At Greatfields, we believe in providing the highest standard of education to create a firm foundation for our students’ future success. Selecting subjects for the Key Stage 4 programme (year 10 and 11) is an exciting time for our year 9 students.
Alongside their core subjects, Greatfields offers a range of option courses in both GCSE and Vocational qualifications that will interest our students, respond to their varied needs and open routes to a wide variety of career prospects. The courses are devised so that students acquire a broad and balanced curriculum with ample opportunity for development.
The Options Booklet outlines vital information about the Key Stage 4 programme, and the subjects in particular, as well as give information about the consultation procedure.
Below, we have placed a timeline of key dates leading up to the options interviews and selection process.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Year 9; Mr. L Summers firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information regarding course choices, exam board and assessment overview, you can view our options booklet below:
KS4 Options Process Timeline and Key Dates 20-21:
Kwame Badu consultation career talks.
Introductory virtual assembly from Head of Year to introduce options timeline.
February 5th 2021:
Parental information regarding Year 9 options emailed out by Deputy Headteacher.
February 8th 2021:
KS4 Options Week Begins. Head of Year 9 and Deputy Headteacher deliver virtual introduction assembly to all students about their options and the process.
February 9th – 12th 2021:
Options Information week. Daily virtual assemblies to promote each option subject and the course requirements.
February 22nd 2021:
All information regarding courses, course outlines and virtual assemblies will be available on Microsoft Teams.
Thursday 4th March 2021:
Year 9 Parents’ Evening via School Cloud.
Monday 8th March 2021:
Year 9 Options Interviews begin. Students submit their KS4 subject choices.
Wednesday 24th March 2021:
Deadline for all option choices.
All Parents/Carers will receive a letter/email to confirm their child’s option choices for KS4 study.