Options & Exams

Options & Exams

Year 9 Options

Please find a wide range of information on this webpage regarding the Year 9 Options process for 2022 that supports the Year 9 Options Booklet which is available here.

Key Dates

Wednesday 19th January – Mr Tamlyn, Mrs Mills, Mr Lewin and Mr Waldron will be available from 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm on the main school telephone number (01271 373131) to answer any questions regarding the options process.

Monday 7th February – Completed Options Forms to be handed in via Google Forms (see below)

From Monday 7th March – Options interviews (pending restrictions)

March, April and May – Timetabling and further conversations with students

June – Final subjects communicated with parents/students via a letter/email.

Options Forms

Within the email you received, you will have been notified if we feel the EBacc Pathway or Open Pathway would be most suitable for you; please refer back to this email to select the correct options form for your Pathway. If you are doing both French and Spanish in Year 9 and/or you are making Expected Progress or better on a Silver, Gold or Platinum level, we would expect you to be doing the EBacc Pathway.

Options Evening Welcome

Presentation by Mr Tamlyn (Deputy Headteacher)

Grading System

Presentation by Mr Tamlyn (Deputy Headteacher)

Core Subjects

Presentation by Mr Tamlyn (Deputy Headteacher)

Making Good Choices

Presentation by Mr Tamlyn (Deputy Headteacher)

Ebacc and Open Pathways

Presentation by Mr Tamlyn (Deputy Headteacher)

Key Dates and Next Steps

Presentation by Mr Tamlyn (Deputy Headteacher)

Careers Advice and Further Education

Careers Advice

Presentation by Careers South West

Further Education

Introducing Petroc

Further Education

Introducing Exeter College


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Child Development

Computer Science


D&T - Textiles

Drama - BTEC

Drama GCSE

Engineering - BTEC

English Language

English Language

Film Studies

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Music RSL


Religious Studies