||Blue Card Autumn Term Report
||Normal issued report
||Subject talks to Year 9s by Options Subjects in Lessons/Assemblies
||Subjects that are not taught during Key Stage 3 are further explained and students are informed of what the course entails (e.g. Engineering, Dance, and Business Studies etc.)
||Parents’ Evening (4.30pm – 7.00pm)
||Primary focus is on Year 9 achievement and attainment.
||An explanation of the process and deadlines are given to all Year 9 students. English, Maths and Science will give a predicted grade, based on current performance.
||Options Booklet Issued to Students and on the School Website
||The booklet contains all of the information about the process, the description of the Statutory and chosen elements of the curriculum, subject guides for every subject and the Option forms themselves.
||Year 9 are asked to give an early indication of which subjects they are considering opting for, to allow the early planning of staffing and resource. This is NOT their Options and is purely for our planning. It usually also helps to focus students on the task of selecting their courses.
||Guidance Interviews with Progress Tutors
||With information provided by subjects, together with blue card data, your son/daughter will be given information, advice and guidance about their options in a one-to-one interview with their Progress Tutor.
||Options Evening (6.30 pm – 7.30 pm)
||This information evening is for all Year 9 students and their parents.
||Options Forms Last Return Date
||This is the last date that the completed form can be returned.
||Course Numbers Finalised and Amendments if Necessary
||Once the forms have been collated and sorted, class numbers and sizes are looked at. Then, if necessary, students/parents are contacted (we never normally have more than about 3 or 4 student options to which this applies).
||Final Options are confirmed and confirmation sent to students and parents.