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Curriculum - Year 9

Year 9 is the third year at secondary school. During year 9 students choose their GCSE ‘option’ subjects which they start in year 10.

The core subjects of Maths, English and Science are taught in ‘blocks’, where students are split into classes according to how well they learn in that subject. Other subjects are taught in mixed ability classes.

What subjects will my child study?

In Year 9 all students will study:




Art and design



Philosophy, Religion & Ethics

Performing Arts – where students can focus on different aspects of music and drama


Product Design

Personal, Social & Health Education

Most students also study French, unless they need additional suppport with English or Maths.

* Information & Communications Technology is embedded as an important tool/skill in all subjects