Choices at 14
The aim of our ‘Choices at 14’ process is to ensure students and their families feel able to make informed choices about the qualifications they will be taking for the next two years. The resources will provide information on the Key Stage 4 Curriculum and the individual qualifications.
Please take the opportunities provided to discuss with colleagues the implications of choosing a subject as well as the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum.
To support our students and families in choosing the qualifications to be studied during their Year 10 and 11, we have created the following resources or events:
- Our Curriculum booklet – provides detailed overview of the process, qualifications available and further relevant information.
- Year 9 Progress Evening on Tuesday 7th March will be an opportunity for families to talk directly to their children’s subject teachers. Here families can discuss the most appropriate choices based on known strengths. We will also be running a Subject Area Course Fair at the Progress Evening where students and families can learn more about subject areas and spend time talking to our Curriculum Teams and Careers Lead;
- Choices at 14 Subject Area Videos - additional information on how each subject will support students’ learning, desirable qualities that successful students have, and examples of student work and materials.
- KS4 Curriculum Area Videos - providing general curriculum information.
- A video introduction to Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance from Mrs Starkey and a useful You Tube Video on Choosing Key Stage 4 Options - please see both videos below;
- A group guidance session with a My Future Starts Here careers adviser. The students will complete a personal action plan to help them with their choices.
By the end of the process, students and their families should be clear about which qualifications choices are best suited to their aspirations for the future.
Final preference forms should be submitted by Tuesday 28th March. Families have been will be emailed the form and students given a hard copy at school.