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Options 2023

Year 9 into Year 10 (Key Stage 4)

Letter to Parents/Carers

Beginning your Key Stage 4 course is an important and exciting new phase in your life. Up until this point, you have had little say in the subjects that make up your educational provision, but now you can choose some of the subjects that you study in Years 10 and 11 and thereby direct your own learning.

To find out more about the Options Process, click the link below to watch a short video from Mr Gill.

Video: Options Process Explained

This is the most important stage in a student’s secondary education, and we understand it can be an anxious time. Making the right decisions and choices is of vital importance. The below booklets and the options process are designed to guide you and your parents/carers through the subjects and courses available to you and to help you make an informed choice regarding the optional subjects you wish to study.

Pathway 1 Booklet

Pathway 2 Booklet

Please use all the information available to you:pathway booklets, advice from teachers, your Head of Year, your tutor, and your parents/carers. All these people know you in some way and may be able to suggest whether they think a subject would suit you as a learner. You should choose subjects that give you a broad and balanced curriculum, subjects that you will need to progress beyond Castle View Academy, subjects that you are good at and subjects that you enjoy.

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