We constantly drive to maximise attainment for every student across the curriculum.

In the Summer Term, students moving from Year 8 into Year 9 have been given the opportunity to shape their timetable through a series of mini-options choices. There are increased demands with the new GCSEs, and an even sharper focus on core subjects. Therefore, we provide further time in Year 9 for chosen subjects to improve knowledge, understanding and develop application so higher levels of progress can still be made.

To find this time for more in-depth study of subjects, students are able to make some choices of study in Year 9. The focus on the selected subjects will be to develop the knowledge, application and skills to be highly successful at GCSE and then at post-16 level, if appropriate.

Students must pick two subjects from computing, geography and history, AND two from art, drama, design & technology, and music. The four subjects chosen will have increased lesson time in September, while the other three subjects will not appear on students’ timetables.

You can download the information booklet by clicking below. The booklet was sent to students on Friday 13 May.

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  • Students were emailed the online form on Friday 13 May; the deadline for completion is Friday 20 May. Please note that students may NOT pick the same subject in more than one box.