Welcome to Budmouth Academy’s virtual options process. We hope you find these resources helpful in deciding your option choices and remember that staff are available to answer any questions you may have. It is crucial that students engage fully in this process to avoid making the wrong choice of course for the next two years.
main options presentation
Please take the time to view this presentation which will provide guidance for the process and the key information about the KS4 Curriculum.
online options booklet
This booklet runs through details for the courses undertaken as part of the core/compulsory KS4 curriculum as well as each one of the option courses. It also provides information about how to allocate your choices across each option block.
Links to Careers guidance and presentations.
Even at this age there are very few choices you can make that would completely close off your future opportunities. The choices you make at the end of Year 11 will be much more significant in terms of your long term plans. However, there are some links that you may find interesting to look at. They may even get you thinking about a change in career!
Please click on the individual subject title. This will open a presentation/video providing information about individual subjects and courses.
Individual Subject and Course videos and presentations
Personal contact with the course leader/teacher.
There will also be the opportunity to communicate with staff in each department. This is not compulsory for you to use, but it will enable you to ask individual questions if they have not been answered through the subject presentations and options booklet. This can be done via email, or via a virtual option evening discussion on 3rd March between 4pm and 7pm:
The parents evening appointments will open on 23rd February. This is designed to give you time to view all the presentations and look through the options booklet before you decide if you would like an opportunity to discuss option courses with a subject specialist.
Online Options Form to submit your option choices by 16th March.
This form is quite straightforward but do get in touch if you have any questions.
The form will be available from March 3rd to provide time for all the information to be reviewed. A prompt return will enable us to progress the options process to the next stage without delay.
Open this link to complete your 2022 Options Form – please be aware that you can only submit one form. Once submitted you will not be able to amend it.
We hope you enjoy the options process and your first steps to studying your chosen courses.