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:
|Year 9 Options Evening: 6pm
|Tuesday 5th March
|Year 9 Parents’ Evening
|Monday 11th March
|Options Form Deadline
|Thursday 28th March
|End of Year Exams: 3 Weeks
|Monday 3rd June
|Monday 15th July
On Tuesday the 13th February, a very special concert took place at Durham’s magnificent Town Hall. James Weeks, the conductor of Exaudi, a small professional chamber choir, has been working on composition with Year 13 A Level music pupils since the spring of 2023. Following a series of workshops in school, the compositions were finally performed […]
Published: February 22, 2024
In October 2023 the school moved Year 7 and 8 to Ushaw College, so we could resume Face to Face Teaching for all year groups as soon as possible. This allowed the school to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, and we are grateful that Durham University and Ushaw were able to be accommodate us […]
Published: February 7, 2024
Six brilliant candidates have received offers from Oxford or Cambridge this year. Congratulations to them all and we wish them every success as they prepare for their A Levels. Thank you to Miss Bird and all the Sixth Form staff who have given excellent support – as ever – during the application process.
Published: January 26, 2024