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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

GCSE Preferences Advice and Form

Preferences is an important process.  This section of our website has key information about the structure and demands of subjects at GCSE level. 

You will also receive additional information via a preferences booklet, assemblies and PSHEE lessons.

Online Preferences Form

To submit your subject preferences click on our Online Form.

Y9 Preferences Schedule

Date Event
25/1/21 Online PSHEE Lesson: My Personality
08/02/21 Online PSHEE Lesson: My Interests
08/02/21 Apprenticeships Zoom Meeting 3:30pm.  Find out about possible Post-16 courses.
11/02/21 Dual Linguist Drop in for any students thinking of taking more than one foreign language.
15-19/02/21 Half Term Holiday
22/02/21 Video Presentation: Intro to Y9 Preferences Process and Blocks.
01/03/21 Video Presentation: How to complete the online preferences form.  Link to form goes live on this page.
01/03/21 PSHEE Lesson: My Subjects
by 15/03/21 Y9 Review Grades to Parents/Carers
18/03/21 Y9 Online Parents Evening
26/03/21 Deadline for submitting your online preferences form

Online Parents Evening

We plan to hold our Y9 Parents Evening virtually.  We will provide instructions on this page for you to book appointments with your current core subject teachers.  You will also be able to book slots to talk to preference subject teachers to ask any questions that you have about their course.

Course Structure

The majority of students are likely to take 9 - 11 GCSE subjects.  Your Key Stage 4 Programme of Study will comprise of:

  • Compulsory GCSE subjects
  • Preference GCSE subjects (selected from blocks)
  • Non Examined SubjectsPE (if not taken as a GCSE Subject) and PSHEE