The pages accessible from this section of the Soham Village College website are designed to help Year 9 students and their parents/carers make option choices for Key Stage 4 in Years 10 and 11.
All parents have been sent a copy of the options form which needs to be returned to school via form tutors by Monday 25 February 2013.
There are plenty of teachers who will be able to give advice about options choices including Mr Stanford, Mr Poyser, Form Tutors, Subject Teachers, Heads of Subjects/Faculties and Mr Hampson.
Questions about specific courses are best addressed to subject staff. Mr Poyser will be able to advise SEN students while Mr Stanford, Form Tutors and Mr Hampson will be well placed to deal with general enquiries.
General advice always encourages students to focus on subjects they enjoy and subjects which they are good at! The choices of friends should not be taken into consideration.
If the preferred option choices are not available or if you have a general comment on the options process, please complete the comments box on the options form.
While every effort is made to give all students their first choices, it is not always possible. Some subjects may not run because of a shortage of students and conversely some may be oversubscribed. We always aim to deal with these situations in the fairest possible manner but no options can be guaranteed.
We also check that students have picked appropriate courses giving a broad and balanced curriculum.
If any amendments are made to subject choices, this will always be done in consultation with students and parents will be fully informed. We will notify students and parents when all options have been finalised.
Core Design & Technology Humanities GCSE English GCSE D&T Electronics GCSE Business Studies GCSE Mathematics GCSE D&T Food Technology GCSE Classical Civilisations GCSE Science GCSE D&T Graphics Products GCSE Geography GCSE D&T Resistant Materials GCSE History GCSE D&T Textiles GCSE Religious Studies ICT Media Studies Social Sciences GCSE ICT BTEC Creative Media Studies BTEC Health & Social Care GCSE Computer Science GCSE Creative Media Studies BTEC Public Services BTEC ICT Creative & Performing Arts Physical Education Modern Foreign Languages GCSE Art & Design GCSE Physical Education ASDAN International Award GCSE Drama GCSE French BTEC Performing Arts (Drama) Vocational GCSE Spanish GCSE Music Foundation Learning Tier