Year 9 Preference Selection Timeline
Throughout January and February
During normal lesson time, subject teachers will be providing information to students about the courses on offer.
9th March 2021 (Tuesday) – Year 9 Preference Assembly
Students will be talked through the preference process and the selection of preferences discussed. Students will then have the opportunity to discuss with their form tutors any individual questions they may have. At this point, the Microsoft form for completion will go live – please note, this is not based on first come, first served and staff will have the overall say on the suitability of a child for a course. The form can be completed as many times as desired, as the final form submitted will be the one used.
9th March 2021 (Tuesday) – Year 9 Virtual Parents’ Evening booking opens
Parents/carers will receive a second letter explaining how to book on to the Parents’ Evening booking system to make appointments with their child’s subject teachers’.
17th March 2021 (Wednesday) – Year 9 Reports go home to parents/carers
Your child’s academic report will be received today, via email.
18th March 2021 (Thursday) – Subject Parents’ Evening and Preference Evening 4pm – 7pm
Students and parents will be able to book virtual appointments with subject staff through the Virtual Parents’ Evening Booking System, to discuss in detail subject specifications and suitability. There will also be a range of videos available for each subject area, to help with the selection process of suitable subjects for your child. Live ‘chat’ sessions will be available through Google Classroom where a subject specialist teacher will be available for individual discussions and to answer specific questions.
25th March 2021 – Final deadline for Y9 Preference selections to be made
Students will be asked to complete their Microsoft form with their final preference choices by this date.
Students will be informed of their timetable for Year 10.
Subject specific videos and information explaining each subject’s preference offering, can be found here: