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Havelock Academy

Our goal is to provide excellent opportunities in an open, positive and purposeful climate for all to achieve excellence, become lifelong learners and responsible, successful, well rounded citizens.

Havelock Futures - Year 9

Year 9 Futures Evening (Virtual Event)

This year we will be hosting two Virtual Futures Evenings:

Pathway Red Pathway Green Pathway Blue Pathway
Date Wednesday 27th January 2021 Thursday 28th January 2021

Thursday 28th January 2021

Session 1 4.30pm 4.30pm 4.30pm
Session 2 5.30pm 5.30pm 5.30pm
Link to event Click here to access the virtual event Click here to access the virtual event Click here to access the virtual event

Note: If you are watching on a smartphone/tablet device, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app to watch the message or clicking the link below will display the message "Invalid URL".

No sign-in is required to watch the message. It should just ask for a name and then allow you to watch. 

Year 9 Options 

Year 9 Options is one of the most exciting times in your education as it gives you your first real opportunity to select some of the subjects that you will study for the next two years. It also marks the start of planning for your future; the decisions that you make now will have an impact on post 16 and career choices.

Subject Time allocation
English (Language/Literature) 4
Maths 4
Science 4
Core Physical Education 1
Option A 3
Option B 3
Option C 3
Option D 3

If you would like to view all of the subjects on offer at Havelock Academy please download the Subjects at Glance document below, this document will give you an oversight across all subjects at a glance.

Subjects at a Glance Overview

Core Subjects

All students will study the 5 Core (Compulsory) subjects listed below:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Science
  • Core PE


 The Russell Group of top universities identified ‘facilitating subjects’ at A Level i.e. subjects which are most likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses and ones that will keep the most options open. These are:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (Combined Science; Triple Science - Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Geography and History
  • Languages (classical and modern)
  • Computer Science

Option Subjects

 In Year 10, in addition to the five Core (compulsory) subjects you will have the opportunity to study four other subjects these may include GCSE and/or BTEC qualifications.    

Option Blocks

Block A Block B Block C Block D
History History History Business Studies
Geography Geography Geography Food Preparation and Nutrition
French French French French
Entry Level English Functional Skills Maths Hair and Beauty Hair and Beauty
EAL Business Studies Business Studies PE
Computer Science Drama Food Preparation and Nutrition Sport
Photography Sport Dance iMedia
Statistics Art and Design iMedia Photography
Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Photography Art and Design
  Health and Social Care Music

 The options shaded yellow are not available to all students.

 It is important to emphasise that our options process will follow a supportive ‘pathway’ approach. Each of you has been assigned to a specific options pathway and this has been designed to ensure that you select GCSE/BTEC qualification that maximise your future potential.

You can download a copy of the Futures Four pathway booklets below: OPTONS FORMS WILL 'GO LIVE' on 28th January 2021

Red Pathway Green Pathway Blue Pathway
Red Pathway Futures Booklet Green Pathway Futures Booklet Blue Pathway Futures Booklet

Red Option Form 


Green Option Form Blue Option Form
THE OPTIONS FORMS WILL 'GO LIVE' on 27th and 28th January 2021 - you will only be able to complete this form once.


If you would like a paper copy of your Pathway booklet please complete the form below:


Request a Paper Pathway Booklet


Need some help? request a call back from a member of the academy staff or ask a question for your teacher to answer during the virtual event. 

Request a call back Have a question?
Request Support Questions for Futures Virtual Evening

 Click below to read all about the courses we have on offer, you can click on the course names below for a quick video introduction from the Head of Faculty or you can download the subject guide.

Subject Subject Guide

GCSE Art and Design

Art and Design Subject Guide

GCSE Combined Science

Combined Science Subject Guide

GCSE Business studies

Business Studies Subject Guide
GCSE Computer Science Computer Science Subject Guide
GCSE English Language English Language Subject Guide
GCSE English Literature English Literature Subject Guide
Entry Level English Entry Level English Subject Guide
Functional Skills Maths Functional Skills Maths Subject Guide
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition Food Preparation and Nutrition Subject Guide
GCSE French French Subject Guide
GCSE Geography

Geography Subject Guide

Hair and Beauty

Hair and Beauty Subject Guide

BTEC Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Subject Guide
GCSE History History Subject Guide
iMedia iMedia Subject Guide
GCSE Mathematics Mathematics Subject Guide
BTEC Music Music Subject Guide
GCSE PE PE Subject Guide
BTEC Performing Arts (Dance) Performing Arts (Dance) Subject Guide
BTEC Performing Arts (Drama) Performing Arts (Drama) Subject Guide
GCSE Photography Photography Subject Guide
GCSE Statistics Statistics Subject Guide
BTEC Sport Sport Subject Guide


 Careers support

 If you have any questions regarding careers please email Miss Woodhouse on:

Careers support