Year 9 Options

Many young people have no idea what they want to do when they leave school, and this is an opportunity to start thinking about this and exploring the possibilities. We are passionate about ensuring that our young people are making informed choices, by ensuring effective careers education, information, and guidance are provided.

The options process is one of the most important aspects of the careers provision. In this booklet you will see that each subject has been linked to careers opportunities. Please take the time to speak with your child about these careers to help them to consider which courses are the most appropriate for them. It is important that students see ‘Beyond’ just the next two years and view their options as a key stepping-stone towards their future aspirations.


During the coming months, students will be completing a range of activities to support them with making informed decisions about their options. This will include activities relating to options and careers more broadly within lessons, tutor time and assemblies. There will also be a ‘taster day’ in February where students will be given the opportunity to experience some of the subjects that they have never previously experienced. Students will also be supported to consider labour market information so that they are aware of which industries are growing and which career pathways are available to them.

Students who have any concerns, or who would like some additional advice and guidance can request a meeting with our dedicated in-school careers advisor, Miss Gilson who can be contacted via email


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