Year 9 Options
In the Spring term of Year 9 students are provided with the opportunity to select their options for Key Stage 4 and GCSE courses for Years 10 and 11.
Year 9 Initial Options Letter (Dec 2022)
Year 9 Options Booklet (Click to view)
Year 9 Options Presentation
Year 9 Options online form: https://forms.office.com/r/2Twvt0g6DB
Monday 23 January 2023: Online Year 9 Teacher Feedback Event (further discussions available with your child’s Class Teachers)
Friday 3 February 2023: Deadline for Year 9 Option choices online form to be submitted – a link will be sent out in the New Year.
July 2023: Options confirmed to student.
An information video is provided for students and parents and a comprehensive guide is issued on the options available.
There are some elements of the Key Stage 4 curriculum that are compulsory; students do not get a choice, ie everyone studies English, Mathematics and Science. Students are set by ability for these subjects which in most cases lead to GCSE passes in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science.
All students also follow a Religious Education course. This is what is called a ‘short course’ and leads to a ‘half’ GCSE pass. To complete the compulsory element of the curriculum there are two non-examinable subjects: Physical Education looking after the well-being of the body and Lifeskills looking after the preparation for life beyond school.
The compulsory elements of the curriculum will take up half of the time available for each cycle of the timetable which runs over two weeks. To fill up the remainder of the timetable, students are asked to choose from Option Blocks. Students are asked to choose their Option subjects, but the College cannot guarantee that all students will be able to follow their first choice although we do make strenuous efforts to meet preferences where we possibly can.
Further videos from staff discussing Additional Subjects not previously studied at Key Stage 3:
For further information on Year 9 options please contact your child’s Head of Year in the first instance.