KS4 Subject Preferences 2024

KS4 Subject Preferences Process 2024

The start of the Key Stage 4 subject preference  process marks an important time for students in their journey through school life.  It is the first opportunity that students get to decide some of the subjects they would like to study and it is a point when many students start to think about what they would like to do after they finish their studies at SJT.

Please click on the below image for a presentation on your subject preferences. 



You will find below links to the KS4 course description. There are also links to a video presentation and careers information.  

We encourage students and parents/carers to start with the KS4 course description as this outlines how the Key Stage 4 curriculum works and the areas in which students have an element of choice.  It also gives some information on what each subject involves to help students in their decision making.

Mrs Starr, our careers advisor has prepared a short assembly video about the subject preference process and how to make good choices.

All students and parents/carers should watch this video as it will answer many of the questions that students normally ask during the process.  There are also links available to other helpful resources which will help students whilst making their choices.

Alongside the resources about careers and future plans, Mrs Starr is also available to talk to students about the subject preference process and we encourage students to email her at r.starr@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk to arrange a convenient time.

Making a choice

Students will receive a link to the preferences form through their school email. This will need to be completed by Monday 15th April 2024.

At this stage we are simply asking students to indicate which subjects they would be interested in studying. We go through a process of fairly allocating students to courses, which is why we ask for an order of preference. 

We will be holding a Yr9 Subject Preference Evening on Tuesday 26th March between 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

There will be lots of information available and subject leaders will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  We would encourage you to attend with your child.

We also have two slots available for parents to come in to discuss the subject preference process, these sessions can be booked by contacting school.

Session 1 – Wednesday 27th March 11.10am 

Session 2 – Thursday 28th March 9.30am 

Once we have received the forms, we will start the process of allocating students to classes.  The timeline below gives an outline of the different stages of the process.  Students will start their Key Stage 4 courses in September 2024. 




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