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Students & Learning

Year 9 Options

Welcome to our Year 9 Options page.

Dear Parents and Carers your child took home their Option Booklet and a covering letter w/c 12th December. Please read and discuss this with your child ahead of the parents evening on 19th January 2023. 

The booklet outlines the targeted KS4 pathway and relevant information for your child to read and discuss at home. The details provided will help your child to select the best choice of GCSE or vocational qualifications for their future, they will then go on to study these in years 10 and 11. It is vital that their choice reflects breadth and balance and provides them with success, enjoyment and a range of opportunities for next steps after completing the course in Year 11.

The booklet contains: key terminology about qualifications offered, an explanation of the grading system for qualifications, a summary of each course offered, your child’s option form for your child to complete their choices. You will need to discuss this, agree the choices and return the signed form to student reception no later than 6th February 2023.

You can find out how to book appointments for Thursday 19th January here 

Parents Evening

Thank you for your continued support.

Please see the timeline below that maps out key points in Year 9.

Y9 Options Timeline 



Communication and outline to students and parents around Options process 

October/November 2022 

Y9 Options Booklets issued to students and families 

Options Booklets will be distributed w/c 12th December

Assemblies and tutor time support to guide Y9 students around picking their best combination of subjects 

November –February 2023 


Student interviews with senior leaders to support and advice students 

January 2023 

Y9 Options and Parents Evening 

19th January 2023 

Deadline for Y9 Options  

6th February 2023 

Student options communicated to students and families 

June 2023 




Qualifications Explained 

Jobs of the Future 


Career Roles Outside the Box 


Identifying Skills 


Careers Activities 

Careers guidance for Parents


Subjects - from Nov 2022



English Curriculum document













Geography Curriculum Information





Health & Social Care







Religious Studies


Travel & Tourism





Modern Foreign Languages


Performing Arts

 Dance or Drama





Physical Education





Technology: Computer Science





Technology: Creative i_Media


Technology: Engineering Design












Technology: Fashion & Textile Design


Technology: Hospitality & Catering


Technology: Photography