January 18th 4:30-7:00pm
Option Information Evening
February 29th 4:30-6:00pm
February 19th to March 8th
Interview with a senior leader when students make their final choices
Deadline for parents validating the choices
Key Stage 4 Option Choices Booklet - (you can also download a PDF copy at the foot of this page)
(for best viewing, click HERE for fullscreen)
The Options Process - an overview
In Year 9, students will be asked to make some decisions about the subjects they study from Year 10 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 10 and 11 will affect how they spend their time during the next two years at school. These choices could also affect future career and educational plans, so it is worth taking some time to get it right.
An options booklet is issued to all Year 9 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.
During the Spring term, each Y9 student will have a 10 minute interview with a senior member of staff to discuss their option choices for Years 10 -11.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please click HERE to access answers to questions students often ask us.
If you have any further questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Resources - websites to help students make informed decisions
Subject Videos - click HERE
Finding out more
Thinking ahead can be useful when considering these options, so Sheffield 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.