Year 9 Options - 2024
Students in Year 9 decide which subjects they will study over the next two years for the Key Stage 4 curriculum. This decision is a very important one as it will affect:
- Progress over the next two years.
- Choices for further study at the end of these two years.
- Prospects for employment.
At the start of the Spring term, information and resources are shared to help students make these decisions, so it is important that time is spent looking at all of the options and discussing decisions with parents/carers, teachers and tutors.
3 & 10Jan
Personal Development Lesson
Time to consider what subjects suit your interests and aspirations.
Website information launched
Information and support about options launched on this page for students and parents.
|W/C 29 Jan
|Information Evening on Zoom
Information about your option pathway and how to make the right choices with the opportunity to ask questions with Miss Torlop and Miss Goody(Link to Zoom sent home before the end of January)
Options Evening in person
An opportunity to find out about what subjects are like at KS4.
A chance to speak to your subject teachers about your suitability for the GCSE/BTEC courses on offer. Options portal opens.
Completion of options form
Option portal closes.
The help guide below includes the following:
- Information about what to expect at KS4
- Career guidance
- KS4 specifications for each subject
- Subject costs for year 10 and 11
- A large number of FAQs that parents and students have asked in the past.
We have placed all students on to a pathway that we feel will support them in achieving a successful suite of results at the end of Key Stage 4, appropriate to their ability. This might mean a broad and challenging suite including a humanity subject and language or the Princes’ Trust qualification that provides extra English and math support in order to gain the core GCSE’s.
A presentation about each pathway was delivered on Thursday 01 February. Click on the relevant image below to access the presentation.
A summary of all core and option subjects can be found in the document below. Please speak to your child about the subjects they are considering and the questions they need to ask in advance of submitting their options.