THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING YOUR OPTIONS ONLINE IS :
3pm on March 29th, 2021
For all further guidance, please visit our 'Useful Documents' at the bottom of this webpage.
Key Stage 4 starts here...
Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome our Year 9 students, parents and families into school at this time for our Year 9 Options Evening. We very much hope that the video resources will provide you with timely and insightful information at this important juncture in every student's journey.
We are passionate about the pathways that we designate to all of our students and we have established a very successful track record in supporting each and every student through KS4 and into their next step beyond.
We firmly believe in the established and broad curriculum and the next steps guidance we offer; we believe in our skilled and committed staff and we believe in the ability of our students as learners.
We have no doubt that the next two years will be an exciting and challenging journey. A journey that starts now.
Mr Whittle, Principal,
Miss Toner, Vice Principal,
Miss Black, Achievement Co-ordinator,
Mr Hazlehurst, Assistant Principal
YOUR OPTIONS IN 4 STEPS
Follow these simple steps to learn more about your Pathway and Options.
Watch the Welcome presentation and Subject videos, available on this site, to hear from staff, students and to see what your learning journey will be like in Key Stage 4.
Following receipt of your pathway letter, read your related booklet and watch the guidance videos, so that you understand the decisions that you face.
Options Evening & Parents Evening
Attend the live talks hosted by our Heads of Department on March 3rd (Start time 5.50pm). Use Parents Evening on March 17th, as a chance to understand your progress and refine your choice/s.
Our application process
From Wednesday, 3rd March, each student will receive an email containing guidance and an invitation to submit their subject choice/s. You can submit your choice/s from March 3rd until March 29th, 2021.
Please click and scroll through the various videos below in which our teachers and subject leaders introduce you to the various subjects that will form pat of your decision-making in Key Stage 4 and vocational courses on offer at Hayes.
MAKING THE BEST DECISIONS
Our GCSE Curriculum, the timetable that facilitates our curriculum and the Pathways we have designed, allows each student to study a broad and balanced programme to a good depth.
Throughout their time in Years 10 and 11, each student will get access to a range of expertise and advice, which we believe will inform the decision-making of everyone.
In order to further our support for Year 9s, we hope that the videos shown below will give each student, even more access to advice and guidance, enabling both students and parents to become well-informed.
OPTIONS EVENING 2021
Access live subject talks
5.50pm - Introduction to Options Evening
Live subject talks take place at 6pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm and 7pm. Each talk lasts for 15 minutes.
This allows you to access a maximum of 4 subject talks.
Click on the 'ACCESS LIVE TALKS HERE' button to open the Options Evening PDF. By clicking on a talk at the advertised time, you will be able to join a live event hosted by the department.
You must be signed in using your child's Hayes School account (the log-in required to access their school email).
You can ask questions via the Q&A at any time and our presenters will aim to answer as many questions as they can at the end of their talk.
LIFE AFTER HAYES...
Our students have gone on to exciting futures on leaving Hayes School and Hayes Sixth Form
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INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION SLIDES - MR HAZLEHURST
These slides feature the range of important dates leading up to March 29th, 2021.
STUDENT ONLINE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
This attachment guides students through the process of submitting their options through our online portal. Students received an email on 4th March containing this guidance.
CORE SUBJECTS FAQ
For more information about the compulsory subjects: Maths, English Literature, English Language and Religious Education.
EBACC PATHWAY BOOKLET
Good to Know
More information relevant to students who are following the EBACC pathway. This booklet accompanied your Pathway letter.
NON-EBACC PATHWAY BOOKLET
More information relevant to students who are following the Non-EBACC pathway. This booklet accompanied your Pathway letter.
PERSONALISED PATHWAY BOOKLET
More information relevant to students who are following the Personalised pathway. This booklet accompanied your Pathway letter.
SIXTH FORM PROSPECTUS
Use this to investigate how your Pathway and Option choices could affect entry into our Sixth Form. Note: