Students choose their options at the end of year 10 or on arrival in year 11. Courses are condensed into a year so students have the opportunity to gain a wide range of qualifications to ensure that a greater choice of post 16 pathways are available.
Teachers signpost how their subjects can be used in the options assembly when they market their subjects to KS4 pupils. This showcases possible career paths and opens up discussions that students then have with their teachers and Form Tutors.
Our options choice includes; Art, Textiles, Sports leader, Health and Fitness, Photography, PSHE, Creative Media and Duke of Edinburgh. There are also additional vocational courses available in Multi Skills and Hair and Beauty at Catch 22 in Maidstone. The variety of choice gives all students options within their chosen career path.
There is currently a curriculum review being undertaken (Sept 2018) with the view of introducing options from year 10 instead of year 11.