Year 9 Options

Year 9 Options

It is always difficult to make decisions about which courses to follow at GCSE and often there are no right or wrong answers. However, the more informed you are, the easier the decision making process. The subject information will help you make the best decision for your future.

Things to consider are:

  • The subjects you like. You will often be more successful at what you enjoy!
  • Where you want to be in the future: which subjects will help you with Sixth Form, University or employment.
  • Your studies and not your social life! Don’t study a subject just because your friends are doing so, or because you liked a teacher you had in a subject in the past —you need to think about the best thing for you in the future.
  • Asking the questions which will help you to find out as much as you can about each course.

Please see Pathways Options letter and book in the announcements section.

Option process January 2023

There is course information on our Key Stage 4 Curriculum page about new subjects in Business, Health and Social care, Film Studies and Dance.

You will find presentations below about all option subjects.

Check our ‘Frequently Asked Questions‘, to help clarify what different qualifications mean and how many subjects you can choose and in what combination. If you have further questions, please speak to your tutor, your subject teachers or Mrs Pitt.

If you require a printed version of our Key Stage 4 options booklet, you can download a version here….

The digital Year 9 Options Reply Form has been sent to all Year 9 students on Edulink. The deadline for completing and submitting your options form is 2nd February 2023. A printed copy of the option from should be handed to your form Tutor.

Art Option

Business Studies Option

Dance Option

Design Technology Option

Drama Option

Film Studies

Food Preparation and Nutrition Option (must be currently studying)

French and Spanish Options (EBACC) (must be currently studying)

Geography Option (EBACC)

Health And Social Care Option (BTEC)

History Option (EBACC)

ICT Option (vocational) (must be currently studying)

Music Option (must be currently studying)


Religious Education Option

Textiles Option (must be currently studying)