Year 9

Key Stage Lead

Mrs Gannon will work closely within school and with outside agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.

Pastoral Lead Y9

Pastoral Lead is Ms N Forrester

The Year 9 Team

Mrs Broklebank
Mr Brown
Mr Hood
Mrs Jones
Mr Turvey
Mrs Walker

Equipment List for school

  • Black pen – all exam boards now require students to write in black ink.
  • Green pen – to clearly show development and progress in work.
  • Calculator – available via the maths department.
  • Reading book
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring pencils


Subject areas covered at CNS


In year 9 students should expect approximately 7-8 hours’ homework per week. All homework should be recorded on the Show My Homework website/app. Some departments will set larger project-type homework which may take longer.

It is really important to create good habits regarding homework in year 9, as teachers will want to see a strong work ethic, especially as you may want to choose the subject for GCSE next year. If your child does not have set homework, please encourage them to read or even check over work they have finished. This will develop their ability to critique and improve their own work and subsequently understand the best way to answer in exam situations.


Students in year 9 will have assessments throughout the year to make sure they are on schedule to reach their full potential. In all subjects they will be assessed through multiple choice assessment to give clear feedback on their progress.

Top Tips for Success in Year 9

Communication with school is really important. Parents should continue contact their child’s tutor in the first instance; this can be via telephone or e-mail.

There are several opportunities during the year to meet with tutors and teachers. Students will also receive a progress report and a subject report every year.


Why and how we set homework