Year 9

Curriculum Information

Year 9 Director of Learning: Mrs Naomi Whitham

Year 9 Head of Behaviour & Safeguarding: Mrs Catherine Beattie

Year 9 Guidance & Support: Mrs Anita Eardley & Mrs Linda Davies
Contact: |

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

Year 9 Mission Statement

Welcome to Year 9 which is the start of a very important KS4 journey as our students begin their GCSE courses. We want our students to be positive and confident learners who enjoy their learning experiences. Students should embrace new opportunities and challenges, both inside the classroom and extracurricular. As their Director of Learning, I want to ensure that students feel supported at all levels which will be achieved through our partnerships with parents and families.

Year 9 Form Tutors  
9ELE Mrs E Ellis
9HED Miss H Day
9KB Miss K Birch
9HGW Mr H G Williams
9LG Miss L Gannon
9ERB Miss E Bonnell
9RS Miss R Sherrington
9KH Miss K Hope
9REB Ruth Bulleyment

We encourage an open dialogue between school and home. If you have any worries or concerns, no matter how minor, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Form Teacher in the first instance. Please telephone Reception on 01492 864200 and leave a message and the Form teacher will get back to you. Alternatively you can email Mrs Julie McCabe Wedlock, Year 9 Director of Learning at


Students in Year 9 will follow a semi personalised timetable. This means that all students will follow the Core subjects which are English, Maths, Science, Welsh, PE and PSE. RE will be delivered via the Pastoral programme & PSE lessons. In addition to the Core subjects, students have chosen 4 options to study, one from each column from the table below:

Business Studies Computer Science Art Spanish
Geography Drama Business Studies Art
History French Drama Business Studies
Humanities Art History History
ICT Textiles ICT Child Development
Product Design Outdoor Ed Catering
Child Development PE Music
Engineering Triple Science Textiles
Catering Literacy & Numeracy Support Engineering
Geography Product Design
Literacy & Numeracy Support

Assessment Targets

Each student will be set individual assessment targets based on the KS2 information we have for them. These will be reviewed at each assessment point.

Assessment and reporting

There will be 2 assessment points during the year therefore each student will be issued with 2 reports: 1 interim report which will include a breakdown of their progress and 1 full report with teachers' comments. The dates that these reports will be issued are as follows:

  • AP1: January 13th (full report)
  • AP2: June 29th (interim report)
Other Important Dates - Year 9  
w/c December 2nd AP1 Assessment
April 28th Parents' Evening
w/c June 1st AP2 Exams


We encourage all students to aspire to a minimum attendance of 95%. This means that we would request that medical appointments are arranged out of school hours. However, in the event that your child is unable to attend school, we ask that you contact the attendance officer in the morning giving a reason for absence.


Year 9 Parents' Evening

Year 9 Parents’ Evening is Tuesday April 28th. This will be an opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss their individual progress with their subject teachers.

KS4 Blog