In Year 10 and Year 11, all students have to study the ‘core’ subjects of English, Maths, Science, PE/Sport and PSHE. Students choose an additional three or four subjects, depending on whether they follow triple or combined Science.
There are two stages to the options process:
At the first stage, students inform college about the subjects they would like to study; this can change depending on the year group. Students receive an Options Information Booklet. They are also given opportunities to find out more about each of the available subjects, including visiting some Y10/11 lessons to see them in action. Students then tell us their preferences by ranking the subjects that they think they would most like to study. Students should consider ranking highly those courses that they think they would enjoy and be best at. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer all of these courses. We will, however, try to construct an Options grid that reflects the preferences of as many students as possible.
We then produce an options grid. Overall choices should be appropriate to any specific career that students have in mind and be balanced enough to leave as many post-16 options open as is possible.
Once Option choices are submitted we will create a timetable that meets the choices of as many students as possible within staffing and budgetary constraints.