3 February – 7 June 2022

Our KS4 options process will begin on Monday 7th February 2022

You can see full details about the process, the specific dates and times below:

 

The Process

The decisions concerning which subjects to follow in Years 10 and 11 are very important ones.  Students, parents/carers and teachers must work together to make the most appropriate decisions.  The process should provide opportunities for both information-giving and discussion so that informed choices can be made.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 7th February

 

KS4 - Year 10 Courses of Study and Subject Information Booklet 2022 Available 

This booklet provides an explanation to parents/carers/students about the process, the choices available, how the selection process will operate and an opportunity to start reading more about different subjects. If you have additional questions for Curriculum Leaders please feel free to contact them at school.

KS4 - YEAR 10 COURSES OF STUDY AND SUBJECT INFORMATION BOOKLET 2022 AVAILABLE HERE

 

Friday 11th February 

 

Online Videos

  • Introductory video from Mr Haycocks
  • Overview video from Mr Morgan
  • Subject details video from subject leaders

VIDEOS AVAILABLE HERE

 

Thursday 24th February

 

Online Preferences Form

The online forms will be available from
Thursday 24th February.

The deadline for completion is
3PM on Thursday 17th March.

ONLINE PREFERENCES FORM AVAILABLE HERE

 

 

Monday 21st February to 
Wednesday 9th March

 

Additional Support

Additional support available from 
Form Tutor/HOH/Curriculum Leaders or SLT on request.
 (email directly or via enquiries@balshaws.org.uk)

 

 

Friday 4th March 

 

Year 9 Tracking Reports Issued To Parents/Carers

An up-to-date report giving assessment results/attitude to both learning and homework with specific reference to work done during the January 2021 lockdown period and in Autumn term as well as additional information where applicable to support decision-making.

 

 

Thursday 10th March

 

Year 9 Online Parents’ Evening
4pm to 7pm

An opportunity to discuss current performance and future potential.

Mr Morgan & Mr Haycocks available for appointments.

 

 

 

Friday 18th March

 

Options Preference Reply Forms Completion and Submission Date

All online options preference forms to be completed and submitted by 3pm on Friday 18th March.

Students in x/Fr1 & 2 and y/Sp1 & 2 MUST complete the form headed Pathway One unless guided otherwise. Students in other MFL groups MUST use the form headed Pathway Two. 

ONLINE PREFERENCES FORM AVAILABLE HERE

 

April/May

 

Options Preference Forms Processed

Follow-up with individual students as required.

 

June

 

Notification

Parents/carers/students notified of subjects, confirmation of teaching groups.