Options Information for 2017-18


At Laurence Jackson School we believe we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all, with a very personalised touch.

The Options process begins with a Student Voice ‘Straw Poll’ assembly, which helps to inform us what subjects our students would like take, followed by a ‘Pilot test’ trial exercise before the final option form pathways are completed.


A series of activities, discussions, meetings and 1:2:1 interviews with students and parents take place. An Options Convention Evening and joint Y9 Parents Evening, is held on Thursday 9th February.  This is organised to ensure our students make the right informed choices 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 the form tutor or associate tutor. These interviews take place on 23rd February 2017.



8th February

Year 9 PC2 & REPORTS to parents

Options launch in Y9 Assembly, options booklet and forms issued.
9th February

Options convention evening         4.00pm – 6.30pm

Pathways presentations               4.00pm – 4.20pm

Core Subject Parents Evening     4.30pm – 6.30pm
23rd February Option 1:2:1 interviews   Students, parents, SLT and Form tutor/associate tutor
1st March Option form returns. Deadline date. Returns to the office.
12th May

Options confirmed

Letters to parents/students of confirmed option choices


If you would like any additional information regarding Options and the Options Process, please contact me at the school address/email address.


Mrs Sharron Carter

Deputy Headteacher

Curriculum, Standards and Achievement

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


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