The aim of the Year 9 programme is to provide on-going teaching in the key subjects of English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and Physical Education while exposing students to a broad range of other subjects/fields which they will be able to continue in subsequent years if they so wish. 


Full Year Courses



Social Studies


Physical Education


These compulsory subjects are studied for the full year. All of these subjects extend into Year 10 and lead into senior school subjects.



During the year students study a number of modules, each lasting for approximately one term. Modules are set out in the chart below and are described briefly when clicked on the Pathway Map.

Technology Modules
Arts Modules Language Modules Other Modules

Design and Visual  Communication

Digital Technology - Computing

Digital Technology - Electronics

Food Technology

Construction and Mechanical Technology

Textiles and Design

(students choose 2 )







(students choose 2)







(students choose 1)

Enterprise Studies (compulsory)

Health (compulsory)

SIEP Project (restricted)


Note: The study of another language may not be appropriate for some students. These students may, after entry testing and consultation with contributing schools is complete, be offered STEM in place of another language.


Sport in Education Project (SIEP)

This project is designed to offer a sports focussed pathway through the junior school to link with the well-established Physical Education Studies and Sports Leadership Studies courses in the senior school. The programme will offer a mainstream junior programme which, where appropriate, is differentiated to meet the needs of the selected students within it. Areas covered will include sports diet and nutrition, sports psychology, anatomy and physiology and use of technology to enhance performance as well as the content listed under the SIEP Module on the Pathway Map.

Click here or on the Pathway Map to learn more about each available subject