Year 9 Options

The principles underpinning our Key Stage 4 curriculum are:

  • A broad and balanced curriculum;
  • Flexibility and choice;
  • Pathways for progression;
  • Opportunity for success for all.


As a school we pride ourselves on the information, advice and guidance we provide for all students throughout the Year 9 options process. The process begins in the Autumn Term each year when the senior leadership team meet to decide the courses we believe are right for the students in our school at that time. In early January students are issued with an Options Booklet to take home to read through with their parents. In late January we hold our Options Evening where students and parents have the opportunity to discuss all the available subjects with our specialised staff. Following this every student has an interview with a member of the senior leadership team to finalise which options they would like to choose (parents are of course encouraged to attend these interviews).

The link below will enable you to access information about the options process. You can view the list of Key Stage 4 Courses under the Curriculum tab.

If you have any questions about Year 9 Options please do not hesitate to contact James O'Connell (Deputy Head).

Please click on the following links for more details:

Year 9 Options Evening presentation

Year 9 Options Choices Form

Year 9 Options Overview (Students)

Year 9 Options Booklet

Year 9 Options Letter to Parents Dec 2017



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Take 3 is a programme in two parts for parents of young people aged between 10 and 18.  It was originally developed to support parents of at-risk or vulnerable young people whose challenging behaviour was causing problems for parents and/or the community, though it can be used with any group of parents.  Part one is a basic course of 10 “core” units and part two has 10 optional sessions focusing on specific issues.  The “Three” of the title refers to the three vital elements of effective parenting:

  • Nurture
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  • Self Care

It also refers to breathing techniques that the course teaches to help a parent stay calm in stressful situations.

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Our pastoral support team ensure that students thrive and are well looked after in school.

Students are placed in a tutor group led by a dedicated tutor who meets each day with the students. They follow a programme of Personal, Social, Citizenship, and Health Education (PSCHE); Newswatch; assemblies; and academic mentoring.

The tutors are led by a Head of Year and a non- teaching Assistant Head of Year who is the first port of call for students and parents when the tutors are teaching. The Assistant Head of Year works closely with the Head of Year in monitoring the achievement, engagement, behaviour and attendance of the students in the year group. In addition each year group is supported by 'Success Mentors' who provide individual support for students who may have fallen behind and need extra help to catch up.

Our attendance officer monitors students’ attendance and punctuality. For safeguarding reasons, we ask that a child’s absence is reported on the day of absence. The school insists on high level of attendance as it promotes higher achievement. We celebrate good attendance and follow up poor attendance rigorously. 

Other pastoral support is provided through the Learning Support Team as well as through TicTac (Teenage Information, Advice and Guidance Centre) located in the bungalow at the front of school; the youth service; the school’s chaplaincy team; Careers South West; and other specific intervention through links to specialist services.

Our students also offer support to each other: for example through the Peer Mentors team and the Sixth Form mentors.



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Friday: 8am-4pm

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