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Year 9 Options

I am writing to update you on the Year 9 options process. This is an important time for our Year 9 pupils, as this is the first time that they will need to make decisions which will affect their future career paths. Ordinarily you would be invited to a Year 9 Options Evening to allow you and your child the opportunity to discuss the available option subjects and given time to talk to the teachers who run the various subjects but due to the current situation this is not possible.

As the usual Options Information Evening will not take place a short video presentation has been made available which outlines the options process for you and can be found on our school website and youtube channel.

The enclosed booklet gives further details of the option process including information on the compulsory core subjects. Information on all courses can be found within the option booklet and if you require any further information you will find the subject specialists email within the booklet to answers any of your questions.

In addition, our subject specialists have also provided video presentations of their subjects which can also be found on our school website and youtube channel.

To make the option choices, pupils will need to log onto their hwb account, access their google classroom and open their form class page. There they will find a link which will take them to the option pools to select their preferred subjects.

All choices need to be completed by Friday 29th January.

Whilst we will always try to accommodate everyone’s choices, we cannot ensure that all subjects in the option pools will be offered. Available staff and the number of pupils opting for the subject will help decide whether it is viable to offer the course.

Therefore following an analysis of opted subjects all pupils will be contacted to confirm individual choices or to discuss alternative subjects if necessary.

If you or your child needs guidance on which subjects choices would be best for future educational pathways then please contact our Careers Wales representative Mrs C Short at claire.short@careerswales.gov.wales

If you have any queries regarding any of the information in this letter, then please do not hesitate to contact me at pompam2@hwbcymru.net

Yours sincerely, 

Mr M Pompa

Assistant Head

Year 9 Option Booklet.pdf


Year 9 Option Pool Process

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