Location: Samuel Ward Academy, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill. CB9 0LD
Date: Wednesday 30th January 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

On Wednesday 30th January there will be a GCSE Options Evening for all students in Year 9. The evening will start at 5pm for students in tutor groups 9B1, 9B2, 9B3, 9C1 and 9C2 and at 6pm for students in tutor groups 9C3, 9D1, 9D2 and 9D3. Each session will start with a talk in the studio, outlining the options process and the choices that are available. There will then be time for students and parents to talk to subject teachers.
We have already asked all Year 9 students to fill in a practice options form to begin their thinking process and start conversations about suitable subjects. In the build up to options evening there will also be assemblies showcasing various subjects and all students will be issued with an options booklet providing more detail about the subjects they can choose from. We therefore hope Options Evening will be an opportunity to help finalise the decision making process.`
Following Options Evening students will be provided with a final options form that will need to be submitted by Friday 8th February. We will then confirm with students in March their GCSE programme of study.

We look forward to seeing you on 30th January and wish you and your family a restful Christmas break.

Yours faithfully,
Dr K Geall

Mr P Butterworth
Deputy Headteacher Assistant Headteacher