The Year 9 Options Process

What is the Year 9 Options Process?

The Year 9 options process involves parents, students and staff working together to decide the best subjects for students to study at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11).

This is an exciting opportunity to reflect on the future aspirations of our students, allowing them to consider the pathway they will take to post-16 education. We want students to make the best choices for their future success and, as such, this programme of study requires careful consideration. The options process has therefore been carefully designed to encourage students to be reflective and support them in making informed and balanced decisions.

Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s tutor or Mr Skinner, Head of Year 9.

What is a broad and balanced curriculum?

It is important that we ensure that all students follow a broad and balanced curriculum that is appropriate for their academic ability. 

All students will study the core subjects. The majority will study either geography or history. Those students who have an aptitude for modern foreign languages will study Spanish. This means students will have either two or three further optional subjects.

How will students be supported?

The school is hosting Options Evening on 25th January where there will be an opportunity to discuss the specific aspects of the different GCSE courses. Parents and students will have the opportunity that evening to talk to teachers about the subjects in which they are interested.

Throughout the process students will be supported by their tutor, subject teachers and senior members of staff.

Key Date

Thursday 25th Jan, 6.00-7.30 pm

Options Evening: parents and students will have the opportunity to talk to teachers about the subjects in which they are interested.