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At Ysgol Aberconwy we aim to prioritise every pupil in years 9 and 11 when it is time to make decisions about options. This year will be no different even if our circumstances are unique in the face of an ongoing pandemic. As a result, we have considered how we can provide a personal approach to the process whilst keeping everyone safe. We are making the options information available electronically on our school website rather than as paper copies. The timeline for each year group has been set out, so that all stakeholders are clear about the process and expectations. You will see that there are various points in the process where we plan to offer one to one discussions with subject teachers, form teachers and staff involved in the option process. We hope you find this approach informative and easy to use. If you have any questions that you cannot find an answer to by clicking on the relevant year group and reading through the material provided, then please contact Mrs Sewell or the year team.




Timeline for KS4 Options

January 2021




26/4/21 to 30/4/21


To be confirmed

July 2021



Webpage goes live with the KS4 option information, including the Option Booklet

Virtual Open Evening for parents and pupils

Initial option  choices submitted

Option columns prepared based on pupil choices

Virtual meetings between form tutors, pupils and parents

Final option choices submitted. Discussions with pupils and parents will follow if there are any subjects that cannot run because of lack of interest.

College taster day for pupils who have selected to study a college course

New timetables distributed to pupils ready for September

Pupils start in year 10 with their option choices

Two week window for any changes ends for all year 10 pupils













Please see the short animation below for parents explaining the support available from Careers Wales

You can also download a letter from Careers Wales with more information by clicking here.





Timeline for KS5 Options

January 2021





July 2021





Webpage goes live with the KS5 option information, including the Option Booklet and LINC prospectus

Virtual Open Evening for parents and pupils

Virtual LINC Information Event for pupils

Initial option choices submitted

Option columns prepared based on pupil choices

Final option form and interview time posted to pupils

GCSE results day for pupils

1:1 interviews for pupils with teachers to discuss option choices

Final option choices submitted by pupils

Pupils start in year 12 with their option choices