Towards the end of Year 8, students are offered a number of options for their Year 9 curriculum. This process has two key aims:
Students are able to make choices in the Creative Arts, Design, the Humanities, and an Enrichment Option such as a second foreign language.
We believe the Year 8 options process is a key point in a student’s secondary education. The process allows students to begin to take ownership of their learning. We are also aware that not every student will get things right first time around; therefore students who feel they have made a mistake, or who change their mind as they move through Year 9 will be supported to transfer their options to more appropriate choices. We are all allowed to make mistakes!
In mid-Year 9, students begin the curriculum choices process for GCSE. This allows students to select up to four subjects to study to GCSE level, from a choice of around 20 subjects.
Further details can be found on the website ‘Year 9 Options’ page here. GCSEs are commenced in the Core subjects (English, Maths and Science) from January in Year 9.
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