Year 9 Option Process
Students in Year 9 are entering a vital phase of their education, as they will be making choices about what to study for the next two years for their GCSEs. The Academy and family must work together to help guide you and inform these important decisions. The choices you make will be among the most important decisions in your school career and will have an impact on the rest of your life. The subjects you choose to study may well lead to an A-Level, University degree, career or lifelong passion.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure you study a rich and broad variety of subjects offered within each option block, which will enable you to flourish in the next step of your education and life. Students shouldn’t make their choices based on what their friends are doing or whether they like a particular teacher. They should choose options that they enjoy and are likely to have the best possible outcomes.
All students will continue studying English, Maths and Science, and may now choose to study four optional subjects. One of which should be History or Geography.
To help you make this decision you will find detailed course information and advice in an Options Booklet, short subject presentations from our Heads of Department, information about a Q&A evening and details about how to confirm your choices online.
We have high expectations for all of our students and would encourage as many students as possible to study subjects that allow them to achieve the EBacc (English Baccalaureate). This would include choosing at least one of the humanities (History or Geography) and a language. This route is strongly recommended for those students considering applying to a top university. We also offer a range of vocational qualifications that combine coursework and examinations, alongside several creative subjects that ensure students can develop their passions.
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