sounds normal to me. Your DD will know the options informally anyway and unless there is a major clash all the students will have some idea already of what they want to do given they know what subjects run.
DD has me home today saying thatvyhe parent/student options meeting is a week before they have to make their decision. School website confirms meeting is 24th Feb and DCs told they have to submit their choices by 4th March.
Does this sound right? Have emailed school but don't want to be all pfb