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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.


Key Dates Options process 2020-21


9th November 2020

Year 9 Options Assembly


10th November 2020


Year 9 Options Carousal

10th November 2020

Virtual Parents Video Available


4th December 2020

Options form returns


22nd March 2021

Confirmation of Options

Year 9 Options Virtual Assembly



Available Options

Ancient History Art &Design Art & Design Photography Business Studies
Computer Science Creative iMedia Drama English
Food Technology French Geography Hair & Beauty
History Mathematics Music Product Design
Science Sports Science Sports Studies