Year 9 Options: Taster Day

Taster Day

Year 9 Options Morning

In order to help you make as informed a decision as possible, we have created an Options Morning for you.  As part of the morning, you will have the opportunity to try two ‘taster’ lessons in subjects you will not have studied before, to give you an insight into what studying those subjects might be like.  You will be able to sample 2 subjects from the 6 that are on offer on the morning.

All of you will have different subjects you would like to sample, so to try and personalise the morning, we would like you to tell us which of the taster sessions you are most interested in attending.  On the Subject Taster Session Form, you will be asked to rank the sessions in order of preference (1 = most preferred) to help us create your timetable for the morning.

We cannot guarantee that you will get your first two choices but we will do our best!  Equally, simply expressing a preference for only 2 of the sessions will not guarantee that you get those choices.

You need to submit your Taster Session form no later than:

  • Wednesday 8 February 2023

If you do not meet the deadline, we will select which lessons/sessions you can attend.

Options: Key Dates 2023

  • w/c 30 January
    • Year 9 Assemblies
    • Virtual Launch to Parents/Carers
  • Weds 1 February: In-person Information Evening for Parents
  • Weds 8 February: Submission of Options Morning choices
  • Weds 15 February: Options Morning
  • Tues 28 February: Year 9 Parent/Teacher Consultation
  • Wed 1 March:  SIMS Options online portal open
  • Friday 3 March: Deadline for applications for Reduced Core
  • Wed 15 March: Deadline for submission of GCSE options
  • March – May: Processing of options forms
    • Consultation with individual students
    • Final option choices confirmed
  • May/June: Students informed of options choices
  • September 2023: Courses commence