Year 9 Options 2021-2023

Choosing Options in Year 9 can seem like a daunting process. Making a decision and choosing which subjects to study in Years 10 and 11 needs thought to ensure you make the right choices.

Sadly, it is not possible to welcome students and parents to the School this year to hear about the options we can offer you / your child from September 2021, and for you to meet the subject leaders in person.  However, we are offering everything that we usually offer online.  This means that you can access everything in your own time. 

We have developed a video, which gives you an overview of the process and includes all the information that you would have been given during the talk.  To start the video, click play on the video below.  You will also have the option to watch it full screen.

You can view the Year 9 Options information booklet by clicking the box below.  Once you've done that, you will have the option to download it, should you prefer to read it offline.Once you have watched the video, we suggest you read our Year 9 Options information booklet which has been designed to give the comprehensive information that our students will need to make their options selections.  The booklet details what the choices, gives full details on each subject/option and helps guide students on how to make those choices.  

During the week commencing Monday 8th March 2021, students will be able to learn more about the subjects on offer for 2021-2023 during their normal timetabled lessons, with new subjects being covered during assembly time.  

Should you have questions, having watched the video and read the booklet, our subject specialists will be delighted to answer your questions at the Year 9 Parents evening on Thursday 11th March 2021.  Please make sure you book an appointment with the appropriate specialist.  For new subjects, such as Business Studies, please email Jennifer Rayner ( and include your name, the name of your child, and the subject you are enquiring about and she will put you in touch with the relevant subject specialist.  If you have general queries about the process please also email Jennifer Rayner and she will direct your enquiry to the appropriate member of staff.

Once students and parents / carers have decided which options are preferred for next year, the students will need to complete the Options Form.  This form will also be emailed to all students and their parents.  Please note that all forms must be returned by Monday 22nd March 2021.

Students will be notified of their options at the start of the Summer Term.

Below is a reminder of the key dates to take note of:

Date Action / Event
Thursday 4th March 2021 Year 9 Options Information available on the website
Monday 8th March 2021 Start of Options Information in lessons and assemblies
Thursday 11th March 2021 Year 9 Parents Evening
Monday 22nd March 2021 Deadline for receipt of Options Forms
Start of Summer Term Final Option allocations communicated to students