Year Nine Options

In Year 9 you and your child will make their guided choices. It is important that, through this process, your child considers their enjoyment of different subjects and their suitability of studying various subjects, as advised by their subject teacher/s.

At Sanders Draper we run four pathways for our Year 9 students. Students are placed on the appropriate and most relevant pathway for them based on prior attainment and performance; all pathways include some compulsory subjects, alongside which, students select a suitable number of option subjects.

The information in the booklet linked below outlines the subject content for both the compulsory and optional subjects on offer at Sanders Draper. We encourage students and parents/carers to read the information carefully and ensure that you understand what the course looks like, both in terms of subject content and methods of assessment.

We offer opportunities for you to ask questions regarding the different subject courses on offer during the year 9 consultation evening. Following on from this session students then have the chance to indicate their initial option choices.

The EBacc pathway  is incorporated into our options pathway to allow for students to have a challenging curriculum. This allows students to be prepared to face the global challenges in the current UK workforce.

The linked documents below cover all of the aspects for the sutdents and parents/carers to make an informed decision as to options.