Choices for KS4

Preparation is key to success


The process by which Year 9 students make their selections about what courses they wish to study at Key Stage 4 is roughly outlined below.  Full details of this programme bespoke to each new Year 9 cohort will be given in January of the academic year. 

Each year we review our curriculum and design it around the needs of the students in that year group.  It is therefore not possible to say exactly which subjects will run until the 'preferences stage' has been completed.  However, for parents and students wishing to understand more, please look at the preparation booklet available to download below.  


Careers Advisor L4L lesson - November to January 

Choices Assembly – Early February

Choices Evening – Early February

Preferences deadline – Mid February

Careers meetings - February to March

Decisions form given to students – Early March

Decisions deadline – Mid March

Meetings with Students – Term 4/5

Year 9 Parents/Carers evening – Early May

Individual course allocation – Early June

Students begin Year 10 – Early July


Information about how we comply with our duties in respect of the 2010 Equality Act and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations of 2014, is available in the relevant policies in the 'POLICIES' section of our website.


For additional information, download relevant documents below




Name Date
Key Stage 4 Preparation Booklet 1 Mar 23 1st March 2023 Download >