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Options for Year 9 - 2023

At Shirley High School, our Year 9 options process focuses on your child's future career pathway and guides them into the best options to access that path. On this page, you will find all the information you need to understand the options process and key dates to pencil into your diary.  Our e-booklet has FAQs and information on different career paths.

Key dates

  • 16th Jan - Careers survey
  • 28th Feb - Options assemblies
  • 29th Feb - Initial options choices
  • 13th Mar - One-to-one EBacc interviews
  • 20th Apr - Year 9 Parents Evening
  • 4th May - Options Evening
  • 11th May - Taster day
  • 19th May - The application Window closes
  • SUM2 - Options confirmation letter sent

Your child would have already completed an initial application for their option choices. They have access to this application via their ClassCharts app under homework ‘Initial Yr9 Options’