Options Information for 2018-19

At Laurence Jackson School we believe we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all, through a personalised learning pathway to meet individual student needs.

The Options process begins with a Student Voice ‘Straw Poll’ assembly, which helps to inform us what subjects our students would like take, within their learning pathways, followed by a series of options assemblies, an options convention evening and a personal interview with the student, parents/carers, form tutor, associate tutor and/or a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

The Options Convention Evening and joint Y9 Parents Evening, is held on Thursday 7th February 2019.  This is organised to ensure our students make the right informed choices, based on their learning pathways, for their future 

Our Options Convention Evening provides the opportunity to talk to staff and Y10 students currently studying the subjects to discuss the curriculum content, the assessments, and examinations as well as being able to look at other student’s works to gain a valuable insight to the work the students will be doing in their KS4 curriculum.

One to one interviews are held with parents and students to discuss the relevant learning pathways, using the most recent data and recommendations to produce a personalised curriculum. These interviews, will be conducted with a member of the SLT team and/or the form tutor or associate tutor. These interviews take place on Thursday 28th February 2019.

Learning Pathways in Year 10

  • Red (English Baccalaureate)
  • White (Optional English Baccalaureate)
  • Blue (Non EBacc)
  • Green (Personalised Curriculum Group)


All students follow a three year GCSE course (Eng/Ma/Sci/French/Spanish) complemented by a two year GCSE for all other remaining subjects


All pathways are designed to be broad and balanced yet meeting the needs of the individual students and fulfilling new accountability measures.

Key dates for your diary for 2019:



30th January

Year 9 PC2 to parents

6th February

Options launch in Y9 Assembly, options booklet and forms issued.

7th  February

Options convention evening        4.00pm – 6.30pm

Pathways presentations               4.00pm  and repeated at 6.00pm

Core Subject Parents Evening     4.30pm – 6.30pm

28th February

Option 1:2:1 interviews with students, parents, SLT and/or Form tutor/associate tutor

7th  March

Option form returns. Deadline date. Returns to the office.

16th  May

Options confirmed. Letters to parents/students of confirmed option choices



Mrs Sharron Carter

Deputy Headteacher

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  • Church Lane, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS146RD
  • Tel: (01287) 636361
  • Email: reception@laurencejackson.org


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