Year 9 options

Welcome, within this section you’ll find all the information you need to help guide you and your child in making the right decisions for their year 9 options.

So far, in Key Stage 3 students have followed the National Curriculum and, in most cases, studied all subjects. In year 9, students are able to make some important choices about what they would like to continue studying through to GCSE in Years 10 and 11.

There are some core subjects, which will continue to be studied, as they are required by The National Curriculum and ensure that the curriculum remains broad and balanced. Students will then have the opportunity to select some subjects that they wish to study and as a result, will no longer continue with some of the other subjects.

Students will receive subject recommendations from their teachers via email which will enable them to chat with their parents/carers to discuss which choices to make, it is important to talk through this process together to come to the right decisions.

Students are guided through this process, supported in making the right choices, which enables them to have success and enjoy their learning.

Below is the booklet explaining the options available and the form which needs to be completed by 14th February with your child’s subject choices.

Year 9 Curriculum choices booklet 2022-24

Year 9 option form

Please click on the videos below to hear from Kirstie Moat, Associate Headteacher, introducing the process for the year 9 curriculum choices and describing which subjects are available, followed by informative videos from each of the subject areas.

GCSE Art & Design

GCSE Business Studies

GCSE Computer Science

Cambridge National Creative iMedia

GCSE Design Technology

GCSE Drama

GCSE English

GCSE Food & Nutrition

GCSE French/German/Spanish

GCSE Geography

GCSE History

GCSE Maths

GCSE Music

GCSE Photography

GCSE Physical education

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE Science