Year 9 is an increasingly important year for students as they decide what subjects they would like to take at Key stage 4 and will begin GCSE preparation in many subject areas. It is the year to begin thinking seriously about the future therefore there is a focus on careers and further education. Students will begin to think about choices made that will directly influence their lives. It is imperative that students now build on the foundations laid during Years 7 and 8 and look ahead to the next phase of their personal and academic lives.
Rewards and Trips
If students behave and engage well in their lessons, students have the opportunity to attend trips and days out. Reward trips which have happened in previous years include Bowling, Star City and ice skating amongst others. All of these rewards are decided by the Year 9 Student Council who decide what rewards they would like and also how they should be allocated.
All students study 'Life Skills' lessons which are delivered by tutors. The lessons cover a variety of topics and take place during Wednesday period 4 of each week. One of the highlights which all students take part in is the Community Project aimed at providing students with a way to contribute in a positive manner to the local community.