This week saw the launch of our Year 9 Options process in school. All Year 9
students participated in an assembly led by Mrs Stamford, Deputy Headteacher, in
which she gave detailed information of the process. This included what they
should consider when making their choices; how our dedicated staff team can
support them in making informed decisions based on their interests, aspirations
and goals, as well as providing them with an information booklet to share at
home. For a digital copy of the Options Booklet (click here)

We were scheduled to hold our Options Evening for Year 9 students and their
parent(s) / carer(s) on Thursday 20th January. Unfortunately, owing to the ongoing
pandemic, it is not possible to host the evening we had planned. However, we
know how important this evening is in helping our students, their parents and
carers, to understand the options process and what we have on offer. Therefore, in
addition to the assembly held in school on 19th January, we have put together this
webpage which includes all the information and support you and your child
require in order to understand the process and what it entails.

On this page, you will find a video by Mrs Stamford about the entire Options
process and how to make sure your child is making informed decisions based on
their future goals; I recommend that you watch this video first. In addition, you will
find videos and course information for every subject on offer for study at
Headlands. The information provided will give you and your child an opportunity to
see what each subject entails, consider which are of interest to them and help you
support them in making an informed choice.

 

If you have any questions after watching the videos, please click here and a member of staff will get back to you.

Year 9 students will receive an Options Form to fill in with their choices, or a copy can be downloaded by clicking here.

History

Watch this video by Miss Bradley about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)

Watch this video by Mrs Hewitt about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Geography

Watch this video by Miss Bunton about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Art

Watch this video by Mrs Bannister about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Computer Science

Watch this video by Mr Williamson about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Business

Watch this video by Mrs Smuts about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Religious Studies

Watch this video by Mrs Fairlamb about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

PE

Watch this video by Mr Hoult about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11 if you choose PE as an option. If you don’t choose PE as one of your options, you will still have PE lessons every week.

Dance

Watch this video about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Drama

Watch this video about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Film Studies

Watch this video about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Music

Watch this video about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Design and Technology (3D Design)

Watch this video by Mr Shaw about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Design and Technology (Food)

Watch this video by Mrs Jones about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Science

Watch this video by Mrs McKean about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11.

Maths

Watch this video by Mr Fraser about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11 and why Maths is brilliant.

English

Watch this video by Mr Woodcock, Miss West and Miss Syrett about what you will learn in Years 10 and 11 in English language and literature lessons.

Parents Information