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Year 9 Options

Our aim is for every student to follow the most suitable curriculum to meet their individual needs. We want every student to maximise their outcomes at the end of Year 11 so that they are competitive when applying for further education and jobs in the future.

Key dates

Wednesday 13th December – Y9 Options Forms and Options Booklet given out

Students receive their individualised Options Form based upon their prior attainment and individual needs

Wednesday 13th December – Y9 Parents Evening

An opportunity for parents to discuss the progress that their child is making

Thursday 4th January – Y9 Options Evening

The evening opens at 4:30pm and will consist of three identical presentations, giving an overview of the options process, in Chatsworth Hall. The timings are detailed below. If the time allocated to your child’s form group is inconvenient for you, please attend an earlier/later presentation. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation. Teaching staff will be available and will be happy to share details about the courses they deliver and answer any questions that you/your child may have. There will also be members of the leadership team available in Edale if you wish to have a one-to-one discussion about your son/daughter’s options.

• 5:00pm – Forms J, O, H, N

• 5:45pm – Forms P, R, T, S

• 6:30pm – Forms C, L, E, W (please note that there will be no opportunity after this final presentation to visit the Faculties/subject displays)

Friday 19th January - Deadline for Options Forms

Once your son/daughter has made their preferred options choices, she/he should complete the Student Option Form and hand it to their Form Tutor. Please note that for a course to run, a viable number of students need to have opted to study the subject. The school will also check the preferred choices to ensure that all students follow the most appropriate curriculum for them. As such, the final option choices will be confirmed at a later date.

From Monday 22nd January – Confirmation of choices

Senior leaders, subject leaders and the Year 9 team will check every Options Form to ensure that every student is on the most suitable curriculum to meet their individual needs.