Year 9 Options 2023

Welcome to Key Stage 4

Beginning Key Stage 4 courses is an important and exciting new phase in students lives.  We have worked hard at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies to ensure that they have been given a wide range of subject areas and a high quality curriculum so far.  During Year 9 students will have an opportunity to choose some of the subjects that they would like to study in Years 10 and 11 (KS4). 

This is the most important stage in a student’s education so far and we understand it can be an anxious time.  Making the right decisions and choices is of vital importance. Students are given a booklet full of information and guidance and the options process is designed to guide students and parents or carers through the subjects and courses available and to help make an informed choice regarding the option subjects to study.

There is a programme of support delivered throughout year 9 which includes options events, careers advice, assemblies, an Options Choices Information Event and an Open Evening where students and parents and carers can find out more about the courses on offer and discuss these with the relevant members of staff.

It’s important to us that students choose subjects that will give a broad and balanced curriculum; those that are needed to progress into sixth form and beyond Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies; and those that students are good at and enjoy.

We would encourage students to discuss careers and future study choices with parents and carers during this important time.  Below are some links which may be useful as part of these discussions: Career Quiz helping you find the right career, degree or apprenticeship for researching career options for 13-19 year olds Information about Apprenticeships for information on Higher Education and University for alternatives to University 

All this information plus the subject videos are available to students through the Class 2022 - Year 9 TEAMS.

If you have any queries regarding our options process, please don’t hesitate to contact


The below information has been passed to our current Year 9 students in the Class of 2027. The presentation was delivered live to parents/carers and students on Wednesday 8th March 2023.

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