Year 9 Options

Welcome to Orchard Mead’s very first online options page!

Here you will find videos about each subject we offer at KS4 delivered by the subject leader to support you to make your options choices.

Each student must study the following compulsory subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History or Geography
  • RE (not examined)
  • Core PE (not examined)

For some students French is compulsory, this is because:

  • the study of a language allows students to achieve the English Baccalaureate qualification, an important government measure of academic achievement.
  • Evidence shows that studying a language will increase opportunities in higher education and increase the chances that students will stay in education and achieve higher levels of qualification than those that don’t study a language.
  • We also believe that the study of a language levels gives our students the best chance of competing with other academically able students from other across the city for college places.

All students will need to study either geography or history.

We offer a wide range of option subjects and all students will have at least two free choices.

If you have a question about a specific course please contact the curriculum leader. A list can be found here.

If you have a question about the options process or a specific question about how options choices might affect future career or higher education choices please email:

Jenny Walkden, Careers Advisor: [email protected]

Clare Brighton, Head of Year 9: [email protected]

Phil Longman, Assistant Principal: [email protected]

Corinne Grant, Assistant Principal: [email protected]

Finally, if you wish to attend one of the options presentations that will happen during year 9 parents evening on Thursday January 28th please complete the form below

Year 9 Options Presentation Booking Form

 

English
English
Maths
Maths
Science
Science
Geography
Geography
History
History
Art and Photography
Art and Photography
Business
Business
Child Development
Child Development
Citizenship
Citizenship
Computer Science
Computer Science
Dance
Dance
Drama
Drama
Design Technology
Design Technology
Film Studies
Film Studies
Food Preparation & Nutrition
Food Preparation & Nutrition
French
French
Gujarati – English
Gujarati – English
Gujarati – Gujarati
Gujarati – Gujarati
Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care
Information Technology
Information Technology
Media Studies
Media Studies
Music
Music
Religious Studies
Religious Studies
Physical Education
Physical Education
Sport Studies
Sport Studies
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