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Year 9 Options Outrage

Posted by ??? from Cardiff - Published on 11/02/2012 at 11:07
7 comments » - Tagged as Education

  • Decision

Yn Gymraeg

So, it's time for the Year 9s to choose their options and the majority of my year are going crazy!

Some of the options are in the same block and people wanted to choose them. This outrage has caused problems, anger and frustration. Everybody is debating over the different subjects they'll be choosing. Someone says, "who chose that? Who chose this?" but everybody likes different things and it's their choice. Friendships have an influence on subject decisions but if your friends will not support you then you have go through on your own.

Friends should support your options and respect that everybody is different. If they want to express their fury, let them. Ultimately it's your decision.

Posted by ChloeMaii x


I have just gone on the Careers Wales website and found out I can't take what I want as they are in the same columns. It is unfair as other people got what they want. I am in top set in everything and all they have in the last column is:

  • BTEC Business Studies 
  • BTEC Music 
  • BTEC Public Services 
  • Child Development GCSE 
  • Science Additional GCSE 
  • Textiles GCSE

I don't want to do BTECs and I don't want to do Textiles or Additional Science.

In the second column is:

BTEC Ext Health and Social Care 
BTEC Sport Ext Cert 
Business GCSE 
Spanish GCSE

Like I said I don't want to do BTECs and I don't want to do Art, Business or Spanish.

In the first column is:

Design Technology Resistant Materials 
Drama GCSE 
History GCSE 
Home Economics Food & Nutrition GCSE 
Information Technology GCSE 
Leisure and Tourism / Geography GCSE

In this column I want to take Drama GCSE and Information Technology GCSE but I can only take one.

Some of the pupils in my class have given their opinions, the following words are from them:

"A load of s***"



"It's an absolute joke! Sort it out!"

As you can see this has annoyed many people including me. This is just a super joke. Some people are actually on about not choosing their options.

Posted by PS3Girl


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justin bieber 4 ever

justin bieber 4 ever

Commented 51 months ago - 11th February 2012 - 16:14pm

its hard to chose because you have to chose what you want to do it took me a lot a lot of thinking to know what to chose and i chose mine but now im still thinking i dont want to do them why cant there be something on there i want to do its quite stressing to think about it and then there is nothing on there i want to do its just stressing me at the moment



Commented 51 months ago - 11th February 2012 - 21:05pm

There was a similar problem when i was choosing my GCSE options about 4 years ago; very stressful stuff!
I'd suggest you talk to the senior staff in your school, and tell them your about your issues - If enough of you express concern, i'm sure they'll make an effort to reorganise the option columns :)
Try not to worry too much about it though; speaking from experience, even if you can't take all of the options that you would like, it's not the end of the world :)
I'm sure the staff in your school will take your concerns into account though - Good luck!

justin bieber 4 ever

justin bieber 4 ever

Commented 51 months ago - 13th February 2012 - 20:33pm

i know i just got to try and just like not worrie now ive chosen them i dont really want to do them but it matters a bit to me like i wanted to do one but the other ones i dont want to do i just think its a big decision for me and i got to try and pick the right ones in my life but it hard but trying as hard as i can but its just not that much happening

Jeff the Fridge

Jeff the Fridge

Commented 51 months ago - 17th February 2012 - 13:10pm

atleast u dont have to take Welsh Baccaluriate and Re Cumpulsory.. =(



Commented 51 months ago - 19th February 2012 - 18:05pm

actually i think i do need to take them, i hate re i am no good at it.


Commented 50 months ago - 14th March 2012 - 08:51am

i picked the opions i want so im OK



Commented 50 months ago - 20th March 2012 - 21:25pm

I go to Glantaf and Welsh is driving me crazy! I can't stand mutations at all!

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