Welcome to the Year 9 options tab, here you will find a range of links to help you explore the opportunities available from your school subjects.

When you are ready to choose your Year 9 Options, please click here.

Art

Norwich University of the Arts Summer School Series highlighting the importance of Arts and how important the creative sector is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vcDDUBhe8&list=PLvf_9TbS0CfM4fBzNcPCeRdUStIKtkAiN&index=1

An infographic highlighting the range of creative careers available at the opportunities available specifically at Norwich University of the Arts:
https://www.nua.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Your-Creative-Future-Complete.pdf

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within Art:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/art/

Design Technology

A summary from the Design and Technology association highlighting the importance of Design and Technology in a modern world:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1GIyOMoFpks


Explore the Design Museum website, one of Londons greatest museums highlighting the broad range of content Design Technology covers from Resistant Materials, Textiles and Food Technology:
https://designmuseum.org/

If you’re wondering what DT is and why we need it, this video may help answer your questions:
https://youtu.be/4lLSEDVSAp4

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within DT:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/design-technology/

Drama

Follow this link to find out the importance of taking Drama at GCSE:

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within Drama:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/drama/

English

Taking English is a compulsory subject at GCSE, these links summarise where a GCSE in English could take you and highlights how you may wish to use your GCSE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMjP8qzZdfk

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/english

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within English:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/english/

Foreign languages

There are many ways that learning a language help support your future goals, this link provides a summary of the benefits it could bring to you:
https://www.mosalingua.com/en/6-reasons-why-learning-a-language-can-skyrocket-your-career/

Why study languages:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lU8mwb770

Geography

In today’s ever evolving world The Royal Geographical Society shows us some case studies and the range of careers taking Geography can lead to:
 https://www.rgs.org/choosegeography/z

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within Geography:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/geography/

History

The Historical Association highlights the importance of studying History to inform present decisions:

https://www.history.org.uk/student/categories/932/info/3755/choosing-history

How studying history can give you the skills needed for a range of careers:
https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/210/Why-Study-History%3F

Information Technology

The video below shows the potential prospects for with choosing computing as an option at GCSE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFAg9oluv8

There are many transferable skills that can be gained by studying Business Studies:
https://www.superprof.co.uk/blog/seven-transferrable-skills-youll-gain-from-gcse-business-studies/

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within IT:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/ict/

Maths

Taking Maths is a compulsory subject at GCSE, this links summarises one of the many careers that a GCSE in Maths could take you:
https://plus.maths.org/content/catenary-goes-wembley

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within Maths:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/maths/

Music

Follow the case study of an ex-pupil who is now an Army musician:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7ry7nb

Some of the career prospects where a GCSE in music can lead you to:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zdg8f4j/jobs-that-use-music/2

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within Music:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/music/

Physical Education

This link highlights some benefits that taking PE as a GCSE qualification can bring:
https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/222367-qualification-factsheet.pdf.pdf

The importance of PE and what career prospects it can bring:
https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/562/Why-Study-Physical-Education-PE-%3F

First Careers highlights some of the opportunities that can be explored within PE:
https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/subjects/physical-education/

Science

Taking Science is a compulsory subject at GCSE, this links summarises some of the amazing Scientific discoveries found in 2020:
https://youtu.be/93loqev1v5E 

TED talk- What does a Scientist look like?:
https://youtu.be/lbXRb-KV0tA 

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