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Options Process 2020/21

Week Beginning 1st February 2021

Virtual presentations for Year 9 students to explain options process

Week Beginning 22nd February 2021

Subject live chats with subject teachers.

Thursday 25th March 2021

Options form submission deadline

Ongoing throughout process

Individual meetings with students and members of the Senior Leadership Team


Since starting school this is the first time that our students have had the opportunity to take control of a significant part of their curriculum. Choosing option subjects for study in Key Stage 4 is an extremely important part of the year for the students involved. We therefore devote significant time to the process.

Year 9 students will continue to benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum, whilst tailoring their studies to allow for a range of further and higher education pathways, once they have completed Year 11.

Students in Year 9 will be required to choose options from one of the three Goodwin Academy Pathways:


  • Selected from more able students for additional challenge
  • EBacc curriculum with a language            


  • Traditional options pathway designed to challenge
  • EBacc curriculum with language optional


  • Selected students
  • Bespoke curriculum offering opportunity and challenge

Options Evening Booklets:

Year 9 Options Evening Booklet Accelerate 2021
Year 9 Options Evening Booklet Aspire 2021
Year 9 Options Evening Booklet Achieve 2021