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 2024 Options Booklet.

Click here to View PowerPoint from the Options Evening.

Click here to see a training video on how to access year 9 options


     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 and Design or Graphics - only one can be selected
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Separate Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Vocational Qualifications

  • BTEC Tech Award in Business Studies Level 1 and 2
  • BTEC Tech Award in Sport Level 1 and 2
  • BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care Level 1 and 2
  • BTEC Tech Award in Information and Creative Technology Level 1 and 2

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.

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