Year 9 Options

In Year 9, all pupils will study English, Mathematics and the three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) plus five option subjects. Within these five options, all pupils are required to study at least one Modern Foreign Language, except those who have already dropped all languages due to Learning Support (LS) requirements or those requiring English as an Additional Language (EAL). There will be the opportunity for pupils who have not studied Mandarin before to select this in Year 9. This would be a double option, anyone selecting this would have an additional three options. All pupils are also encouraged to maintain a balanced curriculum and are advised to have a mixture of creative, humanity and practical subjects.

Here at Langley School as part of their personal and leadership development Year 9 Pupils will choose between joining the Combined Cadet Force or Duke of Edinburgh.

Options we offer

  • Computer Science and ICT
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Fine Art
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mandarin
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Theology and Philosophy

Combined Cadet Force

The CCF at Langley is Tri-service: Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. Its aim is to “provide a disciplined organisation within school, so that pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance,” while giving a sense of service to the community.

During their time in CCF, cadets follow the syllabus appropriate to their chosen section. All Year 9 cadets undertake basic training at the start of the year, which includes uniform care, correct wearing of uniform, foot drill. At the end of the Lent term, cadets have the opportunity to attend a week long adventurous training camp at Dartmoor. At the end of the Trinity term, courses and section camps are offered to cadets to put into practise everything they have learnt during the year.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

It is intended that all pupils in Year 9 sign up for the Bronze Award. DofE is a lifechanging adventure, it is about going the extra mile and includes learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, helping others, and exploring the countryside. There are three progressive levels of programmes which when completed lead to a Bronze (Year 9), Silver (Year 10) or Gold DofE Award (16+).To achieve the Bronze Award, pupils complete in a programme of activities in four sections; volunteering, physical, expedition and skills. The best bit is pupils get to choose what activities to do, their programme can be full of activities and projects that get them buzzing.

Along the way they will pick up experiences, friends, skills and talents that will stay with them for life. It will form an integral part of the CCF and will give our pupils independence, self-confidence and demonstrate that a young person has the commitment to persevere and problem solve.