Year 9 Options

At Ysgol Aberconwy we aim to prioritise every student in year 9 when it is time to make decisions about options. As a result, we have considered how we can provide a personal, convenient and accessible approach to the process. We have decided that the best way to do this is to make the options information and applications forms available electronically on our school website rather than as paper copies.

To see the current options booklets and application forms, please use the links below (please note that the booklets and forms will be updated at the end of January each year for the current year group):

Year 9 Options Columns

It is still possible that subjects in this table may not run if numbers are too small. If that happens Mrs Sewell will contact students directly to discuss what they may choose instead. Also, there are limited places available on each of the college courses so there will be a selection process if the numbers for each course exceed 12.

KS4 (Year 9) Timeline

The timeline for the year group has been set out and can be seen below, so that all stakeholders are clear about the process and expectations. You will see that there are various points in the process where we plan to offer one to one discussions with subject teachers, form teachers and staff involved in the option process.

We hope you find this approach informative and easy to use. If you have any questions that you cannot find an answer to by reading through the material provided, then please contact Mrs Sewell or the year team.

Jan 202420 Feb 20241 Mar 20248 Mar 202422 Mar 2024TBCJul 2024Sep 2024Sep 2024
The new Options Booklet will be added to the websiteOptions Evening for parents and studentsInitial option  choices submittedOption columns prepared based on students choicesFinal option choices submitted. Discussions with students and parents will follow if there are any subjects that cannot run because of lack of interest.College taster day for students who have selected to study a college courseNew timetables distributed to students ready for SeptemberStudents start in year 10 with their option choicesWindow for any changes ends for all year 10 students