Year 9 Options

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 lusu@greatfieldsschool.com

For additional information regarding course choices, exam board and assessment overview, you can view our options booklet below:

Greatfields Options Booklet 20-21


KS4 Options Process Timeline and Key Dates 20-21:

December 2020

Kwame Badu consultation career talks.

January 2021

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.

April 2021

All Parents/Carers will receive a letter/email to confirm their child’s option choices for KS4 study.  


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