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Year 9 Options

Year 9 students will be making their choices this term for the subjects they will be studying in Year 10 and 11.

Please look carefully at all of the available information before completing the online form on the website to select students' choices. The final deadline to complete the process will be 27th May 2022.

Students will follow the mainstream or Ebacc pathway. The following table shows the core offer for each pathway.

Maintstream Pathway Ebacc Pathway
  • Maths - 4 hours per week
  • English - 5 hours per week
  • Combined Science - 4 hours per week
  • Geography or History - 2 hours per week
  • Citizenship - 2 hours per week
  • PE - 2 hours per week
  • Maths - 4 hours per week
  • English - 5 hours per week
  • Triple Science - 4 hours per week
  • Geography or History - 2 hours per week
  • French or Spanish (according to the subject students studied in years 7-9) - 2 hours per week
  • Citizenship - 1 hour per week
  • PE - 1 hour per week

In addition students will be able to choose from the following list of GCSE (academic) and BTEC (vocational) subjects. Students should ideally choose 2 subjects from the list of 3 hour per week options or 3 subjects from the 2 hour per week options:

3 hour subjects 2 hour subjects
  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE PRE
  • GCSE Psychology
  • GCSE Sociology
  • GCSE Sport
  • BTEC Business 
  • BTEC Dance 
  • BTEC HSC 
  • BTEC PE 
  • BTEC ICT 
  • GCSE Art 
  • GCSE Drama 
  • GCSE Food 
  • GCSE French 
  • GCSE Geography (if not already chosen)
  • GCSE History (if not already chosen)
  • GCSE Music 
  • GCSE Photography 
  • GCSE Product Design 
  • GCSE Spanish

The timeline for this process is as follows:

  • Wednesday 18th May 2022:
    • Choices Evening 5:00pm-6:30pm
    • Displays and subject teachers available in the atrium
    • Talks at 5:30pm and 6:00pm in the theatre
    • Choices form sent to students electronically
  • Friday 27th May 2022:
    • ​Choices deadline
    • All forms to be submitted

Please take time to consider carefully the information we have provided online and bear in mind:

  • What your child would like to study later in sixth form
  • Which career paths interest your child 
  • Which subjects your child enjoys

Do also encourage students to discuss their choices with members of staff in school so that they make the best informed choices.

We hope that all the information we have provided is sufficient to help you complete this process. If you are unsure of anything please contact the Year 9 team.

 

Year 9 Choices Form

Click here when you and your child are ready to submit their subject choices

 

Learn about your subject choices

GCSE Art and Design -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Business -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Citizenship -- Subject Description

GCSE Combined Science -- Subject Description

GCSE Dance -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Design and Technology -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Drama -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE English Language and Literature -- Subject Description

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE French -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Geography -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE History -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Mathematics -- Subject Description

GCSE Music -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Philosophy, Religion and Ethics -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Photography -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Physical Education -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Psychology -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Separate Sciences -- Subject Description

GCSE Sociology -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

GCSE Spanish -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

BTEC Business First Award -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

BTEC Dance -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

BTEC Digital Information Technology -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

BTEC Health and Social Care -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport -- Subject Description, Subject Presentation

BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise -- Subject Description

Physical Education Core -- Subject Description