Year 8 to Year 9 Options - The 11-19 Curriculum

The 11 – 19 Curriculum

Where are you now?

You are now coming towards the end of your first two years at Brookfield and before you move into Year 9 in September you will have some choices to make about the courses you will follow.

How will your curriculum change from Year 9 onwards?

Everyone will continue to study the core curriculum which includes some very important subjects, but you will also have the opportunity to select some subjects. You will not be able to continue to study all the subjects you have taken in Years 7 and 8.  

  • You will continue to study English and Mathematics.  Good progress in these subjects is more important than anything else.
  • You will also continue to learn Science and your teachers will help you and your parents/ carers to decide which of the science courses we offer will be the most appropriate for you when you move into Year 10.
  • PE will remain on all of your timetables to help you to stay fit and healthy.
  • PSHE, relating to health issues and careers education, will also continue to form part of your statutory core curriculum.
  • It is important that you continue to develop your understanding of new technologies and so Computer Studies remains an important part of the Year 9 curriculum.
  • We recognise that the ability to communicate in more than one language will be a great asset to you in the future and so most of you will continue to study at least one modern foreign language.
  • You will also follow a course in Religious Studies during Year 9, following on from your Beliefs and Values lessons in Years 7 and 8.

The Year 9 curriculum which we have planned for you will include all of these subjects and will also:-

  • Enable all of you to follow a combination of courses and subjects which will allow you to progress towards your highest aspirations.
  • Develop the skills which will enable you to become both an asset to the economy and an active and responsible citizen.
  • Provide opportunities to challenge even the most able of you, while maintaining a support structure for those who might encounter some difficulties.
  • Provide opportunities to enrich your learning experiences.
  • Ensure that you are well prepared for the next stage of your education and eventually for entry to the work-place.
  • Incorporate a variety of routes and programmes which will enable us to meet the learning needs of each individual student.