Year 9

Homepage for Year 9.

Year 9 is an incredibly important year for any pupil’s journey through their school life. Whilst pupils in Year 9 still concentrate on achieving the best they can in all subjects during the year, both pupils and parents/carers will also be aware that the following two years are very important and that at the end of the Year 9, pupils will decide which subjects they are going to continue to study in Key Stage 4.  

Pupils will be provided with an abundance of information to help them make informed choices about their options. They will also be provided with a booklet which provides an indication of the progression routes which are currently available at St Leonard’s, post-16. 

The school offers Core and Optional subjects. As pupils will discover, all students study the ‘core’ subjects and have some choice from the ‘optional’ subjects. Some pupils will be guided towards particular courses which are suited to their styles of learning. 

The options process is an open process and if pupils or parents/carers have any queries or questions, please make the most of the individual parents’ evening during the school year and speak to their Key Stage Leader for further information.  

We are committed to getting the options process right for each and every pupil. 

See below for upcoming key dates for Year 9 for this year:

EventDate
Options Form DeadlineThursday 28th March
End of Year Exams: 3 WeeksMonday 3rd June
Activities WeekMonday 15th July

Parents’ Options Information evening recording 2024

Curriculum Recovery Videos

Maths
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1) Know, understand and use the index rules for multiplication and division  Link
2) Apply BIDMAS to calculations involving brackets, roots, indices as well as the four arithmetic operations.  Link
3) Estimate calculations by rounding numbers to 1 significant figure. Calculations will involve applying BIDMAS.  Link
4) Understand the definition of a negative power. Calculate the values of negative powers of whole numbers and fractions Link
5) Understand the definition of a fractional power. Calculate the values of fractional powers of square and cube numbers.  Link
6) Convert into and out of standard form Link
7) Solve linear equations involving brackets and fractions..  Link
8) Simplify expressions where more than one single bracket must be expanded.  Link
9) Know and use the formula for area and circumference of a circle.  Link
10) Use Pythagoras’ Theorem Link
11) Find the volume of prisms and cylinders.  Link
12) Find the surface area of prisms and cylinders.  Link
13) Find error intervals for numbers that have been rounded to a given number of decimal places.  Link
Maths additional support
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1) Know, understand and use the index rules for multiplication and division  Link
2) Apply BIDMAS to calculations. Link
3) Estimate calculations by rounding numbers to 1 significant figure.  Link
4) Convert into and out of standard form Link
5) Solve linear equations.  Link
6) Expand Brackets. Link
7) Factorise into a single bracket.  Link
8) Know and use the formula for area and circumference of a circle.  Link
9) Use Pythagoras’ Theorem. Link
10) Find the volume of prisms and cylinders.  Link
11) Find the surface area of prisms and cylinders.  Link
12) Find error intervals for numbers that have been rounded. Link
English
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Writing to persuade 1Link
Writing to persuade 2Link
Science
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1) Biology – CellsLink
2) Chemistry – AtomsLink
3) Physics – EnergyLink
French
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1) Y9 catch-upLink
2) PersonalityLink
3) Past tenseLink
4) TownLink
5) Planète Link
6) PersonalityLink

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Updated | 14th March, 2024 |

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