Introduction

Until now, students have studied a broad range of subjects as they have been required to follow the national curriculum. As they move into Key Stage 4, this will change and students will study the core subjects, along with the options subjects they will choose. We call this the Options Process.

The selection process needs a lot of thought, care and discussion with all sorts of people who are ready and willing to help.

On this page you will find more information about the Options Process and all the courses we have to offer. It has been written to help you select the courses that are right for you.

This section of our website is designed to provide advice and information for students choosing their options so that they understand the process and make informed choices about the courses which are right for you.

Welcome to the Options Process

We're sure you'll have some questions, so check out this video from Mr Marks who will give you an overview of the options process and what you will need to do. There is also a video from some of our Year 11 students with some helpful advice.

Mr Marks Introduction

Advice from Year 11

making the choice

We suggest that students ask themselves these two key questions:

  • What do you enjoy?
  • What are you really good at?

As long as answers are not based on personal considerations such as feelings towards subject teachers or school friends, then they should provide a valuable starting point for selection. You may want to talk to a member of staff about your choices and you will have opportunity to do this during the Options Evening on Thursday, 25 March 2021.

KS4 Options Booklet

This booklet will give you more details about the options process, what subjects are available, what you will study on each course and how it will be assessed.

Subject Videos

All of our options subjects have created videos about their Key Stage 4 courses to help give a flavour of the content studied. This will help students make an informed decision about which courses they are interested in and which will be right for them.

Geography

Music

History

Computer Science

Engineering

Religious Studies

Health & Social Care

Hospitality & Catering

Performing Arts

Travel & Tourism

Art & Design

Photography

Business & Enterprise

MFL

Sports Studies

Completing your options form

Take a look at this guide for help filling in the online Options Form. There is a link to the Options Form in the letter you will have received on MCAS on Friday 19 March 2021.

Guide to completing the Options Form

Year 9 Options Evening

If you and your child need further and support to make a decision about which subjects to choose, there will be an opportunity to discuss options with  members of staff on Thursday, 25 March 2021. To book appointments, please click here  https://carletonhigh.schoolcloud.co.uk/ 

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