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  • Downend & Mangotsfield 6th Form Open Evening will be held on Thursday 19th October; more information can be found within the 6th From tab of our website

Year 9 Guided Choices and Subject Information

Welcome to the Year 9 Guided Choices Page

This is an exciting time for you as a Year 9 student; during the next few weeks, you will be choosing the courses that you will be following in Years 10 and 11. For the first time since starting school, you will have a say in what you learn.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to provide a range of courses to enable you to tailor your programme to your strengths, interests and future aspirations. There are subjects that you already know, as well as new courses that you have not studied yet.

Choosing your courses can be daunting; the information on this page is here to help you make informed choices to enable you to continue in a broad and balanced education.

It is important that you, your teachers and your parents/carers work together to make sure that you choose the most appropriate options for your future.

Guided Choices Presentations


Guided Choices Information Booklet

‘Help your child make the best GCSE choices’ (Department for Education)