Options 2020

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Making curriculum options choices in Year 9 is a very important part of your time at Addey and Stanhope. It is an opportunity for you to take control of your education and shape your future. You are about to make the most important decision in your school life so far.  At the start of Year 10 you will begin the courses that will result in you gaining your first set of qualifications. The choices you make will also influence what courses, apprenticeships, or careers you decide to follow when you leave Addey and Stanhope to take the next steps in life.

We want you to leave Year 11 with the best set of qualifications you could ever hope for and we will work as hard as we can alongside you to help you reach them. This is the first stage in that process; helping you choose the right subjects. It is so important you get these decisions right and that is why we believe that we should make these choices together.

How do I make these important decisions?

Remember that you are not alone in making these decisions; everyone in Year 9 is going through the same process. Teachers, tutors, parents, carers, students and family will be able to guide, advise and support you in this important decision-making process.

Try to answer the following questions:

How can I make sure I get as many Level 2 (the equivalent of GCSE grade 5-9) qualifications as possible?
What subjects are on offer?
What subjects do I enjoy?
Can I cope with the demands of the course?
How well do I cope with examinations?
How well would I cope with coursework or assessments?
Are there vital subjects for certain post-16 courses, apprenticeships or careers?
Have I chosen a suitable and balanced group of subjects?


Submitting your choices

Your options form will need to be completed online, it is available via the tab on the left of this page or by clicking here. This form will open on Tuesday 5th May and all submissions will need to be received by Thursday 7th May before 03:00pm

You will need to login in order to access the form. You can do this using your school login details (the same details for Show My Homework). If you have any problem accessing the form please email info@addeystanhope.co.uk.

Staff will be looking at your choices and may contact you to discuss possible changes.

Once all of the forms have been submitted we will begin timetabling for the next academic year. Once this process has begun, we will not be able to make any changes to your options.

Confirmation of your courses for year 10

Final choices will be confirmed by Friday 5th June.


You are not alone in making this decision. Make good use of your teachers, tutors, family and other students when making these hugely important decisions about your future.