Year 9 Options


We have now reached that time of year when we ask Year 9 students to consider which subjects they wish to study next year. This year we are having to run options in a more “virtual way”. Students have been given information on the subjects that will be available at KS4, via a google classroom. Tutor time and PSE lessons have been used to share information and give opportunities for students to consider their future career routes and how to achieve their goals.

From the week of the 22nd March all Year 9 students will attend a bespoke presentation.  This will aim to assist them in expressing preferences for subjects that will let them achieve aspirational, realistic futures beyond K4 and into training and Higher Education and ultimately suitable careers. Reports will also be issued this week; again this should support them in expressing preferences for subjects that they enjoy and whey they will succeed.

You will be invited to view information about how to the options process will work via the school website. Staff have also prepared voiced over presentations and videos to give more information on their subjects. On Thursday 15th April, in the week after Easter holidays, Heads of Subject will respond to individual queries. This will replace the usual options evening we would run, as due to ongoing health and safety risks, we cannot run parents’ events on site.  

The preference form will be sent out to you electronically BEFORE Easter. It will be a google form and should be returned by you. We can provide paper copies if needed, but this has to be signed by you. The form must be completed by 23rd April.  After this date we will check all forms to ensure students have expressed a preference for courses that will enable them to succeed. In addition we need  to ensure that groups are economically viable and that we have sufficient staff to run courses.

If you have any questions please contact me or Mr Clarke or Mr Marshall via email.

Isobel Ashmead

Assistant Head teacher

Year 9 Options Subject Overview

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