Cardinal Heenan

Cardinal Heenan

Catholic High School

Year 9 into 10 Options
Year 9 into 10 Options

As our young people grow and mature, they are able to make more decisions about the subjects they wish to study.   

  • As students move from year 8 into year 9, they continue to study a broad core curriculum, supplemented by two options.   
  • Then as they move from year 9 into 10, our students make choices about their Key Stage 4 options. 

At this important juncture we are keen to help our young people to make informed decisions.  To this end, we invite students and their parent/carers to an Options Information Event - please see the drop-down sections below for more information. 

 

Key Stage 4 ( Years 10 & 11) Subject information

 

How to choose your KS4 options subjects

 

EBacc Options Subjects

Spanish French Geography
History

 

Options Subjects

Art

Business Studies

Enterprise and Marketing

Computer Science

Creative i-media
Construction Design & Technology Drama
Food Preparation and Nutrition Health and Social Care Music Physical Education
Sports Studies
     

 

Core Subjects

Religious Education English Mathematics Science

KS4 Curriculum Information Booklet

Our Year 9 into 10 - Options Information Event is on Tuesday 1 February 2022.  This is an important juncture for our young people, as they progress on to Key Stage Four courses and make decisions about the subjects that they wish to pursue further.  Our intention is to provide the information that they need to make informed, well considered choices.   


The event will include:  



  • a presentation outlining the full curriculum that your child will study in Years 10 and 11 (including the core curriculum and available options subjects), and information about the options process itself.  

  • an opportunity to find out information about the subjects that we offer.  

  • the chance to speak to our Curriculum Leaders in person to ask any specific questions that you may have. 


Please follow this link to book your slot.  We anticipate that the event should take around an hour to an hour and a half.  If you have any difficulties making a booking online, please contact Mrs Knowles (kks@cardinalheenan.com).   


As a school we feel it is important that you and your child have the opportunity to discuss options with us in person. To this end, we have put in place a range of Covid-19 safety measures, including limiting numbers at each of the three available time slots, starting at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.

Our Year 8 into 9 - Options Information Event is on Thursday 10 February 2022. As our young people move into Year 9, they have the opportunity to start to make some decisions about the subjects they wish to study.  In Year 9 our students study a broad base of subjects that will give them a secure grounding.  They supplement this with two options subjects.  This allows them to explore subjects they may wish to study at Key Stage 4 and/or spend more time on subjects they particularly enjoy.  Please note this is not the start of GCSE courses. 


To support your child in making informed, well-considered decisions, we invite you to attend our options information event. The event will include: 



  • a presentation outlining the full curriculum that your child will study in Year 9, and information about how the options process operates 

  • an opportunity to find out information about the subjects that we offer 

  • the chance to speak to our Curriculum Leaders in person to ask any specific questions that you may have 


Please follow this link to book your slot.  We anticipate that the event should take around an hour to an hour and a half.  If you have any difficulties making a booking online, please contact Mrs Knowles (kks@cardinalheenan.com). 


As a school we feel it is important that you and your child have the opportunity to discuss options with us in person. To this end, we have put in place a range of Covid-19 safety measures, including limiting numbers at each of the three available time slots, starting at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.