Course choices for KS4

Key Stage 4 Course Choice Process for September 2020

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

Who to contact initially:

Mr T Munro, Senior Leader, Formal Curriculum,

Mrs Brumby, Administrator of Year 10 Course Choices process,

Monday 6th January – Friday 10th January 2020

Year 9 Summative Assessments

Each Curriculum area will conduct assessments which will help to inform course choices.

Monday 13th January – Friday 18th January 2020

Launch of KS4 Course Choice process 

Sequence of assemblies for Year 9 students from each House. KS4 Course Choice booklet issued to students.

Tuesday 28th January 2020

13:30 – 15:00

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.

Wednesday 29th January 2020Assessment Certificate
Students receive their assessment certificate following the Year 9 summative assessments

Thursday 30th January 2020

18:00 – 20:00

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.

Tuesday 25th February 2020

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 20th      March 2020

Final Course Choice form issued to students

Final Course Choices Letter*

KS4 Course Choices Grid*

Friday 27th   March 2020 Deadline  for return of Final Course Choices form to tutors
Summer termConfirmation 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 Courses Booklet

KS4 Choices Assembly

KS4 Course Choices Evening Presentation*

*these documents will be uploaded as they become available during the course choice process