Year 9 Options Information Video

Key Timings: 


0:00 - Introduction by Mr Simcoe

21:50 -  T Levels and A Levels
 02:00 - Key Options Dates – Mr Holden  24:17 - Website to help consider Post 16 Choices and Pathways
 05:21 - Reformed Qualification Types

 28:06 - Triple Science
 11:09 - All Pupils Will Study  30:56 - Specific Course Requirements & Considerations
 12:26 - Option Subjects – GCSE / BTEC / Cam Nat / ASDAN  36:38 - Options Form (Online This year)
 14:00 - Level 1 & Level 2 Subjects to Post 16 Pathways  40:00 Final Thoughts and Key Reasons Why/Why Not to Choose Options
 17:21 - Sample Courses Post 16 - Local Area  



Year 9 Options

Click Here to Book Appointments 

As pupils are not currently in school we are providing as much information as possible electronically and details can be found below. Year 9 families should receive a progress report over February half term and there will be an opportunity to speak with class teachers on Parents' Consultation Day on Thursday 25th February. This will be a series of online meetings using School Cloud (see below) which will allow you to book 4 minute appointments with various teachers who can update you on your child's progress and answer any questions about Key Stage 4 option choices. Appointments will run from 11am until 6.15pm. 

Letter from Mr Holden (Deputy Headteacher - Curriculum)

Options Booklet 

Booking appointments for Year 9 Parents' Consultation Day                  Video Guide to Using School Cloud Online Parents' Consultation 

Click Here to Book Appointments 

If you are booking for Food & Nutrition (Mrs Robb), Systems & Control (Mr Hodgson)  or Health and Social Care (Mrs Keigher), you need to "Add Teacher" and select "Design Technology" in order to book the relevant teacher. For Business you should follow the same steps but select Computing to find Mr O'Ryan


Curriculum Overview


For details of our currciulum information please select the relevant information below.

St Augustine's follows the national curriculum set down by the govement but there is much more to what we offer than simply meeting legal requirements. We believe that, given the right curriculum and learning opportunities, every young person can succeed. Our principles for determining the curriculum can be found at the bottom of this page.

Year 7 Curriculum

Year 8 Curriculum

Year 9 Curriculum

Year 10 Curriculum

Year 11 Curriculum



Work Experience Year 10

Year 10 take part in a 1 week work placement in industry; forms and information can be found on the pupils page .


Our Curriculum

Is broad and balanced

Pupils should be able to develop intellectually, creatively, socially and physically. All students should have the opportunity to follow all subjects of the national curriculum at KS3, including PSHE, up until the end of Year 9. While some subjects may bring GCSE topics forward into KS3 the school does not believe that early option choices encourages a broad and rich curriculum experience.

Is suited to the wide range of needs of our pupils

All pupils, of whatever ability, should follow courses that are accessible yet suitably challenging to allow them to fulfil their potential. Additional resources will be provided for those pupils who find the curriculum most challenging.

Provides enjoyment, boosts self-esteem and raises aspirations

The curriculum should motivate all students to want to learn and succeed. It should allow the God-given variety of gifts and talents to flourish for all pupils. This incorporates a full extra-curricular programme that encourages pupils to take part in the wider life of the school.

Promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

All students should develop as confident young Catholic women and men who will play an active part in society as well-rounded citizens through the totality of their educational experience.

Encompasses the acquisition of personal, learning and thinking skills

All subjects will emphasise the importance of these skills through cross-curricular activities, developing resilience, independence, curiosity and engagement.

Emphasises the importance of Literacy and Numeracy

All students are able to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in Literacy and Numeracy in all subject areas as well as through discrete lessons in English and Maths.

Prepares young people for the future

All students should be equipped with the knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve as highly as possible at Key Stage 4 which in turn will allow them to access the courses and qualification routes that best suit them.


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