Year 9

Students entering Year 9 will be encouraged to really think about their career choices and what areas of study they need to excel in to get where they want to be in the future. Students are expected to set a good example for younger students and to apply themselves wholeheartedly to learning, leadership opportunities and to get involved in additional extracurricular activities to widen their skills even further.

Assemblies for Year 9 take place on Wednesdays in the Main Hall in place of registration with form tutors 8.50am – 9.10am. Assemblies cover a range of key messages as well as some special events and speakers linked with areas covered through the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. Every half term Rewards Assemblies take place to recognise achievements from individuals and groups.

Each individual subject page contains information concerning what is studied in this subject in Year 9. This includes useful links for parents to support their children with learning at home. Should you require further information, please contact us either by emailing the curriculum leader directly, or by using the 'Contact Us' form on this website.

EBacc and GCSE options
Students in Year 9 are encouraged to explore which subject they would like to take at GCSE (which begins in Year 10) as their choice subject in addition to the subjects taken under the EBacc pathway. They will be supported in making this decision through information over the year and via consultation with teachers. Parents will also have the opportunity to speak with teachers at Parents' Evening, before the preferred option is submitted.

The GCSE subjects studied by all students are: English Language and English Literature, Maths, Science (students will take either combined science, two GCSEs, or separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics based on their progress in Year 9), Religious Studies (Core) and PE (Core). In addition, students will continue with their current language and can choose either Geography or History.

Students can then choose one subject from the following options (to start in September of Year 10):

  • Art and Design
  • Business Studies
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Computing Science
  • Drama/Performing Arts
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • ICT
  • Music
  • PE (GCSE Physical Education)
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • RS (GCSE Religious Studies)
  • Textiles

Year 9 Key contacts 

Mr Chris Donlon - Assistant Headteacher and Key Stage 3 Director

Kirsty Hubbert - Deputy Headteacher, SLT Year 9 Link

Mrs Leanne Hosty – Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 3

Mr Elliot Mahoney – Progress and Welfare Manager for Year 9

Ms Ruth Davis – Progress and Welfare Coach for Year 9

 

Our Behaviour and Welfare team includes coaches and support staff, who are on hand throughout the day to help with a range of pastoral care needs. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the team if you require support or advice. We aim to create good working relationships between school and home by working together to support students to achieve their full potential.

Curriculum Booklet
Beyond the curriculum
Year 9 Options Booklet
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