Key Stage 4 Options 2023
Choosing subject options for Year 10 can be challenging. This is an important decision for students and is easy to feel overwhelmed by the choice. That’s why it’s important that students think carefully about what they enjoy, what they’re good at and what they might like to study after GCSEs.
Along with the compulsory core subjects, we encourage students to choose a broad, balanced mixture so that their future choices are as wide as possible.
The aim of this webpage is to provide an overview of what’s on offer in Year 10 and Year 11. Please take time to read all the information carefully and contact teaching staff if you have any questions. Students will be able to discuss option preferences and will receive further information on subjects during their normal lessons, assemblies and as part of their Discovery Curriculum, including Daily Discovery (Form Tutor time), Discovery lessons and Discovery Days.
As you will see from the options booklet, we offer a broad range of options at GCSE in addition to the compulsory core subjects. We advise students to play to their strengths and choose subjects they know that they will enjoy and are good at, whilst maintaining a broad and balanced curriculum. We want to help them ensure that they develop the essential skills needed for future study at Grove Sixth Form, colleges, university, on an apprenticeship or in the world of work. As such, students will be given either the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) or an Extended options pathway to select their options from. This pathway takes into account teacher’s knowledge of each student and their ideal future destination. For some information from the Department for Education about the EBacc please read this information leaflet by clicking here.
Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Tutor or Head of Year, Mrs Graff, if you have any questions during this process.
Information that students were given at their launch assembly is here: Year 9 Options Launch Assembly
The timeline for this process is:
|Tuesday 24th January 2023
Options 2023 launch assemblies and information
Visit our website for information and
guidance on Key Stage 4 options
|Tuesday 31st January 2023
|Thursday 9th February 2023
Year 9 Options Evening 18:00-19:30
Options selection window opens
Selections are to be completed through the virtual link emailed to them.
|Thursday 16th February 2023
Options selection window closes.
|Spring Term 2023
Consultation period takes place
|Summer Term 2023
Options confirmation letters sent home in the final half term of the academic year.
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