During Year 9, you will fully develop and use skills and knowledge acquired from your first two years of secondary schooling, be assessed in all curriculum areas, and make final choices about Key Stage Four study which will influence your future career pathways as well as opportunities in further and higher education. You will also begin GCSE work in some subject areas.
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Students study a core curriculum and four options from a wide range customised to suit a range of interests and abilities. Almost all students will study nine full GCSE subjects as well as an additional short course GCSE in Philosophy and Ethics.
Support you will receive in making your options:
Options tasters in lessons
Careers advice and guidance
Tutor advice and guidance
Ongoing assessment and subject reports
Individual meetings as needed
Useful sources of information:
Your teachers and tutor
Teachers of option subjects
National Careers Service (careers advice)
UCAS (post-16 and careers advice)
Which? (how important are GCSE choices?)