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Ridgewood

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Year 9 Guided Choices

If your child is in Year 9, Guided Choices is the next stage in their education. Your child will already have been given information regarding Guided Choices in school assemblies and may have already been discussing this with you. In the past, this process has been known as Options, but there have been significant national changes to examinations and entry requirements to academic courses and apprenticeships. Therefore, we have adapted this process to ensure all students are fully informed and prepared for a balanced selection of courses.

The courses that are followed in Years 10 and 11 will influence your child's long term future and so we feel it is important that students are guided throughout the process. Each student will have an individual meeting where they will be given recommendations by a senior teacher over possible combinations of subjects that will support them in achieving a well-balanced range of qualifications. These recommendations will be made through an holistic view of the child and in conversation with their form tutor and subject teachers.

On this page, you can download the presentation from the Guided Choices Information Evening and the Guided Choices Booklet, which contains information about all the available GCSE subjects. As you read through the booklet we will explain the Guided Choices processes and the timelines in which these occur. We hope you find it informative and that it will support you and your child at this time.  You can contact the Guided Choices staff through the “Contact Us” button on our website.