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Options Process 2021

Dear Parent,

The options process begins on Monday 19th April. Students will access subject-specific presentations each day leading up to the Options Evening next week. These presentations will give an insight into the course. What kinds of topics are studied, how students are assessed and what things will aid success when studying each course.

Options Presentations:

Monday 19th - Geography
Tuesday 20th - History
Wednesday 21st - French & German

Note: Students will need to select one of these four subjects to study as part of their overall option choices

Thursday 22nd - Art & Textiles
Friday 23rd - Drama & Music
Monday 26th - PE
Tuesday 27th - Design Technology & Food, Nutrition
Wednesday 28th - Health & Social Care

Note: They can select from any subject for their remaining two choices.

Options Evening
This year, this will be a remote evening for students and parents to attend. Regrettably, we are still unable to welcome parents into school, so we will try our best to ensure that you can gain all the information you require. The presentations from Subject Leaders will be placed onto the ‘Options’ aspect of the school website for you to access along with the full options booklet which will include the blocks. This part of the website will go live on Thursday 29th April.

The ‘Subject Appointments’ are designed for you to book a meeting with the Subject Leader where you can discuss whether this is a suitable course for your child to study. These will take place via School Cloud. Please be aware this is a timed, 5-minute appointment.

Please only book appointments with the subjects that your child is considering studying next year. This meeting is quite different from a parent's evening, you may also not be speaking to your child’s subject teacher. Please use the following link to book your appointments with Subject Leaders on Thursday 29th April - https://pewseyvale.schoolcloud.co.uk/

During the main presentation, you will receive information regarding courses, grades, and awarding. This is much more general and not subject-specific. You are invited to send questions to questions@pewsey-vale.sch.wilts.sch.uk prior to the evening that will be answered as part of the main presentation. I will share the option blocks during this evening that have been created based on the information given in the ‘Straw Poll’.

I would like to thank your son/daughter for their help in this process. This allows me to ensure that the option blocks are fit for purpose for the children in this year group and are not generic. Not all choices will be able to be considered, but the option blocks that are presented are always the best fit for the needs and aspirations of the cohort.

You can download a copy of the options booklet, here.

Times for options evening are as follows:

4.30-5.30 Subject Appointments
5.30-6.15 Main presentation (live) + Q&A
6.15-7.15 Subject Appointments

We look forward to working closely with you over this process.

Yours Faithfully,

Ms. K Protheroe
Deputy Head Teacher

Options Presentation & Q&A:


Subject Presentations



French & German:

Art & Textiles:



Design Technology:

Food, Nutrition:

Health & Social Care:

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