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Year 9 Options


Towards the end of Year 9, students are ready to make well informed option choices about which subjects they would like to study at Key Stage 4.

To help students make the best choices for them, they receive personalised support and advice.

Options Evening for students currently in Year 9 is on 12 January 2022.

In Years 10 and 11 students follow a personalised pathway which is appropriately challenging and carefully designed to prepare them effectively for future learning and employment. Almost all students study 9 GCSEs or equivalent, with over seventy percent following the EBacc pathway (compulsory subjects, plus History and / or Geography options).

All students in Year 10 and Year 11 study:

  • English Language GCSE 
  • English Literature GCSE
  • Maths GCSE
  • Science (dual award) GCSE
  • A modern foreign language (French, Spanish, Urdu, Arabic or Italian)GCSE
  • Core PE

Plus, three options subjects from a choice of: History GCSE, Geography GCSE, Religious Studies GCSE, Art GCSE, Drama GCSE, Computer Science GCSE, Graphics GCSE, Product Design GCSE, Food and Nutrition GCSE, Business Studies GCSE, Textiles BTEC, Music BTEC, Sports BTEC, Creative iMedia Cambridge National L1/2 and Health and Social Care Cambridge National L1/L2.