Students in Years 10 and 11 study up to four subject options alongside the core subjects of English, Maths, Science, PE and Work Related Learning, Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) and Religious Studies.
For students who are entering Key Stage 4, there is a significant range of courses available including examination programmes as well as vocational and applied courses. Year 9 students will begin the process of selecting their GCSE option subjects in February/March of Year 9.
For current Year 9 students the process will begin on Friday 11 February 2022 where our Options Information Booklet will go live on this page. The Booklet will outline the subjects that are available from September 2022 to May 2024.
On Thursday 10 March we will host our Year 9 Options Evening where parents/carers and students will be able to speak to subject specialists to find out more about the subjects on offer, as well as answer any questions you may have about the process.
There will be a period of two weeks after this for you and your child to make choices, and I would encourage you to make the most of the Year 9 Parents’ evening on Thursday 3 March to discuss Options with individual subject teachers.
Parents will be sent a link via ParentMail to complete an online Option form with their child’s choices of Options. They will be asked to check with you that you are happy with their choices before they submit this form. The link will be sent on the afternoon of Friday 11 March. The deadline for the online submission of Option Forms is Friday 1 April 2022.
You can find out more and view the options available to students in the Year 9 Options Guide below.