Ercall Wood Academy

Empower | Respect | Aspire

 

Introduction to the Options process

 

Dear parent / carer / student,

 

The options process is an important and exciting time for any student within the academy.  Having the opportunity to direct your future is empowering.  However, it is important that when taking part in this process that future aspirations are not limited by the choices made at this stage.  It is therefore crucial that we give you the information needed to make the best choices.

We hope you find this website useful in helping to guide you through the options process.  We have developed this new section in response to the need to provide information, advice and guidance remotely.  Whilst COVID-19 has provided a number of barriers within education we believe that it has had a positive impact on options this year.  I am sure that many of you will prefer being able to browse through the information online at a pace and time of your choosing.

The options process does have limitations and it is worth making those clear at the start of the process.  Firstly not all students can achieve the full suite of options they would have wanted.  We do however promise that our options process will focus on maximising the greatest student fulfilment that we can. In addition should an option subject not have enough student demand then there may be a need for students to opt for an alternative subject at a later date. 

Please feel free to ask me questions relating to options by emailing me via alex.raeside@lct.education.  I will then do my best to answer those questions or direct you to a member of staff that could support you.  If you have any improvements that you would like within the website then also please let me know.  We are committed to providing the best options process that we can.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr Raeside (Assistant Principal - curriculum and timetable)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Principal

Mr Alex Raeside

 

Click on the image left to watch a video explaining the options process.

Click on the image left to watch a video explaining the design of the Year 9 curriculum for 2021-2023.

Click on the image left to watch a video explaining the English Baccalaureate (EBACC)

Click on the image left to watch a video explaining how to use the options area of the EWA website

Click on the image left to watch a video explaining how to access careers advice, information and guidance to support the options process

 

 

 

Click on the link below for a copy of EWA's options booklet

Click on the link below to access EWA's option form

NOTE: Option form 1 will become live directly following the virtual options evening on Thursday 25th February. 

DEADLINE for first options form is Monday 8th March 5pm.

Click on the link below to go to the subject navigation page

Click on the link below for the calendar of key dates

Click on the link below for the Year 9 curriculum (at a glance)

Click on the link below for information, advice and guidance on careers