Course choices for KS4

Key Stage 4 Course Choice Process for September 2019

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 14th January – Friday 18th January 2019Launch of KS4 Course Choice process Sequence of assemblies for Year 9 students from each House. KS4 Course Choice booklet issued to students.
Monday 21st January – Friday 25th January 2019 Year 9 Summative Assessments Each Curriculum area will conduct assessments which will help to inform course choices.

Thursday 31st January 2019

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.

Tuesday 5th February 2019Aspirations 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 15th February 2019Assessment Certificate
Students receive their assessment certificate following the Year 9 summative assessments
Tuesday 26th February 2019Deadline 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 15th      March 2019

Final Course Choice form issued to students

Final Course Choices Letter*

KS4 Course Choices 2018 – final choice blank grid*

Friday 22nd   March 2019 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 Course Choices letter

KS4 Courses Booklet

KS4 Course Choices Assembly

KS4 Course Choices Evening Presentation

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