Making choices for the future

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 Business & Enterprise and Sports & Arts faculties, and complemented by exciting and innovative learning strands for some students.

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.

Note: This page is updated annually once the Year 9 Options process begins.

Year 9 Curriculum 

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
  • Computing

In addition, students select four (2 from each option) 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
  • Business & Enterprise: Business, Design & Technology and Food & Nutrition

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