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Year 9 Options

Posted at 2:55 pm on 11th January, 2021

Year 9 Options

Dear Parent / Guardian,

Your child is entering a very important period in their educational journey. Over the next few weeks your child will make their options choices, whereby they choose which subjects they wish to continue to study in Year 10 and Year 11. With help and support from both staff at Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy and yourself at home, it is our hope that every pupil will make choices which will empower and inspire them, so that every pupil at SEACA is equipped with the keys to open doors and the courage to feel they can open them. In doing so, all pupils will fulfil our mission "I have come so that they have life and live it to the full" (John 10:10).

All students at Key Stage 4 must follow a core curriculum of English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, Religious Education, PE and Personal Development. In addition to the core curriculum, every pupil makes three options choices. There is an expectation that pupils at Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy study at least one of the following as part of their options choices: History, Geography and MFL. In addition to the subjects named above, we also offer a broad range of subjects which aim to meet individual needs by providing appropriate challenge and support.

Our Options Booklet provides you and your child with all of the guidance and information needed to make informed options choices, as well as information about the core curriculum at KS4. Please study this booklet carefully and should you have any further questions, please do ask these in person at the Options Evening or email

Yours Sincerely,

H. Charnley (Mrs)

Assistant Headteacher


Year 9 Options Booklet 2022

Year 9 Options Booklet.pdf