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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School

KS4 Options Process Timeline

  • Taster sessions will run the week of 8-12 January 2024
  • Thursday 11 January - Year 9 Options Information Evening
  • Information about pathways, Option booklets and videos given to parents on 11 January at the Information Evening
  • Options online portal opens Thursday 11 January for students to choose their subjects
  • Options online portal closes 30 January 2024
  • Option blocks are decided according to student choices
  • Virtual Options Parents Evening will be held on Wednesday 7 February.  This will involve virtual student interviews by senior members of staff.

Options Blocks

We are determined that our curriculum should be based upon our students’ wants and needs.  For this reason, we will not block subjects until after the first round of options closes on 11 January.  We hope that this will lead to a high proportion of students being able to take their first choice subjects.  However, some students may not be able to take their first choice subjects and this will be discussed at our consultation evening on 7 February 2024.