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Year 9 Options

Welcome to The Options Process

The Year 9 Options Process is an an exciting time for our students and one of the most important decisions they will make at this age. It will shape their future for the next two years and beyond. As a school we are committed to ensuring we support and guide our students to help start their journey and achieve their future aspirations.To assist you and your child in making the right choices there will be a range of learning activities, guidance and information which will be provided during the process including:

  • Careers: skills, attributes & jobs
  • Exploring different career pathways
  • Subject requirements for specific careers
  • Unifrog Careers platform for 6th forms, colleges and Universities, research and advice
  • Virtual Subject Taster Sessions
  • Student experiences of option subjects
  • EBACC Information
  • Options brochure
  • Virtual Open evening

Important Key Dates

Options Booklet: Monday 1st February 2021

Virtual Subject Taster Sessions: Monday 8th February 2021

Virtual Options Evening: Thursday 25th February 2021

Year 9 Parents Evening: Thursday 18th March 2021

Year 9 Options Choices Open: Monday 22nd March 2021

Year 9 Options Choices Deadline: Monday 22nd April 2021

If you or your child have any questions regarding the process please contact:

Mr Paxman, Director of Year 9 Learning Email: pp@westgateschool.slough.sch.uk

If you or your child would like guidance regarding career pathways please contact:

Mrs K Green, Careers Leader Email: careers@westgate.slough.sch.uk

In addition, we have key members of our school community including our Tutors, Classroom Teachers and Curriculum Leaders who will play a pivotal role in supporting our students make informed choices, to take the stepping stones to their chosen career path.  

Useful Link:

BBC Bite size GCSE Options: Everything you need to know about choosing your GCSE subjects:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrjh92p