Year 9 Options

Year 9 students have begun the process of considering their Option Choices for their forthcoming Key Stage 4 courses. Students will be asked to choose four Option Subjects to complete their Key Stage 4 curriculum.

Click here to see 2023 Options Booklet.


     Core Subjects    

Students will study all of the core subjects below:


  • English Language and English Literature (equivalent to 2 GCSEs)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
    • Combined Science (equivalent to 2 GCSEs)
    • Three Separate Sciences (Biology, Chemistry & Physics - 3 GCSEs)
  • Core PE (non-GCSE)

     Options Subjects    


Students will study four of the Options Subjects below:

GCSE Qualifications

  • Art, Craft & Design or Graphics - only one can be selected
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Statistics (you must be achieving a minimum of Grade 5 in Mathematics to select this option)

Vocational Qualifications

  • BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise (Business)
  • BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Sport
  • BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology
  • Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality & Catering

As part of the Year 9 Options Process, all students are offered a careers interview with our Careers Advisor, Mrs Thompson, to support them in their decision-making process. They are also given an options work booklet to go through with staff in Tutor Time.

In addition, we are offering a Taster Day for students to give them the opportunity to get a better idea of some of the subjects available. Students are asked to decide which taster sessions they would like to sign up to. An Options Evening for parents/carers and students will be held and there will be the opportunity to sign up for presentations from staff on the Option Subjects available.

We are currently expanding our curriculum offer to include some further Vocational Courses. For information about all the Options Subjects that are available to students please click here for the Options Booklet.

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