Axe Valley Academy

Year 9 Options 2022-24

Dear Year 9 student,

This page is designed to complement your options booklet and together they will guide you through one of the most important education choices you have ever had to make.

Choosing your Key Stage 4 programme of study is an exciting opportunity for you to reflect on what your curriculum strengths and interests are, as well as the career path you might wish to follow later in life. It is a chance to tailor a package of subjects and courses that you will enjoy and experience success in and that will provide you with a strong base from which to launch into the next phase of your education.
Read your options booklet very carefully, watch the subject presentations (links are listed below) that you have watched with your tutor as these contain vital information about each of the courses. Additionally you should use the useful links listed below to help you make you option choices.  If you are confused about which subjects are compulsory and which are optional, or which combinations of option choices are allowed, do ask a teacher, Mr G Horn or myself for guidance.

I wish you every success with your decision-making

K Cumming
Assistant Head

Key Dates

10th March 2022 – Option form issued to students

24th March 2022 – Option forms deadline for return

10th June 2022 – Letters sent home confirming option allocation.

Key Documents

Year 9 KS4 Options Booklet 2022-2024

Year 9 Options Form 2022-2024

Example of a completed options form

Option process once all forms have been submitted

Option Presentations

In addition to the details in your options booklet each option subject has produced a short video presentation to help you when making your selection of subjects. 

RSL Certificate in Acting Performing Arts Practitioners

GCSE Art & Design

GCSE Computer Science

Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia

GCSE Design & Technology

GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

GCSE French

GCSE Geography

Cambridge Nationals in Health & Social Care

GCSE History

GCSE Music

GCSE Photography

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE Statistics

Cambridge Nationals in Sports Science

Useful Links

GCSE Options: Everything you need to know about choosing your GCSE subjects – BBC Bitesize

How to choose your exam subjects wisely for the future you want – BBC Bitesize

Careerpilot : Get information : GCSEs : Choosing your GCSEs

Careerpilot : Video stories : Choosing your GCSEs