Year 9 Options Information
Welcome to the 2021 options process
Please watch this brief video that gives a little more guidance on completing the options form:
If you have any subject specific questions please don't hesitate to contact the subject leaders listed in the options booklet or for more general questions please contact your child's tutor.
The online consultation evenings in early March are an ideal time to discuss option choices with your child's teachers. Details on this event and how to book appointments will be available nearer the time.
How is the curriculum organised?
Core subjects that teach the skills needed for a changing world
An average of 10 GCSEs
A pathway to suit every student
A wide range of high achieving courses
Building on previous experience and results
All students study Maths, English, Science, Modern Foreign Language(s), Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, Theology and Ethics, Music, Dance, Drama and ICT/Computing.
Students in year 9 also have lessons in Games/PE and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education).
Year 10 and 11
All students study Maths, English Language, English Literature, Science, Design and Technology, and Theology and Ethics
All students are able to take a Modern Foreign Language, and the vast majority do so. Students are also able to study a second language.
Option subjects are Geography, History, Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Business Studies, Health and Social Care, ICT/Computing and GCSE PE.
Some students also have the option to take GCSE Media Studies or follow a Pathways course that builds a wide range of skills and leads to an ASDAN qualification.
Students in years 10 and 11 continue to have lessons in Games/PE and PSHCE.
The following video presentations have been recorded by subject leaders to give you an overview of their course and what that may lead to in further study.