Year 9 Options


Y​9 Options Booklet 2023-24


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 in the booklet (link above) along with a course descriptor form outlining the course content and structure.


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