We continue with our drive of maximising outcomes for all students. Up to now, your son/ward has been studying a wide range of subjects in Years 7 and 8.

GCSEs bring increased demands and an even sharper focus on core subjects. Therefore, we are going to provide further time in Year 9 for four chosen subjects; the focus will be to develop the knowledge, application, and skills to be highly successful at GCSE and then at post-16 level, if appropriate.

Students will make four choices, as well as three reserve choices. Your reserve selections must not be the same as your previous choices. Please note that all options are preferences, but they cannot be guaranteed. In Year 9, the four chosen subjects will have increased lesson time, while the other three subjects will not be studied.

More information will follow in the Spring Term.