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Year 9 Options Evening—Thursday 24th January

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As you are aware your child is now approaching a very important stage in his/her education as he/she passes from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4. Over the next few weeks students will be asked to choose their options for Years 10 and 11 and it is vital that these are carefully selected to suit their needs and strengths. Year 9 progress review meetings take place in the first few weeks of January, leading up to the Options Evening. During these sessions, tutors will be discussing choices with the students from their groups.
All students will study a core curriculum of GCSE English, maths, science, RE/Pd and PE. In addition to this we provide a range of option courses designed to provide qualifications suited to every child. Each child will select at least 4 of these courses providing a broad and balanced curriculum suited to each individual.
To help you and your son/daughter reach an informed decision regarding suitable choices for them, there will be an information evening about these options on Thursday 24th January from 5pm to 7pm. There will be a presentation in the main hall at 6.15pm where I will outline key features of the curriculum and the options process.
We would strongly recommend that you attend this evening if at all possible. Both before and after the presentation there will be an opportunity for you to speak to teachers about the specific courses that are available.
Following Options Evening, you and your child will have 2 weeks in which to complete the blue options form. Please make sure that this form is returned to Student Reception or Mrs Beech’s office by Friday 8th February.
We look forward to meeting you on the 24th of January, and guiding your child through these crucial decisions.
Mrs C Beech
Richard Lander School