Year 9 Options

Year 9 is the first time for many pupils when they are asked to make decisions about their future, with the guidance and support of those around them. The choices available at Key Stage 4 are structured to cater for the wide variety of learning styles, needs and abilities of all the pupils in Year 9, as we appreciate that not everybody learns in the same way. By doing this we are ensuring that pupils gain the skills needed for learning, work and adult  life.

Leaving school with no qualifications is not an option in a world where there is such competitiveness for employment and where more young people than at any other time aspire to go to university. However, we recognise that Higher Education is not for everyone. Apprenticeships and work based training courses offer other routes into employment.

Year 9 Options Process 2024

It is the time of year that we begin the process for Year 9 students to select their GCSE options for Key Stage 4. This is an especially important decision for your family to make and as such we have planned a series of events to support you in making the right decision. We will endeavour to provide you with as much information on the process and the subject choices as we possibly can over the next few weeks.


The Year 9 Options Timeline 2024 

Date Event
Tuesday 23 January 2024 Year 9 Options Assembly for students
                     " Year 9 Options letter to parents and carers
                     " Year 9 Options Booklet available on website
Thursday 1 February 2024 Year 9 Options Evening
                      " Options Information booklet given out
Friday 2 February 2024 Options mentoring for students
Wednesday 7 February 2024 Deadline for choices form to be submitted online


Year 9 Options Booklet 2024

23 January 2024

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the St Ignatius College Options Choices Booklet 2024-2026.


Year 9 Options Process letter 2024

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the 2024 Options Process letter which was emailed to Year 9 parents and carers on 23 January 2024.

 Year 9 Options letter

Year 9 Options Subject Videos 2024