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Year 9 Options

Choosing options is an exciting time for Year 9 pupils. We hope that the resources on this page will give pupils and parents/carers a good overview of the process and all the information needed to make well-informed choices.

The Options Process 'To Do List':

  • Watch the Option Subject Videos.
  • Read the Options Booklet carefully to find out more about each subject including; entry requirements, course information, assessment and further opportunities.
  • Think about the subjects you might like to choose - discuss your thoughts with teachers and parents/carers.
  • Carefully decide on your 4 option subject preferences and complete the online Options Form following the guidance provided.

Key Dates 2024:

  • Thursday 14th March: Year 9 Consultation Evening.
  • Thursday 21st March: Year 9 Options Evening (Link to presentation from Options Evening).
  • Friday 22nd March: Options Form sent to parents/carers via email.
  • Easter Holiday: Time to reflect and complete the form.
  • Wednesday 10th April: Deadline for online Options Form submissions.
  • April/May: Discussions with pupils about choices.

An introduction to Year 9 Options from Mr Yates - Deputy Headteacher:

Option Subject Videos:

Below are a series of video presentations made by your teachers about each of the option subjects on offer. At Risedale you have the opportunity to study 4 of the following option subjects at Key Stage 4.

Option Block Summary:

Pupils choose 4 subjects, a different one from each of these option blocks. We aim to provide a diverse range of subjects. However, a subject might not run if too few pupils choose it.

Option Blocks 2024-2026 V2

Compulsory Subjects:

As well your option subjects you will also study the following compulsory subjects throughout Years 10 and 11.