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Year 9 GCSE on-line options platform


Dear Parent

I am delighted to let you know that we will later today formally open our online platform where Year 9 students will be able to make their GCSE options choices.

As you know, Year 9 students have to choose their options according to the following criteria:

  • They must choose to study one Modern Foreign Language 
  • They must choose to study one Humanity 
  • They are expected to choose to study a subject from the Creative Arts/ Technology/ Other block 
  • They have a free choice of subject for their fourth and final GCSE option 

In order to make their options choices online, students will need to do the following:

  • click on the link in the email that they will receive from ‘’ 
  • sign in to SIMS Options via Microsoft using their school Microsoft Office365 account
  • enter the code that they receive in the email from ‘’ in the relevant box
  • enter their date of birth
  • make their options choices by clicking on the relevant subjects that they wish to study (please follow the instructions on screen carefully)
  • click save in the top left of the screen (students do not need to click on the parental consent box in the bottom left of the screen)

If your son/daughter does experience difficulties which they are unable to resolve, please email

The deadline for making GCSE options choices is 4pm next Monday 1st March so please ensure that your son/daughter has made their choices by this time.  As always, we will do all that we can to ensure that students are able to study their chosen combination of subjects but we cannot guarantee this.  We shall be in touch with any students whose choices we are unable to accommodate in the second half of March.  Following this, we shall be in touch with all students to confirm their choices.

Yours faithfully

Mr T Patteson
Deputy Headteacher