Years 7 and 8 are the foundations to your time at High School, you will learn about many subjects and courses.
Compulsory national curriculum subjects are: English, maths, science, history, geography ,modern foreign languages, design and technology, art and design, music, physical education, citizenship, computing.
Schools must provide religious education (RE) and sex education from key stage 3 but parents can ask for their children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it.
Year 9 is a big year as you will get to decide on some of the courses you study for GCSE, there are core subjects; English, Maths and Science which you must take, and there are also foundations subjects; Computing, PE and Citizenship.
The subjects you take for GCSE and are good at will direct you to what to do the further you move on in education.
You will need to use this knowledge to help you make informed decisions about what subjects you like and are good at, this will then help you in deciding what subjects you are going to take for GCSE.
What are your choices after Year 11?
You can choose to:-
Study full-time at sixth form or college or with a training provider (further education)
Start an apprenticeship or traineeship
Get a job with training
Work or volunteer full-time with part-time study or training
Don't forget that whatever choice you make you have to stay in education or training until you are 18.
Simple explanation of what to do in year 12/13 and link to the detailed year 12/13 page.