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Year 9 Options 2024-2026

***Letters to confirm option choices will be issued in June 2024***

The Year 9 Options Process is an exciting time. In the first three years at Lydiard Park Academy, pupils have studied a wide range of subjects, developing knowledge, skills, confidence and other attributes. They will take all of this into the next phase of their education as they continue with core subjects and apply to specialise in a smaller range of courses in greater depth. These courses and GCSE qualifications will be an important stepping stone to their future, and it is important that we all work together to make carefully considered decisions.

When it comes to choosing courses for Key Stage 4, pupils should look for:

  • The subjects they are good at or think they will be good at
  • The subjects that they will enjoy
  • The subjects that may help them to follow a particular career path or ambition

Click on the image below to view the Options Booklet. A paper copy was issued to parents during the Options Presentation on 23rd January 2024.

Tuesday 23rd January: Options Process Begins

To begin the options process the options booklet and an introductory assembly will be shared with all Year 9 students. In the evening during the Year 9 Subject Consultation Evening, an informative talk will take place about the options process. 

In Years 10 and Year 11 the school offers a choice of four option subjects. Pupils receive information regarding careers and the options available to them through assemblies, careers advice, mentoring sessions, and with subject staff at year 9 parents evenings. 

We endeavor to create a timetable that allows most pupils to have their preferred choice of subjects, however this is not always possible for everyone. There are financial constraints regarding the number of classes we can afford to deliver and where too few pupils choose a subject, it may not be viable to run. If this is the case we will meet with pupils to look at alternative options.

Attached under 'Related Documents' is all the information you need to help make decisions.


GCSE Options Booklet - 2024-2026 (566KB)

All the information required for pupils and parents when choosing GCSE Options to begin in 2024...

Options Process Key Contacts (119KB)

Contact details for those who can help answer questions regards Options...

Option Choices and Careers (140KB)

A suggested list of careers related to options...