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Year 9 Options Guide

Welcome to your Option booklet and Key Stage 4 course guide for September 2022.

Here you will find guidance on making your subject choices for Key Stage 4.

Read this booklet carefully, talk to your teachers, listen carefully in the options assembly, speak to your coaching team leader, your family and research jobs and careers you are interested in to find out what qualifications you will need to pursue them. Doing this will give you a clearer idea about the subjects you should study in Years 10 and 11.

We want to ensure that each and every one of you leaves One In A Million Free School with the qualifications that give the best possible chance of progression to your next steps and employment in the future.

We have outlined guidance to the pathway we think will offer the right route for you. You and your parents may be aware of the “English Baccalaureate” (Ebacc) and how this standard can be met. We will encourage appropriate students to follow the English Baccalaureate pathway by choosing to study a modern foreign language (i.e. Spanish), plus History and/or Geography, in addition to English, Mathematics and Science.

We also offer qualifications which are more vocational in content. These qualifications still require students to sit final exams, but they also have coursework elements. We will encourage appropriate students to follow a more vocational pathway.

All pathways allow our students to achieve a minimum of eight qualifications at GCSE or their equivalent, including English and mathematics, therefore meeting the expectations of post 16 establishments, employers and universities.

We will give all of our students every encouragement to maximise their potential.

Once we have received the option choices from each student, we will go through each one individually to make sure your choice of subjects gives you the best chance of success in the future. We will confirm final choices in the summer term.

Please return your completed options to your CTL by closing date given on your school letter.

Best wishes

Mr S Rees
OIAMFS Principal