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Year 8 Options Information

Please find a copy of the information presented to parents at the Year 8 Options Evening on Wednesday 12th February 2020.

The schedule for the Year 8 Options process is detailed below:

Date Stage
12th February 2020 Attend Options Evening: Presentation and Marketplace.
13th February - 5th March 2020 Students make choices consulting with parents, subject teachers & tutor (
6th March 2020 Completed Options Online form submitted by students and approved by parents (
9th - 13th March 2020 Student interviews with Senior Leader where required.
Post-Easter holidays 2020 Confirmation of option subject allocations sent out to students and parents (within the first fortnight of the summer term).

Year 8 Students can make their options choices using SIMS Options Online, which can be accessed at using their TCS school email and password (Office 365).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When my son/daughter logs into Options Online, they only see a grey screen and cannot make their options choices.

A: Your son/daughter must ensure that they have registered for SIMS Options Online using the registration email from to their school email address. Once registered, they will then be able to access Options Online at to make their options choices. For more information on how to register, see the guidance document attached below.

Q: My son/daughter doesn't have reliable Internet access at home to make their choices using Options Online. How will they make their options choices?

A: There is plenty of time available when students can make their options choices using the ICT facilities at school if required. There are computers available for students to use in the library and in room 24 at breaktime and lunchtime. If a student needs additional support when making their options choices, they should speak to their tutor in the first instance.