Option Choices

Your child is about to make their choice of optional subjects to study during Key Stage 4.  All Option choices should be made using SIMS Options online – full instructions on how to do this are at the bottom of this page.  All option choices must be made no later than Wednesday 21 April 2021.

 

Year 9 into Year 10 Option Choices 2021

All students will continue to study English, Maths and Science.  All students will study GCSE French and will choose either GCSE Geography or GCSE History – French, Geography and History are two year GCSEs.

Due to the increased number of exams students sit at the end of Year 11, we have reintroduced a one year GCSE for two of the students’ options.  This means your child will study and sit one GCSE in Year 10 and then choose another GCSE option in Year 11 to study and sit.

Open Options – Choose two open options and one reserve choice from this section.

(Please make choices in order of preference)

  • GCSE Art
  • OCR Child Development
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • GCSE Media
  • GCSE Performing Arts
  • GCSE Physical Education

Click here to view the Options booklet for Year 9 into Year 10

 

Year 10 into Year 11 Option Choices 2021

All students will continue to study English, Maths, Science and French, together with Geography or History.

All students have now completed their first GCSE 1-year option.  They now need to choose their second 1-year option that they will student in Year 11.  There are seven options to choose from this year which can be seen below.

Open Options – Choose a first option and reserve choice from this section.

  • GCSE Art
  • OCR Child Development
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • GCSE Media
  • GCSE Performing Arts
  • GCSE Physical Education

Click here to view the Options booklet for Year 10 into 11

 

How to use SIMS Options Online

 

In order to choose their options, students must first register with SIMS Student.

  1. On your device create and register your account at https://id.sims.co.uk/registration/home/soscode
    a. Select the login method you want to sign up with (e.g. Microsoft, Google).
    b. Enter your unique invite code (this will be emailed to your school email address).
  2. From your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store by searching for SIMS Student.
  3. From a PC or Windows phone, login online at www.sims-student.co.uk

 

Once registered with SIMS Student, go to www.sims‐options.co.uk

Log in using your school email address and password.

 

Making your Option Choices

Click on the name of the subject(s) you wish to choose, do not click on the reserve button yet. A selected choice will be highlighted in blue and appear in the list of choices on the right hand side of the screen:

 

Making your Reserve Choice

Once you have made your choices, you need to select your reserve choice in the Third Choice Option. To do this, click on the “Reserve” button beside the subject you wish to pick. Reserve choices appear in orange and appear in the “My Reserves”:

 

Adjusting Orders of Preference

Options choices and reservations appear in the order they have been selected by default. If you wish to emphasise that one option is preferred. To alter the order, click on the option you wish to move:

 

Saving Your Choices

It is vital you press the save button at the top of the screen otherwise the choices will be lost when you close the browser.

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