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Smithdon High School

KS4 Subject Choices

In the Spring term of Year 9, students are supported to consider their subject choices for study in Years 10 and 11.

All students are required to study the core subjects of Maths, English and Science (the latter either as Combined Science or Triple Science, but this path is decided by the Science department, in consultation with students and parents at the end of Year 10). All but a small number of students will study a language and all students are required to choose at least one subject out of History or Geography.

Students then select their other subjects to match their interests, abilities and aspirations to complete their Key Stage Four studies with a total of 4 "option" subjects.

Careful thought and consideration should be given to your child’s choices, in order to reflect their strengths and any future career plans they may already be considering. We hope that you will discuss all the possibilities with your child, so that in partnership we can support them in making an informed decision when this time comes.

Further information on subject choices, the process and key dates will be sent out directly to Year 9 students and their parents, as well as being published here on the website

KS4 Curriculum Guide

This Curriculum Guide is designed to help you to choose the courses you will study in Years 10 and 11. The next two school years are a very important part of your education. This Guide is designed to help you make the right choices for you and to achieve the best possible results in all of your subjects by the end of Year 11.

KS4 Curriculum Guide

Letters

To follow in due course

Options Timeline

Key Dates for 2023 process 


Thursday 19th January
 
Year 9 tutor evening and options information session

Monday 20th February 

Choices programme launches and runs for half a term

  • Curriculum book published
  • PSHE lessons looking at post 16 options
  • Subject video assemblies held


Monday 27th February - Friday 10th March

Year 9 assessments

Wednesday 29th March

Final assembly before Easter to finalise information

Monday 17th April - Wednesday 19th April

Students access the online selection programme at school during form time and make subject selections

Wednesday 19th April

Deadline for all subject options to be submitted

June 

Confirmation of subjects