Post-13 Option Choices

Choices at 13 years plus (KS4)

In Year 8, students will be asked to make some decisions about the subjects they study from Year 9 onwards. Students will get support throughout this process and parents will also be kept informed so they can support this decision-making.

The subjects and qualifications students study over Years 9, 10 and 11 will affect how they spend their time during the next three years at school. These choices could also affect future career and educational plans, so it is worth taking some time to get it right.

 options choices

 

An options booklet will be given to all Year 8 students in the Spring term. It gives information about the courses on offer at Meadowhead and explains the process and key dates.

Students and parents will be invited to an information session explaining what happens next, providing further information about subjects on offer and advice on how choices might affect future plans. 

(please scroll to foot of page for the most recent presentation and booklet)

During the Spring term, each Y8 student will have a 10 minute interview with a senior member of staff to discuss their option choices for Years 9-11.

Finding out more

Thinking ahead can be useful when considering these options, so UCAS Progress might help; this website provides details of local post-16 options and entry requirements.

For advice for parents on subject choices, see this article from the Parental Guidance website.

  1. KS4 COURSES BOOKLET 2018-2021