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Year 9 Options


The Year 10 and Year 11 curriculum is different from the national curriculum students have been studying since they started in school. Students will shortly be deciding not only some of the subjects that they will be studying, but also in some cases the type of qualification they will gain. It may be GCSEs or other technical/vocational qualifications.

It is very important that students read the options booklet carefully, discuss it with family, friends and teachers and research the courses that will suit student’s interests and style of learning. It is important that students get their choices right and pick subjects and courses that they both enjoy and will help them achieve the best possible grades. Students should think about their strengths, weaknesses and any ideas they may have about a future career. 

Students will all follow a common curriculum of compulsory examined subjects. This includes GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science and Religious Studies. Physical Education also forms part of the core curriculum and some students may choose to take a GCSE or Cambridge National Level 2 course in this subject.

Students will then have the choice of a further four traditional GCSE subjects, or a combination of traditional GCSEs and other technical/vocational qualifications. This booklet contains a full list and description of each available option course and guidance on making choices.

Options Deadline: FRIDAY 12th March

Please note that we may not be able to offer all the subjects listed if there is insufficient demand.

Options will be completed online. This process will be introduced to students week commencing Monday 8th February.

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DfE EBacc Leaflet

Options Presentations: Subject/Student/Parent

Due to the size of the presentation/video files, we are unable to upload them to the school website. All files have been saved in the Year 9 Teams Resources File. Please use the following link to access the presentation. You son/daughter will need to log in to O365 in order to access the presentations:

Options Presentations