KS4 & KS5 Options

At Ysgol Aberconwy we aim to prioritise every student in years 9 and 11 when it is time to make decisions about options. This year will be no different even if our circumstances are still affected by Covid-19. As a result, we have considered how we can provide a personal approach to the process whilst keeping everyone safe.

We are making the options information and applications forms available electronically on our school website rather than as paper copies. To see the current options booklets and application forms, please use the links below (please note that the booklets and forms are updated in January each year for the current year group):

Year 9 Options Booklet 2023, Year 9 Options Columns 2023 and Year 9 Electronic Options Form

Sixth Form Prospectus 2023, LINC Conwy Courses Booklet 2023 and Sixth Form Application Form 2023

The timeline for each year group has been set out and can be seen below, so that all stakeholders are clear about the process and expectations. You will see that there are various points in the process where we plan to offer one to one discussions with subject teachers, form teachers and staff involved in the option process.

We hope you find this approach informative and easy to use. If you have any questions that you cannot find an answer to by reading through the material provided, then please contact Mrs Sewell or the year team.

Timeline for KS4 Options (Year 9)

Jan 202420 Feb 2024Mar 2024Apr 2024May 2024TBCJul 2024Sep 2024Sep 2024
The new Options Booklet will be added to the websiteOptions Evening for parents and studentsInitial option  choices submittedOption columns prepared based on students choicesFinal option choices submitted. Discussions with students and parents will follow if there are any subjects that cannot run because of lack of interest.College taster day for students who have selected to study a college courseNew timetables distributed to students ready for SeptemberStudents start in year 10 with their option choicesWindow for any changes ends for all year 10 students

Timeline for KS5 Options (Sixth Form)

Jan 202430 Jan 20241 Mar 24Mar 24Jul 2024Sep 2024Sep 2024Sep 2024
The new Sixth Form and LINC Courses prospectuses will be added to the websiteOptions Evening for parents and students Initial option choices submittedOption columns prepared based on student choicesFinal option form and interview time posted to students1:1 interviews for students with teachers to discuss option choicesFinal option choices submitted by studentsStudents start in year 12 with their option choices