Year 9 Options


I would like to share the plans for the Options process this year as we will need to adapt the usual timeline due to the current pandemic. We will be unable to invite parents into school to discuss progress with teachers so we will need to do this virtually. The details of the timeline are below:-


  • Options Evening Thursday 18th March – this will take place virtually and will involve a presentation giving details of the entire process and giving parents a chance to ask questions. This will take place within the student’s Teams account, on the Year 9 Team


  • Options Assemblies W/C Monday 22nd March – this will take place in school with the students watching information about each of the subjects that we offer during tutor period. The videos will be available on the website for parents to watch


  • Parents’ Evening Thursday 22nd April - this will take place virtually and will give parents chance to meet subject teachers to discuss current progress, as well as to look at suitability of studying at GCSE level. This event will take place through an online platform called School Cloud and more details will follow separately


  • Meetings with Senior Leadership Team Tuesday 27th April  you will be assigned a meeting with a member of the SLT to make final decisions about their options. Again this will take place virtually with details to follow


  • Options Form Deadline - Friday 30th April – this is the last date that changes can be made to the options form and subject choices


Prior to the Options Evening on the 18th March, the students will bring home an Options Form and a Grade Card. The Options Form will be one of the following


  • Ebacc Pathway – students will choose a language, Geography or History and 1 other subject (plus a reserve choice)


  • Core Pathway – students will choose an Ebacc subject – a language, Geography, History or Computer Science, and 2 other subjects (plus a reserve choice)


  • Support Pathway – students will choose 1 or 2 non GCSE subjects that focus on supporting their learning at KS4 and then 1 or 2 other subjects (plus a reserve choice)



Students will have a personalised options form that will indicate a selected pathway based on their suitability to studying different combinations of subjects.

Options Evening Presentation

Option 2021 - Achieve

Option 2021 - Art

Option 2021 - Business Studies

Option 2021 - Computing

Option 2021 - Design Technology

Option 2021 - Drama And Dance

Option 2021 - Design Technology

Option 2021 - Food

Option 2021 - Geography

Option 2021 - Hair & Beauty

Option 2021 - Health and Social Care

Option 2021 - History

Option 2021 - IGCSE ESL And ESOL

Option 2021 - Modern Foreign Languages

Option 2021 - Motor Vehicle

Option 2021 - Music

Option 2021 - Photography

Option 2021 - Psychology

Option 2021 -Sociology

Option 2021 - Sports Studies

Option 2021 - Study Plus