Form to Submit Preferences

Deadline for submitting preferences or raising a question with the Heads of House is Wednesday 17th March

The form to submit your preferences is now available. Students will need to login with their school email address to complete the form, and must include a parent or carer's name to confirm that they have discussed and agreed their choices at home. Please only complete the form once you are sure of your choices.

To make a video appointment for the afternoon of Wednesday 3 March with a subject teacher and/or your child's Head of House please email Kate Buckle, Appointments are 10 miniutes long and take place online, they are available from 3:30 until about 5:00 PM.

As you move into Year 10 you are able to make choices about your courses. Your curriculum will be made up of two key parts:

  1. A Core curriculum which all students follow, which includes Matheamtics, English Language, English Literature, Science (either a double award or three separate sciences) and core PE;
  2. A personalised set of four option courses made up of your different subject choices.

Through the Key Stage 4 Pathways process you will be able to create a pathway for Years 10 and 11 that is personal to you, one that meets your needs, strengths, skills and talents. This pathway will also be the starting point for further studies in Years 12 and 13 during Key Stage 5.

Over this half term you will have opportunities to discuss these choices with your Tutor, Head of House, Subject Teachers and Learning Mentors. You will also want to discuss your choices with your family.

You will be fully supported in the process of choosing your Year 10 courses during the next half term through a range of opportunities and access to teachers.

Weds 27 January Booklet & website ready & introductory video
Tues 2 February Academic Review Day focus on engagement & wellbeing
Weds 3 February Pathway packs posted home
Weds 10 February Enrichment Day supported session for Y9 students
Thurs 11 February Electronic form for preferences published
After Half Term Online Subjects Evening in place of subject surgery likely 3 March
After Half Term Head of House & Careers appointments available
Weds 17 March Deadline to submit preferences online

Full inofrmation is in the booklet linked from this page and a copy of the usual paper form for pathways choices. We have also attached a copy of the presentation used in the video.

This year we will collect pathway choices via an online form which will be published and emailed to you on Thursday 11 February.

Also attached to this page is an activity sheet with space for notes which will help students consider their intial preferences.

You will also find more information and contact details for each course on our subject pages,

Support is available throughout the process by emailing your child's tutor or Head of House.

Abbas Mrs Wells
Chamberlain Ms Alston
Houghton Mr Gibson
Peyton Mr Ponsford
Tollemache Mrs Raleigh

We look forward to guiding you through these important and exciting choices as you make the next steps towards future success.