In Year 9, all students will continue to study a broad range of subjects, focusing on mastering the fundamental skills required to be fully prepared for the demands of the GCSE courses that they will start in year 10. This will include the core subjects of English, maths, science and core PE.
For the first time in their school career, students will also be able to specialise in four subjects. These will be complimented by four compulsory enrichment pathways, to ensure breadth and depth of curriculum throughout KS3.
The information on this page provides a brief outline of what is covered in each specialism and the process of choosing these specialisms. In year 9 there is flexibility (where possible) for students to change specialism, thereby ensuring they are satisfied with their GCSE subjects at the start of Key Stage 4 in year 10.
DOWNLOAD: Year 8 Curriculum Choices Booklet 2021