Year 8 Curriculum Preferences for Year 9
Curriculum preferences for Year 9 (September 2021) and the pathway to making final GCSE Option choices over the next academic year for September 2022.
Core curriculum studied by all pupils in Year 9
- English language
- English literature
- Physical education
- Religious studies
As a school we highly value our arts and languages provision and want all our pupils to study the arts subjects until the end of year 9. As part of the performing arts block pupils will do a term each of music, drama and dance. As part of the Technology block pupils will do a term each of art, food technology and Design and Technology, resistant materials
In addition to this we are giving pupils the opportunity to either study an arts or technology subject already on the timetable in more depth, or consider either German as an additional language, or classical civilisation which includes aspects of Latin. This is separate to the process of choosing GCSE Options. During the course of year 9, pupils select their final subject choices for GCSEs
Pupils will get to choose one of the following to either study as a new aspect of the Year 9 curriculum, or in addition to what is already being offered. They may or may not choose to carry this choice on beyond Year 9 and into GCSEs.
- *Classical civilisation, to include some Latin
- Design technology, resistant materials
- Hospitality and catering
- PE (practical and theory)
Studying Classics is an exciting tour through the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome by learning about the art, architecture, language, literature and philosophy of the times.
The deadline for the Year 9 choice to be made is 28th May 2021.
Final GCSE option choices for Year 10 will not be made until the spring term of Year 9 2022.