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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

Year 9 Options

The options process is an exciting time in a students school career.

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive process which enables students to feel empowered to make decisions about their future.

We work closely with staff, parents/carers and students to ensure the best choices are made for all option subjects.

Key Dates

23rd Nov - Year 9 Progress Evening

An opportunity to talk to subject staff about your child’s progress and the possibility of further study in each of their current subjects. This will be a virtual meeting via our Parents Evening software.

Week of 12th Dec - Progress Data published

Report emailed home to all Year 9 parents/carers.

Future Fridays

The GCSE curriculum will be explained to students through a series of Friday assemblies.

6th Jan - Options Assembly

13th Jan - Post 16 Student Assembly

16th, 19th,  23rd  &  26th Jan  - Non Key Stage 3 subject presentations

25th Jan - Year  9 Options Evening

This will include a presentation and the opportunity to ask questions about the process and subjects (if submitted in advance).

30th Jan – 10th Feb

Each Year 9 student will have a 10 minute interview with their tutor, or another senior member of staff, at which they complete their option choices form. Parents are warmly invited to attend virtually.

Once ALL student choices have been made, work will begin on timetabling the choices to check for any clashes and the potential need for using the reserve choice.

By the end of May, letters will be sent home detailing your child's subject offer for Year 10.

After this date, any request to change option choices will need to be sent in writing by a parent or guardian to your child's Head of Year. Option changes are not normally allowed after the start of Year 10 in September.

To find out more about a particular subject view our subject videos here