Soon all pupils in Year 9 will be making their option choices. This part of the website is dedicated to Year 9 curriculum choices. There is also a comprehensive guidance booklet for you to work through with your son, this will be published here soon.

The links provided give information about the different pathways students have been advised to follow, videos about the option subjects and FAQ’s around the curriculum choices process. in adition to this, information is also posted regularly in the Year 9 Options Guidance Google Classroom.

We will be updating this part of the website regularly with key information and important dates to support parents, carers and pupils, and help them to make informed decisions about their KS4 curriculum.

It is vitally important that the choices made at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) are the correct ones, because all students must do one of the following until they are 18:

  • Stay in full-time education, for example at a college
  • Start an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training

Our curriculum offers flexibility and choice within a guided structure. In response to government curriculum changes, the options are more varied and increased in number than in previous years.