Year 9 Option Information
22nd January 2014
Welcome everyone
Mrs S Dalton
Assistant Head
Teacher
60% of timetable
40% of timetable
2
English
PSHEE
Maths
Core
Curriculum
Religious
Studies
1
Options
Science
Physical
Ed.
4
3
English and Maths
The Qualifications Framework
Level Courses at this
1
level are worth
GCSE grade(s) DG or 3 – 1 in
English and
Maths.
Level Courses at this
2
level are worth
GCSE grade(s) A*
- C or 4 – 9 in
English and
Maths.
College based options:
Equine Studies (Horse care)
Construction (Building skills)
Car Mechanics
Hair & Beauty
School based options:
Foundation Learning
College based options:
Public Services
There are nearly
30 options to
choose your 4
from
2
1
Options
4
3
If you know what you want to do in
the future…
Start from the Entry requirements for your
chosen career, college or university.
Pick the subjects you need first.
Then consider what else you enjoy and are good
at.
If you know you want to go to university but don’t
know what you want to study…
The following ‘facilitating’
subjects are highly valued by
Admissions Tutors for most
courses:
• Maths
• Physics
• Biology
• Chemistry
• History
• Geography
• Modern or ancient
languages
• English Literature
For further education in
Science, Technology,
Engineering or Maths the
following options subjects are
considered useful:
• Product Design
• Design Technology
• ICT
• Computing Science
• Sciences
If you have no idea what you want to do in the
future…
• Attend a careers appointment to get some
impartial advice
• Choose a range of different subject areas to
keep your options in later life open
• Talk to your subject teachers to see if they
think you’d enjoy their subject and that you
would do well
What NEXT?
Key Dates:
• Parents’ Evening – Thursday 5th March
• Initial Options Form Returned – Thursday
12th March
• Return Final Options Form – April 2015
• Choices Confirmed –
May 2015
All subject flyers, the
options information
booklet and options forms
are on the website.
6
1
34
2
5
Initial
Options
Form
Thursday
12th March
When
completing
your form
please
choose 6
subjects in
order of
preference
1 = top
choice
6 = bottom
choice
Final
Options
Form
April 2015
Mr M Pilling
Careers Coordinator
Mrs K Delahay
Head of Year 9
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Year 9 Option Choices