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Brakenhale School

Year 9

Head of Year:
Miss S Douse

Assistant Head of Year:
Miss D Appleton

SLT Link:
Mr P McKane, Assistant Headteacher


B:  Mr J Swynford-Lain
R:  Mr S Futcher 
A:  Mr I Lloyd-Ahmed
K:  Mrs P Bagga
E:  Miss M Kaur 
N:  Miss M Sandhu 
H:  Mr C Maye 

Year 9 Choices for GCSE

During Year 9 students start their GCSE Choices process. This is an important and exciting part of their educational journey at Brakenhale School. Students will need to think carefully about the subjects they want to pursue, seek and listen to advice and then select them ready for the GCSE years 10 and 11.

We produce a booklet to outline the subject choices available and to explain the content of the courses. It supports the:

  • ‘GCSE Choices’ evening
  • subject fayre which gives students an opportunity to speak to teachers
  • website dedicated to ‘GCSE Choices’
  • assembly based on ‘GCSE Choices’
  • support in Tutor time and respective resources
  • one-to-one interviews as required


Year 9 Choices Evening for Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Thursday 21st March 2024 - 17:30 to 19:00


We hope that you were able to attend the Choices Evening on Thursday 21st March. Presentations were given at 17:40 (X half of the year group) and at 18:20 (Y half of the year group) in the main hall.

For their GCSE Chocies, all students will have the opportunity to choose from the full range of subjects we offer at GCSE. Please do note that some subjects may not run and we will confirm choices at the end of June. Please be aware that each student will be required to select two reserves.

The presentation will provide you with information about our Key Stage 4 (KS4), including the process of making choices and key information on our curriculum together with the core subjects. You can find a copy of the slides from the evening below.

The booklet for choices for study from 2024 to 2026 can also be found below.

During the evening, each subject had a stall and a representative available to discuss the courses we offer at Key Stage 4.  Parents and students were able to visit and ask questions to help decide the best combination of subjects.

Students will make their choices using our Bromcom platform. An email will be sent to each student with details about the selection process after the evening. The deadline for entering choices (including the reserves) is 19th April, 2024.

The subject information website contains subject information such as number of exams, coursework requirements and why students may wish to take that particular subject.

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