Welcome to the Year 9 Options Process

In this section of the Kepier website you will find all the information you need to help you when choosing your options. There are sections for each subject area, along with help guides to assist you when selecting the subjects you would like to study in Year 10 and 11.


You must use the SIMS Parent App to do this – if you do not already have access to this app, please contact the school office.


How Does The Options Process Work?

At this stage in your education, you are able to have some choice in the subjects you will study in Years 10 and 11. You should read through the options information carefully, with your parents/carers, and discuss with them the subjects you would like to choose; please bear in mind your future education and career intentions.

Don’t make up your mind until you have had the opportunity to talk to your teachers about your progress, and have obtained as much subject and careers information as possible.

Please read all of the information on the webpage carefully and if you or your parents/carers require further information, contact either: the relevant subject leader; Mrs Crompton (Year Manager) or Mr Langley (Vice Principal).


How Do I Make Sure My Choices Fit With My Future Career and Study Choices?

Careers information, advice and guidance is available from Mr Warkman (Vice Principal) and your PSHCE subject teachers.

Find out more in the video below:


Core Subject Pages

English, Maths and Science are the core subjects.

Each of the core subjects has its own page, so you can ask questions about these subjects at Key Stage 4.

Click the tiles below to view information about each core subject:


Option Subject Pages

Options subjects are those which you can choose at Key Stage 4. The subjects you choose will depend on the career or further study options you are thinking about when you leave school.

Each of the options subjects available at Key Stage 4 has its own page so you can find out more about the topics that will be covered in Years 10 and 11.

Click the tiles below to view information about each subject:



Key Staff


Mrs D. Crompton
Year 9 Manager

Mr C. Langley
Vice Principal

Mr P. Farley
Department Leader for English

Mr S. Anderson
Department Leader for Maths and Statistics

Mrs J. Stephenson
Department Leader for Science

Ms J. Sharman
Department Leader for Art

Mr N. Osmond
Department Leader for PE and Sport

Miss G. Bolt
Subject Leader for Business

Mrs J. Kulandhaisamy
Department Leader for Technology

Mrs S. Stewart-Grey
Department Leader for French 

Mr G. Faircloth
Department Leader for Geography

Mrs A. Warburton
Subject Leader for Performing Arts

Mrs L. Mirley
Subject Leader for Health and Social Care

Mr S. Forsyth
Department Leader for History

Mr C. Smith
Department Leader for Music

Miss A. Allen
Department Leader for Culture and Wellbeing

Mr T. Mayer
Department Leader for IT

Mrs S. Read
Department Leader for Support and Inclusion

Mr D. Kilkenny

Key Dates

Year 9 Key Stage 4 Curriculum Information Evening: Wednesday 8th March 2023, 4 – 6pm

Subject leaders will provide more details about their courses, and will be answering questions, to help learners make their final decisions.

Your online options form must be saved and submitted by:  8.30am on Friday 10th March 2023.