Students at The Barlow RC High School select their KS4 Options in Year 8. This allows students to secure and embed a deeper understanding of the knowledge acquired through the course.  Additionally, students have voiced their enjoyment at selecting their chosen subjects at an earlier age.  As a general guide, students are directed to select subjects which they enjoy, are good at and which will help them secure the kind of employment they are considering in the future.  Students are encouraged to discuss their option choices with parents and carers in addition to Faculty Leaders, who are best placed to give subject specific advice.

Options Timeline

Academic Year Attendance at Options Evening % pupils receiving their preferred choices for options
2017/18 72% 92%
2018/19 75% 93%
2019/20 74% 96%