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OPTIONS PROCESS 2022 - 23 (year 9)

The Options Process is a very important stage in your child’s school life and at John Ferneley we want to make sure that all Year 9 students' make the right decisions for them. We are all here to support all students during this important decision-making process, and would like to ensure that both students and parents/guardians have access to all the materials needed in order to help this process run as smoothly as possible this year.

There are two steps to gathering all the information you and your child needs in order to make an informed decision.

Step 1: Watch the presentation video

A presentation video will be sent to you via email in due course. This video will explain more about the options process for your child, and it’s important you have watched this before attending the Options Marketplace Evening, taking place on Monday 9th January 2023 (5pm – 7pm).

Step 2: Options Marketplace at John Ferneley College - Monday 9th January 2023

We wanted to give parents the opportunity to talk to subject teachers about the options available. Therefore, we have decided to run a live event at John Ferneley College called “Options Marketplace” on Monday 9th January 2023. Each subject will have information on display and this evening gives you a chance to talk to teachers.

In order to help us manage the event effectively, please can you indicate a time period of when you will be attending. Please fill in the Microsoft form below choosing whether you would prefer to attend at 5pm – 6pm or 6pm – 7pm. Please be aware that you will need approximately one hour to walk around the marketplace.

If you are unable to attend the Options Marketplace on Monday 9th January 2023, you will be able to find all subject video’s and the option booklet below.

Step 3: Fill in the sims-options website

You will receive a sign-up email for sims-options in January 2023. Please ensure your email address is up-to-date on our school system. Options must be submitted online before Friday 17th February 2023.

Step 4: Confirmed options

Each student’s option subjects will be confirmed in a separate email in May 2023.



Options booklet

You can find the Options Booklet, here.


Should you need any further support with the Options process, please contact Mrs Robinson (Assistant Headteacher: KS3 Progress) at [email protected].