Options for KS4

Year 9 marks the end of Key Stage 3 and students now take the next significant step in their education, making their choices for their Key Stage 4 courses, which will form the basis of their career pathway Post-16.

The decisions made now are very important. At the end of two years hard work we want to ensure that our students have achieved the qualifications they need and deserve, to go onto college.

We have high expectations of all our students here at Carrington School. We want them to do well and we will support them in this process now and throughout Year 10 and 11. Students receive first class advice from our Deputy Head Mrs Basso, from Mrs Pearce our Careers Lead and from the Tutor Team.

As parents and carers you can support by talking through their decisions and helping them to make sensible choices. Good grades in a range of subjects will open doors for our young people, so it is imperative that they maintain a broad curriculum through Key Stage 4. They should choose subjects they enjoy and are good at; this way they will be sure to reach their goals and target grades.

Timeline for 2023 Options Choices

Options Videos shown during Personal Development lessons

Through the half term

Options Brochures sent out as both hard copy and electronically

20 March

Key Stage 4 Options Choices Evening

23 March

Mrs Pearce available for guidance interviews

Through the half term

Options Online opens for students to begin making their choices

31 March

Options Online closes, choices need to be made by this date

19 April


Click HERE to view our 2023 Options Brochure


Click HERE to visit our YouTube Channel and find our Options 2023 Playlist 


For further information about the Options Process which takes place in January and February each year, please contact our Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum), Mrs Basso, mbasso@carringtonschool.org.

We use the SIMS Online system for our students to make their Option Choices.