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Year 9 Options 2024

Welcome to Key Stage 4

Beginning Key Stage 4 courses is an important and exciting new phase in your lives. Up until this point you have had little say in the subjects that make up your educational provision but now you have the opportunity to choose some of the subjects to study in Years 10 and 11 and thereby direct your own learning.

This is the most important stage in your education and we understand it can be an anxious time. Making the right choices is important to your happiness and success. This booklet and the options process are designed to guide you and your parents/ carers through the subjects and courses available, helping you make an informed choice regarding the optional subjects you wish to study.

Please use all the information available to you; this booklet, advice from teachers, your head of year, your tutor and your parents/carers. All of these people know you and may be able to suggest whether they think a subject would suit you as a learner. You should choose subjects that give you a broad and balanced curriculum, subjects that you will need to progress beyond Castle View Academy, subjects that you are good at and enjoy.

If you have any questions or queries that are not answered in this booklet, please do not hesitate to speak to your head of year, tutor or me. We are all here to provide the information you need and support you in making decisions that are right for you.


Key Dates

Monday 11th March 2024

Year 9 Options Assembly

Options booklets given to students

Options videos available on academy website


Friday 22nd March 2024

Option Forms Deadline - electronic form


Week beginning 24th May 2024

Options confirmed


Year 9 Options Booklet

Please click the links below to view the Year 9 Options booklets.

Year 9 Options Booklet - Pathway 1

Year 9 Options Booklet - Pathway 2


Year 9 Options Subject Videos

Please click the links below to view the Year 9 Options videos.






Year 9 Options Form

Pathway 1 Options Form: https://forms.office.com/e/dNFManEfF2 

Pathway 2 Options Form: https://forms.office.com/e/ShU8Ud5GJ8

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