Year 9 Options
Year 9 parents and carers,
At the end of this academic year your child will reach the end of Key Stage Three. In September 2022, she/he will begin the final phase of compulsory schooling - Key Stage Four which will lead to examinations at GCSE level, in some cases vocational qualifications and entry to our sixth form, Further Education Colleges or Apprenticeships.
This is a very important time for you and your child and we would like to take the opportunity of inviting you to our Key Stage Four Options Evening to be held on Thursday 17th, March, 5:30 pm – 7.00 pm in the Theatre.
On this evening, you will have an opportunity to hear about the arrangements for the Key Stage Four Curriculum. Mr Clark will hold two presentations in the Theatre at 6:00pm and 6:30pm. The Heart and The Conservatory will contain information on tables about the different GCSE courses and you will be able to visit as many subject areas as you wish to speak with staff and students who can give you more information about the subjects. You and your child are invited to join us at any point during the evening between the hours of 5:30pm and 7pm, at a time which is most convenient for you.
This booklet, also found on our website, provides information on the shape of the curriculum at Key Stage Four. It gives information about subjects which must be studied by all students; as well as details about those subjects where students have a choice. There is an Ebacc subjects option block following directives from the Government to ensure that students continue to study a broad range of subjects. Your son/daughter will have to choose one subject from the Ebacc option block and two from the Additional Choices options block. We highly recommend that all students take a language and a humanities EBacc option.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Renshaw, Mrs Johnston, Dr Coimbra, Mr Clark or Ms Smith at any time if you would like further advice.
We will make every attempt to ensure that the process run as smoothly as possible and we will endeavour to have every child on a course that is appropriate to them.