Year 9 Subjects

Our aim at Banbury Academy is to provide all students with a broad and balanced KS4 curriculum tailored to the individual’s needs and with a range of possibilities and opportunities post-16. Since the National Curriculum continues until the end of year 11, some of what is studied at Key Stage 4 is compulsory with the remainder of the KS4 curriculum as optional. All students at in Year 9 will do English, Maths, Combined Science and Core PE.  In addition, the majority of students are also likely to be recommended to study Humanities (Geography, History) and/or Foreign Languages (French, Spanish) and will be able to further personalise their curriculum by selecting additional subjects as detailed in the Guided Choices Booklet below.

Curriculum information by subject

Subjects: Year 9
Curriculum Overviews
The Key Stage 4 Guided Choices Booklet 2017-2018
(current Year 9) contains overviews for all subjects for Year 9.

The current syllabus content, course structure and assessment for all subjects for KS4 is explained in the Guided Choices Booklet above. Please note that these documents were accurate at the time of uploading. However, changes to staff contacts and some course specifications may have been amended since the time of publishing. Please contact the subject teacher or Head of Department if you require further information.


PSHE at Banbury Academy is delivered through a combination of Aspirations Days, mentor time sessions, assemblies and via curriculum subjects.