options & answer student questions.

Monday 5th February – Options portal opens for students to make choices
Students will be given log in details & guided in using the portal to input their choices.

Tuesday 6th February – Year 9 Options Parents Evening
Opportunity for parents to meet teachers & discuss options subjects.

Tuesday 13th February – Options portal closes
All options choices must be inputted onto the system by this date.

If you need to seek clarification from me, subject staff or form tutors, please do not hesitate in approaching us through the usual channels.

Mrs L Mooney Timetable and Options Pathways Lead