Year 9 Options Event

Year 9 pupils attended an Options event at school to learn more about the subjects they could choose to study in Years 10 and 11. They were able to talk to the subject teachers and ask any questions they had about the subject and the course.

This is an important time for pupils who will be able to make choices about the courses that you will follow for the next two years.

In addition to the pupils being able to talk to the subject teachers, there were a range of professionals at the event from a number of the subject areas. Also, as part of the event, the pupils benefitted from a presentation delivered to them by the Manchester College which was an excellent way for them understand potential career pathways.

Pupils were asked to think about: their strengths, their ideas about what they want to study post-16 and possible career options/pathways.

Pupils were briefed to talk to their teachers about the courses they are interested in – it was suggested that they find out:

• Are they GCSE or equivalent courses?
• What post 16 courses could they lead onto?
• Which topics will be studied during the course?
• How much of the course is assessed through practical activities / controlled and non-examined assessments / written examinations?

Anyone requiring careers advice can visit Ms Hitchen, our Careers Lead.