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Year 9 Options

 

Year 9 Options

We believe that Year 9 marks the transition between key stage three and four and that during this time, there needs to be a strong emphasis placed upon the development of those skills which form the basis of future success in the subjects which students will follow in Years 10 and 11.

In key stage 4, all students will follow a core curriculum leading to qualifications in English language, English literature, mathematics and science. For those students who need it, additional lessons in English and mathematics, along with support for those for whom English is not a first language, are available as part of our extended day offer. We also offer the opportunity for studying some home languages after school to GCSE standard.

Everyone will also be expected to participate in Physical Education as laid out in government curriculum guidelines, along with PSHE, Citizenship, Enterprise Education and RE, which are delivered via a series of Student Enrichment Days.

As a school we will ensure that both parents/carers and students are provided with extensive information, advice and guidance, before we then ask students to select THREE option choices; all of which appear on the government’s list of accredited qualifications. Parents /carers and students should be aware that all courses will only be offered subject to them having recruited sufficient numbers.

Our students will be given the opportunity to speak to our “Connexions” advisor Mrs Edge, she will be available for individual consultations at lunchtime for a two week period prior to making choices. Parents/carers are invited to attend the option showcase event held in the spring term. 

The information about the two different Pathways is available to you in the Options Booklet, . Those students who have been recommended to follow Pathway 1 will have received a letter informing them of this. These recommendations have been based on your child’s work throughout Key Stage 3, and the opinions of your Subject Teachers.

All students are required to study specific subjects in order to ensure you achieve “8 qualifying subjects”. All available options meet these requirements.

Please note that some subjects have very specific entry requirements, which are detailed on each page. If you are unsure about any of these requirements, or any of the information within each subject, please speak directly to a member of staff within that department.

Students and parents/carers are encouraged to consider all of the information provided to them before making any decisions about option choices. 

Download the latest options booklet here.

Download the options choices form here.

House slots for Presentation

Juniper & Maple 5.30pm

Oak,Rowan & Willow 6.00pm 

Alder & Beech 6.30pm

 

Option Choices 2020-2022

Please check, have you:

  • Chosen up to 3 different choices in order of preference.
  • Know what pathway you are choosing
  • Chosen at least 1 Baccalaureate (Ebacc) subject if on Pathway 2
  • Picked 2 reserves
  • Thought carefully and discussed your choices with Parents/ Key Stage/ Teachers/Mrs Edge(Connexions)
  • Take note of restricted courses e.g. Computer Science / Triple Science

 

Subject Leader of Subject
Art Ms T Brown
      Business BTEC Enterprise  

Mrs N Duffy 

           Child Development              Mrs M Osborn
            Computer Science**           Mr T Abbas
Digital Photography Ms T Brown
Drama  Miss J Dash
      Geography **   Mrs D Sullivan
History **  Mr A Etheridge
Sport       Miss J Ault
Religious Studies - Philosophy and Ethics Mrs J Williams
Sociology Mrs H Khanom
Spanish ** Mrs V Patel-Azad
Polish **

Mrs V Patel-Azad/Mrs B Romanowska

Hospitality 

Mrs H Bowdler

Triple Science      Mrs K Bagri     
Product Design Miss J Kantel
Engineering Miss J Kantel
Health and Social

Mrs A Fyffe

Information Technology  Mr T Abbas
Music Mr G Kibby
Fashion and Textiles Ms T Brown

** EBACC Subjects

*you cannot choose Art and Materials OR Art and Fashion OR Fashion and Materials as coursers are too similar

~you cannot choose ICT and Computer Science as courses are too similar

 

Mrs M Bytheway
Phoenix Collegiate
Clarkes Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71-2BX

T: 0121 588 8384E: info@phoenix.sandwell.sch.uk