Pre-determined elective lines can restrict choice and hide where real interests lie. Innovative schools aim to maximise delivery of requested subjects, to the most students, for the least staffing cost. Are your elective lines meeting the needs of all your students?
1. Can schools provide a diverse, cost-effective curriculum?
2. Can students be granted more of their requested subjects?
3. Sometimes making a subject viable is more important than granting the last level request to students who may have equally picked it at random;
4. Is it possible to have full visibility on student interest?
Timetabling is a large and circular business process which needs constant maintenance. Proper elective line management is the start of that process.