Year 9 Options Information

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Dear Parents/Carers,

All Year 9 students will soon be asked to make decisions about the GCSE subjects they would like to study in Years 10 and 11 at The Leigh UTC. These are very important decisions and will determine the curriculum that each individual will follow during their next two years in school.

The Leigh UTC believes that each child should have the opportunity to succeed academically, in doing so we are offering an increased suite of courses for September 2022. The Academy has provided a set of courses that are balanced and flexible so that they can be tailored to meet the needs of our students whilst ensuring we meet our own vision of developing STEM professionals for the future global market.

In order to ensure students have as much as breadth in choosing their options we have put together the following options package which provides a range of GCSEs and Level 2 programmes for all our students.

Core Subjects

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Science
  • PE

Option Block 1

  • GCSE Computer 
  • Science 
  • GCSE German 
  • GCSE History 
  • GCSE Triple Science

Option Block 2

  • Business Studies (BTEC)
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Design & Technology
  • Engineering (BTEC)

Option Block 3

  • GCSE Art 
  • Engineering (BTEC) 
  • GCSE Electronics 
  • GCSE PE 
  • Digital IT (BTEC)

To help parents and students understand more fully about the options available, we will be holding assemblies during tutor time for the students w/c 19th April 2022 and an open evening event on 28th April 2022 for the parents. Information regarding the open evening event will be emailed nearer to the time. During the evening subject specialist staff will be available to answer any subject specific questions. The information given at this event will also be available in an e-booklet offered by the UTC.

In the meanwhile if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at the UTC.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Sweety Rekhi
Assistant Principal