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10/07/24

An incredible experience for Y10 students who visited Rome last week. Highlights included standing on the stunning Spanish steps pic.twitter.com/7qKAI16Ixv

10/07/24

Our Mental Health Ambassadors receive recognition for their work as a Be Well Hub pic.twitter.com/sjUZfDSam1

10/07/24

South London Leaders coming together to celebrate the work of South London Listens and the Be Well Hubs. So proud to contribute to this special community! pic.twitter.com/qkjVgB7xiK

10/07/24

First stop, visiting the penguins at London Zoo 🐧 pic.twitter.com/b2YsSeyJxv

10/07/24

The beauty of Wales! One of our Y7’s captured this beautiful view 🙌 pic.twitter.com/gtlfM4uuyF

10/07/24

Teamwork makes the dream work! Our wonderful Y7’s supporting one another on their trip to Wales 💫 pic.twitter.com/ZwWJlA3WWk

10/07/24

Our Y7’s embracing their expedition in Wales! pic.twitter.com/wR6BAtlkQd

04/07/24

Our wonderful new Y7’s joined us for our Transition event. They all wrote postcards to their future Y11 self. We will treasure these until their Y11 graduation! 💫 pic.twitter.com/nUPgdr6Bwb

02/07/24

Our Y10 Religious Studies students have arrived in Rome. What a start to the trip seeing the iconic Trevi Fountain 💫 pic.twitter.com/tpTINkINP3

25/06/24

National Debate Mate Champions! The founder credited our exceptional students stating they were “born to lead, and they need to carry on leading as these girls are the future”. We could not be prouder! Congratulations 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/UvI3o53AGv

21/06/24

So proud of our incredible athletes winning the Harris Federation Regionals! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/mvmXUDwaZZ

04/06/24

Year 10 had a great afternoon Fascinating session explaining research, Q&A with student ambassadors and tour. Lovely to have an HGAED alumni as our guide. Thanks and for organising. pic.twitter.com/5xGaDfpFsX

15/05/24

Using our green space to promote physical and mental wellbeing as part of pic.twitter.com/YBDT53XLAx

15/05/24

Yoga and affirmations in our Health Hut for Mental Health Awareness Week pic.twitter.com/QuboefDe9H

14/05/24

Our Mental Health week activities run by our brilliant Mental Health Ambassadors and pic.twitter.com/EAfGjl32na

09/05/24

Our brilliant Mental Health Ambassadors sharing the impact of their work as a 'Be Well Hub' on film for all to see. Thank you to for setting up this brilliant resource at HGAED. pic.twitter.com/GRHi8Ds0Im

09/05/24

Wishing all our incredible Y11 and Y13 students the very best of luck for their examinations. You have worked so hard and deserve every success. Good Luck! The whole HGAED community is behind you 💫 pic.twitter.com/3xpo6nzKUq

29/04/24

An impressive £103 raised at our Bake Sale in support of . A huge thank you to the Y10 prefects for organising and everyone who donated 👏 pic.twitter.com/J3wrTFJTVU

24/04/24

Fantastic day with working with year 7 King's Scholars. Thanks to all involved in setting up the event. pic.twitter.com/pRUL5KIoAw

19/04/24

Thank you so much to our brilliant young artists for sharing their Digital Futures exhibition with the SLT. Their presentation generated so many interesting conversations about the future of technology. Thank you so much! pic.twitter.com/k16CdR3LXS

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Year 9 Options

Making curriculum choices in Year 9 is a very important process here at HGAED. It is an opportunity for you and your daughter to take increased control of the education choice on offer to her.

The options chosen for Years 10 and 11 will affect how your daughter will spend her time at school for the next two years. The choices made will also influence what options are available after Year 11 in terms of further study. These options will be studied alongside our core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, MFL, Core PE and PSHE.

It is vitally important to choose subjects for the correct reasons. Spend some time with your daughter thinking about what subjects she enjoys doing, what keeps her interested and motivated.


Options Evening presentation

Click HERE to download the presentation from the Year 9 Options Parents Information Evening on 4th December 2023.


2024 Options Booklet

Click HERE to download the Options Booklet.

Options Booklet 2024 (1)


Good reasons for choosing an option

  • You are good at the subject
  • You think you will enjoy the course
  • It fits your career ideas and plans
  • It goes well with your other choices
  • It helps to give you plenty of choice post 16
  • You think you might want to continue studying it post 16
  • Your research shows that it will interest you and motivate you to learn

Bad reasons for choosing an option

  • Your friends have chosen it
  • You think it will be easy
  • Someone else thinks it is a good idea
  • You like the teacher you have now
  • You did not have time to research your options properly

Important dates 2023-24

6/11/23 - Launch assembly. This is to introduce students to the process and give some good, general starting advice.

W/C 13/11/23 - Preliminary Surveys. This is an opportunity for students to express interest in the various options available. It is not their selection for the year.

4/12/23, 17:00 -17:45 - Year 9 Options Parents Information Evening (Via Microsoft Teams). Mr Bonful will explain the process to parents and carers so they are fully informed and can support their daughter in the best possible way. Full details are in the letter that will be given out in advance of the event.

13/12/23, 14:10 -15:10 - Year 9 Options Market Place (Hall). Heads of Department and subject specialists to meet with all students and give every student the opportunity to ask subject specific questions. This event is designed to give students more information on the key knowledge and skills that will be required and developed.

14/12/23 – 5/1/24 - Option Forms Submitted (Online). Students will be given a form to make their choice of humanity, first and second preference for Option A and Option B. These will be the final choices. Subjects with insufficient interest will not be able to run.

W/C 15/1/24 - Confirmation of choices. Final confirmation letters sent to parents/carers.

27/2/24 - Year 9 Parent Consultation - This will be an opportunity to discuss progress and attainment in all subjects, alongside suitability for option courses selected.


Information for parents/carers

Below is a short video that we feel will help students and their parents/carers start discussing what options are best for their future aspirations.