Course choices for KS4

Key Stage 4 Course Choice Process for September 2018

Target audience: Year 9 students and their parents or carers.

Who to contact initially:

Mr P Jones, Careers Coordinator,

Mrs Brumby, Administrator of Year 10 Course Choices process,

Monday 15th January – Friday 19th January 2018 Launch of KS4 Course Choice process Sequence of assemblies for Year 9 students from each House. KS4 Course Choice booklet issued to students.
Monday 22nd January – Friday 26th January 2018  Year 9 Summative Assessments Each Curriculum area will conduct assessments which will help to inform course choices.

Thursday 1st February 2018

6.00 – 8.00pm

KS4 Course Choices Evening  KS4 Course Choices Evening  Market place format around school. There will be:

  • An opening presentation for parents at 6-6.15pm (repeated at 7.45- 8pm)
  • Representation for all course choices on offer
  • Careers advice drop-in opportunity

Teachers will be available to discuss whether the courses they offer will suit your child.  Students should accompany parents in full school uniform.

Friday 2nd February 2018  Wider Curriculum Aspirations Year 9 students will have a lesson with their tutor on career profiling and making links between course choices and future aspirations.
Tuesday 6th February 2018 Aspirations Fair All Year 9 students will have the chance to speak directly to a range of post-16 opportunity providers at this fair. It will take place in school, during the school day. Many local businesses and colleges will be attending.
Friday 16th February 2018 Assessment Certificate
Students receive their assessment certificate following the Year 9 summative assessments
Tuesday 27th February 2018 Deadline for submission of Initial Course Choices Deadline for submission of Initial Course Choices We will use this information to:

  • provide additional advice and guidance to students regarding the suitability of their initial course choices;
  • determine whether there should   be any change to course availability
Friday 16th      March 2018

Final Course Choice form issued to students

Final Course Choices Letter*

KS4 Course Choices 2018 – final choice blank grid*

Friday 23rd   March 2018 Deadline  for return of Final Course Choices form to tutors.
Summer term Confirmation of Course Choice letter issued to students


Useful documents:

Please use the links in this section of the website to find documents and resources to support you through the KS4 Course Choice Process:

Initial Course Choices – Online Form

Key Stage 4 Courses Grid

KS4 Course Choices Letter to Parents 2018

KS4 Courses Booklet 2018

KS4 Course Choices Assembly 2018

KS4 Course Choices Presentation 2018