Year 9 Information, Advice and Guidance

Welcome to the Year 9 Information, Advice and Guidance page. Here you will find all the information you will need to support your child to choose their option subjects, which they will begin studying at the start of Year 10.

Please note that the options process and subjects offered is reviewed annually. The information below refers to the options process in 2020-21.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Which subjects can my child choose from?
Humanities Option Choices
History (GCSE)

Geography (GCSE)

Art (GCSE)

Photography (GCSE)

History (GCSE)

Geography (GCSE)

Spanish (GCSE)

Performing Arts – Acting (RSL)

Performing Arts – Dance (RSL)

Music (RSL)

Engineering (OCR)

Health and Social Care (BTEC)

Travel and Tourism (BTEC)

Creative Media (BTEC)

Sport (BTEC)

Students will choose one of these subjects Students must choose a 1st, 2nd, 3rd , 4th and 5th choice.

The Microsoft Form will be emailed to parents/carers on Friday 30th April

Email before the deadline for submission (Monday 10th May at 9.00 am) and a member of our team will correct this on the system.

The deadline is Monday 10th May at 9.00 am

Yes they can. They need to make sure they put their first preference in their Humanities option choice. They then can put the second Humanities subject as one of their five choices from the other Option block.

There are three combinations we have said that students cannot choose.

  • History, Geography and Spanish – this is due to the time allocation for some of the option subjects and there will not be enough curriculum time to complete this combination of subjects
  • Art and Photography or Performing Arts Acting and Dance – we want to ensure students have a broad curriculum to study to ensure they keep as many choices open to them when they leave Trinity Academy Bradford. If students study either of these combinations this narrows down the curriculum they will study.

No. Core PE is part of the curriculum in all year groups. Students will have one lesson per week of PE in Years 10 and 11.

If students wish to work towards a qualification in Sport then they should choose BTEC Sport as one of their choices.

Whilst we will endeavour to ensure students study their three preferred choices we ask that all students put down an additional two choices in the event that we cannot timetable their first three choices.

Please refer to the guidance in the subject choices booklet or watch the subject promotional videos in this IAG section. Students can also speak to their subject teachers in the Academy. If you have further questions after having explored these options, please complete the Microsoft Form and a member of the curriculum team will either:

  • Reply to you via email
  • Contact you by phone

If you have any questions relating to careers advice and guidance then you can book a meeting with our Connexions Careers Adviser. To do this please contact

Any other query:

Please complete the Microsoft Form and a member of the curriculum team will either:

  • Reply to you via email
  • Contact you by phone
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