Introduction to Year 9 Options
The spring term of Year 9 is the time in your child’s education when some important choices have to be made about their Key Stage 4 courses.
The National Curriculum requires students to do a broad range of subjects which are compulsory. These are Mathematics, English, Science, Physical Education, and Citizenship and Values. Students are then able to choose between two and four optional subjects. You will select the option choices that you wish your child to take through the school website.
It is very important that this is a joint decision between you and your child and that these choices are made very carefully as once they have been made, apart from in exceptional circumstances, they cannot be changed.
We will always try to give your child their first preference choices. Occasionally, this is not possible and if this is the case it will require further discussion.
The process of selecting options is done online. Students will receive an personalised email to their school email account on the 24th March with a link to a individual options form. It is important that students do not complete this form on their own but do this in consultation their parents. This form must be submitted by Sunday 24th April.
We do appreciate that making decisions and filling in the online forms can be a difficult and time-consuming task. If you need any help or have any concerns about subjects offered to your child, please do get in touch. You can do this either through Year 9 Year Manager Mrs Longley, or get in touch with Mr Halls, Deputy Headteacher, who oversees the options process.
You can download the Year 9 Options Routes table here.
You can also download our guide to ‘Choosing KS4 Options 2022’ here.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Options Evening Booklet. You can download this for free using the link below.
See also: How to Choose My Options