Year 9 Moving Forwards into GCSE Event
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Virtual Year 9 Moving Forwards into GCSE Event

Ysgol Eirias invites you to a

Virtual Year 9 Moving Forwards into GCSE Event

As your son/daughter is coming towards the end of Key Stage 3 it is time to start thinking about what they may like to study towards GCSE in KS4 (Yrs 10 and 11). During the next few weeks pupils will be asked to choose the option subjects they wish to follow.

Some subjects, English Maths, numeracy, Welsh, The Skills Challenge Certificate (SCC) are compulsory for all pupils.

Pupils also have a compulsory lesson of Core RS and two lessons of Core PE each week

The options process starts during a pastoral lesson on Tuesday 9th February, when pupils will be given lots of information by their form tutor during a TEAMS lesson.

An options booklet will be made available to them which gives more specific details on the content of each subject. At the bottom of each page you can find the name of the member of staff to contact if you require more information.

In the absence of a moving forwards evening we have produced a series of videos that we hope you find informative. You can watch these videos alongside reading the options booklet to help you and your son/daughter make their choice. You will find an outline of the options pool on the options page at the back of the booklet. Why not use that form to plan what the options can be taken.

We hope this will prompt discussions between your son/daughter and yourselves about these important choices.

On 1st March an electronic version of the options form will be put on TEAMS. Pupils are requested to only complete this once. (They have already had a practice at this and will know what to do) Don’t worry if you cannot access this electronically, you will be sent a paper copy.

The electronic form and paper copies must be completed (and paper copies returned to Mrs Zachara) by 19th March when the Options process ends.

If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to contact Mrs H Zachara (Head of Yr 9) on her email:

Introduction from Head of Year 9,
Mrs H Zachara,

Optional Subjects

Optional Subjects

Art and Design
Mrs Millington Cassidy,

Mr D Jones,

Computer Science
Ms E Sime,

Digital Technology
Mr D Lloyd,
Mrs G Hughes,

Mrs J Caton,

Mr M Sherry,

Fashion and Textiles
Mrs L Kerfoot-Robson,

Mrs I Williams,

Food and Nutrition
Miss E Owen,

Mrs S Marriott,

Mrs B Gordon,

Graphic Communication
Mr M Sherry,

Health and Social Care Childcare
Mrs N Kenworthy,

Miss S Haslehurst,

Miss E Hammerton,

Personal Finance
Mr A Davies,

Physical Education
Mr N Wilkinson,

Product Design
Mr M Sherry,

Religion and Philosophy
Mrs C Davies,

Mr M Davies,

College Options

College Options

Mrs H Zachara,

Hair Services
Mrs H Zachara,

Health and Social Care
Mrs H Zachara,

Core Subjects

Core Subjects

Cymraeg Ail Iaith/Welsh Second Language
Mr D Williams,

Mrs J Caton,

Mathematics and Numeracy
Mr A Davies,

Religious Studies (Short Course)
Mrs C Davies,

Mrs S Taylor,

Skills Challenge Certificate
Mrs T Parkes,