Year 9 Options 

Making curriculum choices in Year 9 is a very important process here at The Brunts Academy. We are passionate about providing a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum that will give your child the knowledge, skills and opportunities to prepare them for life in the 21st century. To support this we have a wide variety of courses on offer that will open doors to future success. These courses are detailed below along with a course descriptor form outlining the course content and structure. There is also a short video from a subject specialist discussing what it’s like to study their subject at GCSE and offer further advice and support.

The options chosen for Years 10 and 11 will affect how your child will spend some of their time at school for the next two years. The choices made may also influence what options are available after Year 11 in terms of further study. It is therefore vitally important to choose subjects for the correct reasons. Spend some time with your child thinking about what subjects they enjoy doing, what keeps them interested and motivated. Staff at the academy, will also be supporting your child through this process.

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
  • You think you might want to continue studying it post 16
  • Your research shows that it will interest you and motivate you to learn

Bad reasons for choosing an option

  • Your friends have chosen it
  • You think it will be easy
  • Someone else thinks it is a good idea or someone else liked it when they did it
  • You like the teacher you have now
  • You did not have time to research your options properly



Course Introductions and descriptors 



Art & Photography

Art & Photography Course Descriptor  

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact jsolly@brunts.evolvetrust.org

Child Care

Child Care Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact tcasamenti@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Citizenship

Citizenship Course Descriptor 

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact tsims@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Combined Science 

Combined Science Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact CEpieNanje@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Computer Science 

Computer Science Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact staff@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Creative Media 

Creative Media Course Descriptor  

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact JCammillare@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Dance 

Dance Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact lbond@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Design Technology

Design Technology Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact alindsay@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Drama 

Drama Course Descriptor 

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact cfoster@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Economics 


Economics Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact mfiddimore@brunts.evolvetrust.org


English Language 

English Language Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact tmcdermott@brunts.evolvetrust.org


English Literature 

English Literature Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact tmcdermott@brunts.evolvetrust.org


French 

French Course Descriptor 

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact gbaker@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Food Preparation & Nutrition 

Food Preparation & Nutrition Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact aemery@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Geography 

Geography Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact staff@brunts.evolvetrust.org


History

History Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact jmorris@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality Catering Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact aemery@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Maths

Maths Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact eemery@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Music Technology

Music Technology Course Descriptor  

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact dcarter@brunts.evolvetrust.org


P.E. (BTEC Sport)

PE BTEC Sport Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact lpass@brunts.evolvetrust.org


P.E. (GCSE PE)

PE (GCSE) Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact lpass@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Performing Arts

Performing Arts Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact cfoster@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Psychology 

Psychology Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact elister@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Religion & Life 

Religion And Life Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact lbotham@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Separate Sciences 

Separate Sciences Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact cepienanje@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Sociology 

Sociology Course Descriptor

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact elister@brunts.evolvetrust.org


Textiles 

Textiles Course Descriptor  

To find out more about this subject or if you have any questions please contact aemery@brunts.evolvetrust.org