In Year 9, all students continue to follow a broad and balanced curriculum, enriched by the students’ ability to tailor the subjects they study in the Technology and Arts faculties.

All students in Year 9 go through a second and final stage of choosing their options for Key Stage 4 with the help and guidance of parents and teachers.

The options booklet and links to subject videos from previous years can be found below.

Note: This page is updated annually in the spring once the options process begins.

Key dates for 2023-2024

Wednesday 31st January – Options Assembly

Monday 12th February – Options booklet published to students (and Satchel:One)

Thursday 15th February – Deadline for ‘Initial Preferences’ options form (online – distributed to students via Satchel:One)

Thursday 29th February – Options Evening Event (in person) with Parent-Tutor Meetings and Subject Marketplace

Thursday 21st March – Parent-Teacher Evening (online)

Monday 25th March – Deadline for final options form (online – distributed via Satchel:One)

All students in Year 9 study the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities: Geography, History, Religious Studies and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic)
  • Modern languages: French or Spanish
  • PE, including Personal Fitness and Sport
  • Information Technology

In addition, students select four of the following subjects to study in Year 9 to enable them to make more informed choices for Years 10 and 11.

  • Arts:  Art, Dance, Drama and Music
  • Technology: Computing, Design & Technology and Food & Nutrition

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