Year 9 Options 2020

Year 9 Options 2020

At FirstPoint, we offer a KS4 Curriculum that is bursting with life and vibrancy. The carefully selected subjects lay the foundations for everyone to reach their potential in whatever career they ultimately choose. Our Curriculum offers breadth and individualisation, using cutting edge innovation, and delivered by an experienced staffing body. 

A large part of the curriculum is compulsory for all students to ensure they are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge for later life. There is also an element of choice which means students can shape their own learning programme in KS4, according to their interests, their future education and their career aspirations. 

What can I pick? 
All students will take the core subjects of Tripe Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology*), English, Mathematics, Moral Education, Social Studies and Physical Education.
For Muslim students, Islamic will also be compulsory. 

Emirati Students: 
Arabic and Islamic Studies will be compulsory, as will a choice of either History or Geography. This will leave 2 free choices. 

Arabic students: 
Under KHDA regulation, Arab and Muslim students will take Arabic as a compulsory subject. This will leave three choices. 

Non Arabic / Non Emirati students: 
Will have four choices. 

* For some students, Combined Science will be offered in the place of Triple Science

Our Year 9 GCSE Options brochure is available to download here 

Our Year 9 students also received a presentation on each subject, the details of which are in these videos below: 

Arabic B               Art                  Business and Economics 

Computing           Dance              Design Technology

Drama                 Geography        Food and Nutrition   

French and Spanish                History

Music          Physical Education      Psychology

For further details, please contact the Head of Year 9: Katie Nopondo-Mangan or Mark Seddon 

Year 9 Options letter for new starters - 2020/21