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Y9 Options

Welcome to the Year 9 Options page.  This is an exciting time for you as a Year 9 student as, during the next few weeks, you will be choosing the courses that you will be following in Year 10 and 11.  

Our KS4 curriculum is varied and is designed to provide a range of courses to enable you to tailor your programme of study to your strengths, interests and future aspirations.

Choosing your courses can be daunting and so the information on this page is here to help you make informed choices.  It is important that you, your teachers and your parents/carers work together to ensure that you choose the most appropriate options for your future.

The Year 9 Options Book 2022-24 can be viewed here

Options timeline is as follows:

Monday 24th January

Year 9 assembly 

Thursday 27th January

“Virtual Options Information and Videos” launched on the school website. There will be a presentation given by Mrs Lenon and videos from each of the subjects for you to watch.

31st January – 4th February

Year 9 Assessment week

Thursday 17th February

Progress reports containing attitude to learning information and current progress in each subject will be sent home to parents and carers.  KS4 Options Booklet with subject information will be emailed to parents and carers and put on the website.

Booking for Parents’ Evening will go live. 

Thursday 3rd March

Year 9 online Parents’ Evening. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the suitability of a course with a subject specific teacher. 

Monday 7th March

Options forms are shared with Year 9 students, parents and carers. The window for submission closes on Friday 18th March at 9.00 am.

End of April

Options are confirmed

Option Choices Presentation

The KS4 curriculum and the options process - Presented by Mrs Lenon, Deputy Headteacher

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 A letter to parents and carers explaining the KS4 curriculum and options timeline can be found here 

Subject Presentations

Core curriculum:

English

Maths

Science

Options: the majority of students will choose either history or geography

Geography

History

French

German

Computer Science

Art

Drama

Music

Photography

Health & Social Care

Media

Religious Studies

Sociology

PE

Dance

Sport

Design Technology

Engineering

Food & Nutrition

Art & Design Textiles

 Further Information

 

'Help your child make the best GCSE choices' (Department of Education)