Year 9 Options: Core Subjects

Core Subjects

The Core Curriculum in Years 10 and 11 is designed to maintain a fairly broad scope of study so that students don’t narrow their options too early. This enables them to leave with a clutch of qualifications that help them to be competitive against their peer group in the modern jobs market. In addition to this, the curriculum content broadens horizons and helps students to understand the world we live in.

The majority of students will study the Core Curriculum shown below.

Options: Key Dates 2023

  • w/c 30 January
    • Year 9 Assemblies
    • Virtual Launch to Parents/Carers
  • Weds 1 February: In-person Information Evening for Parents
  • Weds 8 February: Submission of Options Morning choices
  • Weds 15 February: Options Morning
  • Tues 28 February: Year 9 Parent/Teacher Consultation
  • Wed 1 March:  SIMS Options online portal open
  • Friday 3 March: Deadline for applications for Reduced Core
  • Wed 15 March: Deadline for submission of GCSE options
  • March – May: Processing of options forms
    • Consultation with individual students
    • Final option choices confirmed
  • May/June: Students informed of options choices
  • September 2023: Courses commence