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Options - Year 9

During Year 9, students can choose which subjects and courses they wish to study in Years 10 and 11, and gain qualifications in. The Options process will start in January 2018.

COVE SCHOOL – OPTIONS Year 9

Information for students, parents and carers

This is the start of a very important stage in your son or daughter’s education.  During Year 9, students can choose which subjects and courses they wish to study in Years 10 and 11, and gain qualifications in.

The Options process will start in January 2019.  The information below outlines last year's key stages of the process. 

 

Assembly – Introduction to your subject options for Year 10 and 11.

The assembly will outline the timescales for the subject choices for students in Year 9, for 2018-2020.

It will mention the changes in grading for 2020 and about the ambition the school has that every student will make outstanding progress.

 

Year 9 Parents Evening

 (4.30pm - 7.30pm)

Students, Parents and Carers will have the opportunity to discuss progress and desirability to take the subject during Year 10 and 11. 

 

Informal conversations with your family, tutor and subject teachers.

Careers advice from an external advisor.

The students will be encouraged to talk to as many people as they can so that they are supported in their choices. They should explore what their strengths are and where this may lead them after Cove. What subjects do they enjoy? What subjects will they do well at? What career or area of career would this lead to?

Parents and Carers – please encourage discussions about different subjects and possible career choices through January.

 

Options Evening (5.30pm to 7.30pm) to discuss the Options Booklet.

Teachers, colleges and careers advice available on the evening.

Subject teachers will be available to outline their KS4 courses. Each subject area will have a stand. This will help you understand the requirements of the course including where it may lead at KS5 and beyond.

 

Individual discussions with every student and their parents/carers.

Completed ‘Choices Form’ handed in.

During this time we will be asking every student with their parents/carers to attend an interview with a member of SLT/Director of Progress.

The meeting will discuss the students’ choices and aim to complete the ‘Choices Form’.

 

Confirmation of option choices with the student and their parent/carer.

We will send a letter to all students and their parents/carers to confirm their KS4 course.

 

 

 
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Option Booklet 2017 2019 18th Jan 2017 Download
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