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 Choices at 14 booklet – provides detailed overview of the process, qualifications available and further relevant information.
  • Curriculum videos – available now on our website – provides specific detail relating to each qualification available; 
  • Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday16th 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; 
  • Subject choice videos – These contain additional information how each subject will support students’ learning, desirable qualities that successful students have, and examples of student work and materials; Choices at 14 Subject Videos
  • 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;
  • Webinar on Wednesday 2nd March 2022 at 5.30pm - hosted by Mr. D. Downes, Head of College and Mr. S. Rickard, Assistant Headteacher for Standards. Here, we will provide an informal overview of the importance of the process and an opportunity for families to ask questions. Invitations will be sent out to all families. 
  • 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. My Future Starts Here will also be present at the Progress Evening on 16th March.

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 preferences should be submitted via the online form by Sunday 27th March 2021. Students will be emailed a link to this this form. This link will be sent to their school email address. The form can only be submitted once. 

Choices at 14 Booklet

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