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Year 9 2021 Subject Selection

Welcome to Conquering Year 9 Subject Selection. On this page you will find everything you need to know for selecting your electives for Year 9 2021.

Please watch the video below presented by Ms Isla Harrigan, Director of Curriculum and Future Learning who outlines the Year 9 course and explains how to select your electives for 2021.

Click here to view the Year 9 2021 Subject Selection Summary

Click here to view the Year 9 2021 Curriculum Overview

For any questions, there will be a Live Q & A evening held on Monday, 27 July between 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. During this time you may ask any questions that you have regarding selecting subjects or electives.

Click here to access the Live Q & A, click here on Monday 27 July between 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

As you scroll down, you will find below links to specific videos to each elective which outlines what students will learn throughout the elective. These will hopefully answer any specific elective questions. Contact details of the Head of Department are listed at the end of each presentation for any additional questions you may have.

The Arts

You are required to choose 2 different compulsory Arts subjects (each one runs for 1 semester)

*Please note that only one Music elective can be selected

Please click the links below to view the subject presentations which might help you in your selection.

Drama

Art

Visual Communication Design

Music

  • General Music*
  • Specialist Music*

Electives

You are required to select 6 electives from below, of which you will study 4. Place in order of preference 1-6.

Each elective except for languages runs for 1 semester. Language electives count as 2 electives.

(Every effort will be made to enable you to study your top 4 selections. This is subject to availability).

Please click the links below to view the elective presentations which might help you in your selection.

 

Languages

English Language Studies ELS
*With recommendation from Head of Individual Learning (no video)

English as an Additional Language Support (EAL)
*With recommendation from Head of Differentiated Learning (no video)

German 

French 

Chinese

  • Chinese (for non-background students)
  • Chinese (for background students)

Humanities

Geography: Poverty and Homelessness

Financial Literacy

Manage your money

Visual Arts

Art House: Fashion Ceramics Textiles

Technology

Essential Digital Technology

Technology/Art

Media Matters

Food Technology

Food Studies

Other

^ Students who would like to study a subject external to Firbank e.g. a language from VSL, please
select ‘Other’ as a subject on the portal and email your Wellbeing Leader and Director of Curriculum Isla
Harrigan.

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