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Year 9 Options

Students embarking on Key Stage 4 will be making important decisions about their future in the coming weeks. Choices made now will affect their achievement, enjoyment and career path.

A student’s success at Key Stage 4 is vitally important when employers, schools, colleges and universities make decisions on candidates’ suitability. Therefore, it is essential that students, parents and the school work together to ensure the best Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is provided. Collectively, we must ensure that every student’s progress is maximised whilst receiving every opportunity to succeed.

GCSE courses and their equivalences are increasingly rigorous and require a mature approach to academic work. Students should select courses that they are interested in, committed to and provide the best opportunities for success.

It is important that students are guided so that they make the most appropriate choices. Parents, tutors and subject teachers have a role to play in this. Each student will be offered the opportunity to meet and discuss option choices. The school’s careers advisors will use information on current assessments, aspirations, aptitude, and motivation to guide students to the most appropriate pathway. Our careers advisors will then be able to suggest the particular subjects in which each student is likely to be the most successful.

Year 9 Options Evening

Key Dates Options Process 2023-24




Monday 6th November 2023

Parents’ virtual video and options booklet on website

Wednesday 8th November 2023

Year 9 Options assembly (Students)

Tutor time

Wednesday 8th November 2023

Year 9 Options Carousel (Students)

Period 3

Thursday 9th November 2023

Year 9 Parents’ Evening

Thursday 9th November 2023

Window open for options form submission

Friday 1st December 2023

Deadline for options form submission



Available Options

Ancient History Art & Design
Child Development Statistics
Design & Technology English
Food Technology French
Geography Graphic Communication
History Mathematics
Music Performing Arts
Photography Religious Studies
Science Sport