Welcome to Dorothy Stringer School’s options process. This is an important time for you, as this is the first time that you will need to make decisions which will affect your future career paths.
At Dorothy Stringer, we offer you a wide range of options for Years 10 and 11. We believe our options scheme is one of the most exciting and original available. It mirrors perfectly our intention to try to offer an appropriate curriculum for all students. All students will have to follow some ‘Core Subjects’ but they can then choose exciting and different subjects on top of this. This gives all our students the chance to do subjects that will most interest them in the upper school.
We will guide you to help you make the right options choices for you. All students will have a talk and receive a copy of the options booklet. There is a Virtual Options Evening which you will be able to attend with your parents/carers to ask more questions about option subjects. In addition, take the time to talk to the teachers who run the various courses to make sure you are making the right choices. You should also attend Parents’ Evening with your parents/carers as you will be able to ask your teachers whether they think your choices are suitable for you.
When choosing subjects, think about you, your strengths and what paths you may want to take in your future career; don’t base your choices on what your friends are doing or which teachers you like. Take advice from your parents/carers and from your teachers – but at the end of the day, the decision must be yours. You are going to have to work hard at your options for the next two years. If you are unsure about any part of this process, please talk to your PHSE teacher, Form Tutor or Head of Year, or come and see me. You can also get independent advice from the careers advisor on Monday lunchtimes in L3.
Deputy Head, Student Progress