Year 9 Options Booklet 2016-18

Click here to view the Options booklet for 2016-18.

Click here to view the Powerpoint from the Options Information Event on 13th January 2016 

All parents have been send information on how to complete the options choices online.
Click here to complete the form. 

Then login using your personal details:




Once in TOOLS, you should make 4 Choices by entering the number 1 against your Science choice, the number 2 against your History / Geography Choice, then 3 and 4 against your other choices in order of preference.


Enter 'R' against a single Reserve Subject (which will only be used if it is not possible to provide the first 4 Choices).


Initial Options Form submission deadline is Monday 22nd February 9am.


Core Curriculum

       All students will study English Language, English Literature, Maths and Science to GCSE

       Some students will have the option to take Science as 3 separate subjects of Biology Chemistry and Physics.

       Students will study RE, Citizenship and PE as part of their core entitlement.


       Students following a typical curriculum will achieve  9 GCSEs in English (2), Maths, Science (2), RE and 3 additional subjects.

       Students intending to continue to higher education will meet the conditions for the English Baccalaureate.

       We work closely with students and parents to ensure that we meet the progression requirements of individual students; some students may require greater flexibility to study additional or fewer subjects.

Recommendations for options choices

We recommend the following

1) Students choose either History or Geography to study to GCSE

2) Students considering continuing to higher education (sixth form & beyond) continue with either French or Spanish.

3) Students choose 1 other subject from the options on offer

4) Students requiring additional or fewer subjects will discuss this in progression meetings. 





Parents’ Consultations

Wednesday 13/1/16

Progress towards GCSE readiness and Option information

GCSE Introduction and Taster workshops

Wc 1/2/16 and 8/2/16

Option subject taster programme

Initial Options form submission

Wc 22/2/16

Tutor based option support

Subject Teacher and Progression Review

By Monday 7/3/16

Subject based option support

Curriculum Focus Day 3

Monday 14/3/16

Options focus, final option form release day

Progression meetings and final options form submission

Wc 21/3/16

Parent and student drop-in support

Students and parents receive subject offer.

After May Half term.

GCSE ready!

Options Powerpoint - FINAL VERSION.pdf
Karen Bricknell,
14 Jan 2016, 01:11
Year 9 Options booklet 2016-18.pdf
Karen Bricknell,
14 Jan 2016, 08:07