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Key Stage 4 starts here...

Welcome Year 9 students, parents and families to our Options Website. 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 steps 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 rewarding journey. A journey that starts now.

Mr Whittle, Principal,
Mr Mitchell, Achievement Co-ordinator

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INTRODUCTORY VIDEO

A video welcome to the Options Website and explanation of the Options process from 

   Mr Whittle and Mr Mitchell

YOUR OPTIONS IN FOUR STEPS

Follow these simple steps to learn more about your Pathway and Options.

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Be Informed:
Year 9 Options Website

Access our Virtual Options Website and pre-recorded videos on Thursday 29th February from 5pm.
Watch the 'Introductory Presentation' and 'subject videos' to hear from staff and students and to visualise what your learning journey will be like in Key Stage 4.

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Your Pathway

Following receipt of your pathway letter, read your related booklet and watch the guidance videos, so that you understand the decisions that you face.

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Parents Evening

Use Parents Evening on Wednesday March 6th as a chance to understand your progress and refine your choice/s.

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Our Application Process

From Thursday 7th March at 4pm, each student will receive an email containing instructions on how to submit their subject choice/s. You can submit your choice/s from Thursday 7th March until Friday March 22nd, 2024.

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SUBJECT VIDEOS

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.

Art @ KS4 - Options
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Art Textiles @ KS4 - Options
10:53
Business @ KS4 - Options
06:50
Dance @ KS4 - Options
04:28
Drama @ KS4 - Options
06:50
English @ KS4 - Core
08:28
French @ KS4 - Options
02:59
Geography @ KS4 - Options
06:12

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.