Ercall Wood Academy

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Year 9 Options

The Year 9 options process empowers students to choose which courses they wish to study at GCSE. Throughout this process we aim to support students by creating an aspirational and broad curriculum and providing advice and guidance to educate them about the choices available. These options will be studied alongside our core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and Core PE

Making curriculum choices in Year 9 is a very important process - the options chosen now will affect your child’s day to day study at the academy for the next two years. It is vitally important to choose subjects for the correct reasons and we ask you spend some time with your child thinking about what subjects they enjoy doing, what keeps them interested and motivated.

Good reasons for choosing an option

  • You are good at the subject
  • You think you will enjoy the course
  • It fits your career ideas and plans
  • It goes well with your other choices
  • It helps to give you plenty of choice post 16
  • Your research shows that it will interest you and motivate you to learn

Poor reasons for choosing an option

  • Your friends have chosen it
  • You think it will be easy
  • Someone else thinks it is a good idea
  • You like the teacher you have now
  • It sounds good even though you haven’t found out about it

2024 Options Booklet

Click HERE to download the Options Booklet.

Key Dates

Friday 12th April 2024

Issue of options booklet by email

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Options booklet uploaded to website

Thursday 25th April 2024: 5.15pm – 7.00pm

Onsite options evening – Parents and students

Parents issued with link to the Year 9 Options form via Microsoft Forms

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Deadline for the online submission of Year 9 Options via Microsoft Forms