Year 9 Options 2023-2025

Dear parents and carers of Year 9 students, 

It is finally time for your child to choose their options. Most students are excited at the prospect of this, as it is their first real opportunity to take control of their education. It also allows both school and home to talk to students about the courses and careers that they may follow when they leave school.

Our approach at Bishop Luffa is to emphasise the opportunity that this gives students to really immerse themselves in subjects that they enjoy; however, it is also important that students do not narrow their focus so much that they limit their options when they leave school. The role of teachers, parents and carers is to help the children to find that balance.

There are a number of key dates during the process:

Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th January 2023 Faculties talk to students about their subjects
Tuesday 3rd January

14-16 Course booklet issued online to students

Year 9 Assembly to explain process

Monday 9th January Windows for making preliminary online choices starts.  Instructions will be emailed to parents and carers.
Thursday 12th January

Year 9 Grades issued

Year 9 Options Information Evening (parents and carers only) - 6.30pm

Monday 16th January Deadline for Year 9 Preliminary Choices deadline
Thursday 26th January Parents' & Carers' Consultation Evening (Parents, Carers & Students) - 4.00pm - 7.00pm Virtual
Monday 30th January Year 9 final online choices deadline

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Head of House or Mr Stuart White, Deputy Head, who will be running the options process.

Thank you for your support,

Yours faithfully,

Mr Austen Hindman
Head Teacher