While our students are in Year 9, they will select the subjects they will study at GCSE Level, which, in turn, will inform decisions for their post-16 education.

Although a certain amount of GCSE choice is available to our pupils, it is constrained by the requirements of the new GCSE exam reforms. We fully support these reforms as they will ensure pupils remain challenged throughout Key Stage 4 and provide the best possible higher education and careers opportunities.

It is very usual that most Year 9 students have no settled ideas about what they would like to do after leaving education. In this case the best plan is to choose a challenging and balanced selection of courses from the range of subjects available. While the choice is the pupil’s, parents, teachers and our in-school careers guidance practitioners are all available to advise and help.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR LATEST OPTIONS BOOKLETS, along with further advice and vital information.