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Year 10 GCSE Options

Introduction

Key Stage 4 covers Year 10 and 11 and it is at this stage that Year 9 students can start deciding which subjects they require to further their aspirations. Whilst some courses are compulsory others are optional and thus selecting the subjects to study is known as 'Options'.

Choosing your option subjects is an important process as these form the passport for entry to further and higher education as well as employment.

It is important you understand what each of the optional courses contain, how they are assessed and where they lead to in the future.

Useful websites:

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
www.apprenticeships.org.uk
www.ncsyes.co.uk
www.dofe.org
www.lincs2.co.uk
www.ucas.com
www.russellgroup.ac.uk

The Principal's Address

Please select a video below to hear from the Principal about the curriculum options available to you.

Choosing courses

When making your option choices you need to find out as much information beforehand to ensure you are making the right choice. As well as exploring the website you can also talk to your Form tutor, Subject teachers, Careers and Guidance teachers, Parents and of course Employers.

Do not make choices based on the following:

  • My friends have chosen it
  • I like my current Year 9 teacher
  • It sounds easy or 'different'
  • It sounds good / cool
  • My family member took it and liked it
  • It's new and I've never done it before

All students will study the CORE CURRICULUM, which is compulsory. The subjects that make up the core are:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Physical Education (P.E) core
  • Careers and Guidance.

Subject Information

Please click on the subject title below to view a video to understand more about what the course has to offer.

Useful websites:

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
www.apprenticeships.org.uk
www.ncsyes.co.uk
www.dofe.org
www.lincs2.co.uk
www.ucas.com
www.russellgroup.ac.uk

Instructions for choosing option subjects online:

This year, students will need to register then choose their subjects online.

How to register:

Full step-by-step instructions on how to do this are available here:

Students:

During ICT lessons, Year 9 students have been asked to click on a link that the Academy will send to their Office365 account. They will then need to follow the instructions onscreen to register.

Parents:

The Academy will send you a link to the email address that you have provided the Academy. If you do not receive an email, please could you contact the Academy. You will need to register in order to confirm that you are satisfied with the choices that your son/daughter has made.

How do students make their choices?

Students:

*Make sure you have watched the videos that are on this webpage and spoken to your subject teachers and parents before making your choices.*

Go to the SIMS Options Online log in page www.sims-options.co.uk Sign in with your Microsoft account using your Academy email address and password.

The options which are available to you to select will appear on the screen. You will need to complete each box to select your options.

Parents:

Go to the SIMS Options Online log in page www.sims-options.co.uk You will need to sign in too to confirm that you are satisfied with the choices made.

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