At Marshland we are committed to all students achieving the best they can whilst at the school. During Key Stage 4 this means students leaving with 5 or more good (9-5) GCSEs, and at least 8 GCSEs or equivalent qualifications . We offer a wide range of subjects for study in Years 10 and 11, and it is very important that the right decisions are made to allow appropriate pathways into further education and employment.
Every student will follow a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Character and Culture and Physical Education throughout Key Stage 4. This will account for about 50% of the teaching time. The remainder will be selected
from the range of subjects which are offered through our guided 'Options Choices' process. These include both traditional GCSE, and vocational courses.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to begin to take control of their future; however we also realise that although this may be straightforward for many, it can also be quite overwhelming - so we offer a range of support and guidance to the students as they make these decisions.
Year 9 Key Dates
- Week commencing 25th January 2021 - Year 9 subject reports issued
- Thursday 4th February 2021 - Year 9 Options Choices Evening
- Thursday 18th March 2021 - Year 9 Parents Evening
- Week commencing Monday 22nd March 2021 - Deadline for choices to be submitted
It is not always possible to accommodate all selections. We have to maintain reasonable class sizes and also try to work around “clashes”. As a result we ask you to indicate other courses you might consider. For some students it may be necessary to use these courses and so they must be subjects in which you have an interest and ability.