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 2021. 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. 

Year 9 options event – GCSE options

Core Subjects

English Language
English Literature
Mathematics
Combined Science
PE

Option Block 1
Choose one subject

Computing
German
History
Triple Science

Option Block 2
Choose one subject

Business Studies (BTEC)
Computing
Design & Technology
Engineering (BTEC)
History

Option Block 3
Choose one subject

English Language
English Literature
Mathematics
Combined Science
PE

Computing
German
History
Triple Science

Business Studies (BTEC)
Computing
Design & Technology
Engineering (BTEC)
History

Art
Engineering (BTEC)
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 and a Parent and Teacher evenings on Thursday 29th April 2021 and 6th May 2021. Information regarding this event has been emailed and the letter can be accessed via the link here:  https://theleighutc.org.uk/year-9-parent-teacher-evening-thursday-29th-april-2021-thursday-06th-may-4pm-6-30pm/ (please see the details below)  followed by a virtual Teacher and Parent live event in Module 5 on 4th May 2021,  where there will be staff presentations to explain the options for each subject area and explaining the content of each course.  

Live Parent Event

4th May 2021 from 16-18h:

  • 04/05/2021 – 16 – 16:10h – Electronics
  • 04/05/2021 – 16:10-16:20h – Engineering Tech Award
  • 04/05/2021 – 16:20 – 16:30h – Computer Science and IT Tech Award
  • 04/05/2021 – 16:30 – 16:40h – Triple Science
  • 04/05/2021 – 16:50 – 17h  –  Art
  • 04/05/2021 – 17 – 17:10h – D&T
  • 04/05/2021 – 17:10 – 17:20h – German
  • 04/05/2021 – 17:20 – 17:30h – GCSE PE
  • 04/05/2021 – 17:30 – 17:40h – History
  • 04/05/2021 – 17:40 – 17:50h – Business Studies**

CLICK HERE FOR THE MEET LINK
** Teacher not available.

Staff will also be on hand to answer your questions. The information given at this event will also be available in a booklet offered by the UTC.  Further support from tutors and teachers will also be made available.

Options form
Please Note: Deadline is on 10th May

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