Parents’ Information Evening

Dear parents,

For those not available to attend this week’s evening, you may see the information here.

Best Wishes,

The Year 9 Team

This is an exciting year for students, as they are supported and guided through their choices for KS4 with our Pathways to the Future process. In year 9, some students decide to specialise with a language, with others continuing with two.

Setting is completed in some subject areas, using our own data and updated GL assessments.

Year 9

Setting

English, German, French, Spanish
  • Students are placed in bands for Year 9 according to their language choice and then attainment  sets based on prior attainment in English. The set 1 classes in each band study two languages.
  • Students who require additional support in literacy will follow our nurture curriculum with increased time for English.
Maths
  • Students are placed in attainment sets based on prior attainment in maths
Humanities, Performing Arts & Art
  • Students are taught in mixed attainment classes
Science
  • Students are placed in attainment sets based on prior attainment in science
PE
  • Students are placed in attainment sets based on prior attainment in PE
PSHE
  • Students are taught in their mixed attainment form groups
Creative Design Rotations (Computer Science, Design & Technology and Food & Nutrition)
  • Students are taught in mixed attainment classes.

 

Some students are given the choice of a second language: German or Spanish, which shall determine their year halves.

Number of lessons per fortnight

Maths English Science French German/
Spanish 
Geography History PSHE REP Performing Arts PE Creative Design  Music Art
7 6 7 3 (6) 3 (0) 3 3 2 1 3 4 4 2 2

 

Details of our curriculum intent in year 9 can be found on our curriculum pages here.

There are many highlights to enjoy in year 9:

  • A range of school trips
  • Careers talks in PSHE
  • Pathways to the Future interviews
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Extended Schools
  • House Enrichment Activities
  • The chance of a residential trip

The Pathways to the Future page can be found here

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