Year Nine - IX
The Russell Group of universities produce an Informed Choices booklet which you can find on the school website in the ‘Your Future’ section. This will help you make those important decisions about which subjects to study should you be interested in pursuing a certain career. Our guided choices booklet will provide you with information about the subjects we offer at The Lakes School.
We will also talk to you about courses that are available at Kendal College where a number of students go during Year 10 and 11 for a day a week to complete a vocational course.
During Year 9, your teachers will need to see you working hard with an excellent attitude to learning so that you are in the best position to rise to the challenges of Year 10.
The diagram below shows the subjects you will be studying during Year 9. Options A, B and C are chosen from Art, Dance, Drama, Catering, Resistant Materials and Textiles. Each of the blocks represent a one hour lesson across your two week timetable.
GCSE Options Choices
Year 9 is an important year as you will make decisions about some of the subjects you would like to study in years 10 and 11. It is important that you discuss your options with your parents and your teachers and think carefully about the subjects you enjoy, your progress and your attitude to learning. You should also think about your career plans but don’t worry if you haven’t, the best thing to do is choose subjects that will help you get the highest grades you can.
Below you will find links to information about the compulsory subjects you will study during Key Stage 4 along with detailed information about each of the options subjects we offer at The Lakes School. Sometimes, we may not be able to offer certain subjects if too few students choose them so it’s always helpful to have an alternative choice in mind just in case.
Please click on the link below to access the latest subject specific information for each of our GCSE and BTEC Options, including details about our core curriculum at Key Stage 4.
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