Options Online Choices

Please find below instructions on how to make your choices on Options Online:

1. Firstly, you will need to go to the Oakwood School website and navigate to the quick links for students found in the top left corner of the website.

QuickLinks

Student links

2. Once on the links page, you must select the box named 'Options Online'.

Options online student links

3. You will be redirected to a Sims Options page, you must read the instructions and once done so press the 'Proceed to SIMS Options Online'.

4. You will be prompted to sign in, use the Office 365 option.

Options online choice 3

5. Pick the 'username@oakwood.surrey.sch.uk' account (If it asks for you to enter your details the email is your username followed by @oakwood.surrey.sch.uk and your password is your Oakwood school password)  and when asked by Microsoft for permission click 'Accept'

365 login page

6. You will finally will be brought to Options Online were you can make your choices for what you wish to study. The highlighted areas below show you how many choices you have to make.

Options online choice 5

7. You must highlight the choices you have chosen (Blue) and if asked select a reserve (Orange). On the right-hand side you can see which subjects you have selected and your reserve.

Options online choice 6

Things to note:

  • Your option choices can be made at home on a laptop or mobile device by following the same instructions listed on the steps above.
  • Your option choices can be changed at any point up until the deadline by logging back into SIMS options and changing the option choices you’ve made.
  • Students must make a reserve option choice regardless of what route they are on.
  • The Parent/Carer Approval tick box does not need to be ticked.
  • If you are unable to access SIMS options for any reason please visit ICT support in F22.
  • If you wish to change your Route for any reason please speak with Mrs Dunford as soon as possible.

For instructions on how to select your options for each route please see the sections below;

Blue Route

Students that are on the Blue route must choose one option from the ‘Compulsory list’ by clicking the name of the subject. Students can then select two options from the ‘Free choice list’. Finally students taking the blue route need to choose one reserve option by clicking the ‘Reserve’ button next to the subject the want as their back-up choice 

Blue route options

Once your choices have been made, click save in the top left corner of the SIMS options window. Otherwise your options will not be locked in!

Save button

Green Route

Students who are on the Green route must choose the language that they have studied during KS3, along with either History or Geography You can choose the subjects by clicking on the name of the subject. Students will then be able to choose one subject from the ‘Free choice’ section along with two ‘Reserve’ options. ‘Reserve’ options are selected by clicking the ‘Reserve’ button next to the subjects they want as a back up choice.

Green route options

Once your choices have been made, click save in the top left corner of the SIMS options window. Otherwise your options will not be locked in!

Save button

Yellow Route

Students that are one the Yellow route need to pick one option from the ‘Vocational subjects’ list by clicking on the name of the subject. Students on the Yellow route will also need to select one ‘Reserve’ option as a back-up by clicking the ‘Reserve’ button next to the chosen subject.

Yellow Route options

Once your choices have been made, click save in the top left corner of the SIMS options window. Otherwise your options will not be locked in!

Save button

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