Message from the Head teacher
Dear Year 9 Student,
As I am sure, you are aware, very soon you will be asked to consider what subjects you would like to study in Key Stage 4. Whilst the subjects English, Maths and Science are compulsory, other subjects are not and you will have to choose three option subjects that you would like to study after year 9. Choosing the subjects that you will study in Key Stage 4 is an exciting and thought-provoking activity; for the first time in your school life, you will get to choose some of what you will study for the next two years! Think carefully before making your option choices and make sure that you discuss your preferences with your parents / carers and teachers.
The curriculum at Phoenix is designed to give you the opportunity to develop to your fullest potential academically, personally and socially. We aim to provide a broad, balanced and meaningful curriculum, which is personalised to your needs; a curriculum that will prepare you for the Sixth Form, Higher Education and your career. We are delighted to be able to offer a wide range of qualifications including both academic and vocational. We aim to provide clear progression routes to post-16 education and employment for all students.
This booklet contains details of Year 9 courses available at Phoenix and is for students, parents / carers to read together.
Due to the Covid pandemic, our teachers have been working hard on ensuring you are well placed to make the decision you need over the coming weeks. Our Virtual Options Evening on Thursday 04th February 2021 will be an opportunity for you and your parents / carers to find out about the subjects that you are interested in studying to Level 2. There will be slots available to speak to the Leaders of subjects virtually with any questions you have with the course.
It is anticipated that all students will opt for at least one of the English Baccalaureate subjects – History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language, Computer Science or Triple Science.
Don’t worry about making any decisions today! Gather lots of information about the subjects on offer and read it carefully before making your option choices.
Please note: forms must be completed by 3.00pm on Thursday 18th February 2021.
Please also feel free to discuss any concerns with your tutor, subject teacher, Head of House or member of the School Leadership Team.
We hope you find the information useful in helping you and your child make the most informed decision on their courses