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Year 9 GCSE Options

The options booklet for Year 9 is published early in the spring term. 

Which Way Now - a booklet designed to help Year 9 students with their GCSE choices is available on Moodle.  Students can log into the Careers area of Moodle to access this.


Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Employment trends and the changing world of work - a chance to discuss and ask questions about the skills and trends needed by employers in the past, present and future with guest employers from a range of industries and professions.
Year 8 
  • Job families - An introduction to specific jobs and careers in the broader context of job families.  Students are shown how to use the Careerscape software programme.

Year 9 
  • Introduction to careers and information resources
  • Impact of GSCE options on future career and higher education choices
  • Introduction to HGS website
  • Individual interviews by request to assist with GCSE choices