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- Year 9 Options
- Year 11 Options
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Year 9 Options
In Year 9, students are ready to make well informed option choices about which subjects they would like to study at Key Stage 4. To help students make the best choices for them, they receive personalised support and advice.
The Options process for students currently in Year 9:
- Wednesday 6th December 2023 - Year 9 Parents' Evening.
- Monday 15th January 2024 - Students receive their personalised pathway and an options booklet.
- Wednesday 24th January 2024 - Options Showcase for students, parents/carers 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
- Friday 9th February 2024 - Year 9 Options submission deadline.
The Year 10 and 11 Curriculum
In Years 10 and 11 students follow a personalised pathway which is appropriately challenging and carefully designed to prepare students for future learning and employment. Almost all students study 9 GCSEs or equivalent, with over seventy percent following the EBacc pathway.
All students in Year 10 and Year 11 study:
- English Language GCSE
- English Literature GCSE
- Maths GCSE
- Science (dual award) GCSE
- Core PE
Plus, *three options subjects from a choice of:
Art GCSE, Business Studies GCSE *EBacc ONLY, Cambridge Nationals in iMedia (ICT), Computer Science GCSE *EBacc ONLY, BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Drama, Food and Nutrition GCSE, Geography GCSE, Health & Social Care (Cambridge National) non-EBacc ONLY, History GCSE, Languages, Music BTEC, BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Filmmaking, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion GCSE, BTEC level 1/2 Tech Award in Sport, BTEC Tech Award (Textiles Level 1/Level 2), Technology: choose from one of the following; Graphic Products GCSE OR Product Design GCSE.
*Students following the EBacc pathway will study the language they have studied in Year 7 - Year 9 and must choose Geography and/or History as one of their 3 choices.
At Parents’ Evening parents/carers and students will have the opportunity to talk to teachers about options and the subjects available.
Each subject area has recorded a short video to provide you with details about each subject, and why it might be a good subject to choose. These videos will be shown to students during tutor time and they are also available for you to view here by clicking on the Sway below.
If you have any questions about the Options process or if you would like any further advice on which courses to choose then please contact Ms. Hutchinson (Head of Year 9) or Mrs. Duffield (Assistant Headteacher).