Year 9s are on the whole less cocky than both years before them. This is also the year you choose your GCSE options, although most people regret these by Year 10 and change them to another subject they regret just as much.
In Year 9 rather than being in forms for your classes you are put in a mixed group, with roughly 5 people from each form. You are in these classes for every subject apart from the language you chose in Year 8 and one drama lesson a fortnight.
The current Year 9 joined in 2018, and their Head of Year is Mr Grehan (who doesn't like them much because they keep starting fights).
The current Year 9s are not actually in forms this year, but instead their teaching groups to 'reduce the spread of coronavirus' although if one gets covid-19 they're all off anyway.
Note: Rather than saying "9S" for example, we use "18S" so that we don't need to update the year group each new school year