It is important that they make good choices - and that means making informed choices.
The Options booklet is designed to help students pick the right options. This will be issued to students in the Spring term and it explains the sort of things that they need to be thinking about, the questions that they need to ask, and where they can get the answers that you need. It contains details of all the subjects and courses on offer, and serves as a basic source of reference. There will also be an Options Information evening for parents.
More information about each subject can be found on our Curriculum pages.
Curriculum Information for Year 9
Based on prior attainment, students are set from 1-5 on both X and Y halves of the year.
||Students in sets 1-3 will have 6 lessons of English over a 2 week timetable and take French and German; students in sets 4 and 5 will have 8 lessons over a 2 week timetable and take French.|
Based on prior attainment, students are set from 1-5 on both X and Y halves of the year
Students in sets 1-3 are being prepared to study the Higher tier paper at the end of Year 11, with ultimate goal that all students achieve a grade 5 or higher.
Students in sets 4 and 5 are being prepared to sit the Foundation paper at the end of Year 11, with the ultimate goal that they achiee a grade 4 or 5
The banding format used in year 7 is maintained in science with 3 upper and 2 lower band groups on each half of the year.
Upper band groups: 9XLi, 9XPl, 9XLn, 9YAt, 9YWu, 9YRi
Lower band groups: 9XPe, 9XWa, 9YHe, 9YAv
|Computer Science sets are aligned to science sets and will be exactly the same.|
Students are in mixed attainment groups, the same for all the humanitiess subjects: history, geography and REP.
Students’ setting here is aligned to their English set.
|Technology / Arts||Mixed attainment rotations|
|PE||Single sex groups based on prior attainment. Group 5 is a mixed gender higher attaining group.|