Year 9 Options

GCSE options timeline and supporting activities

Year 9 options assemblyOctober 2017
All year 9 pupils discuss process and thoughts to date with member of Senior Leadership TeamNovember/December 2017
Year 9 parents’ information eveningThursday 18th January 2018

Year 9 parents’ evening with subject teachers


Thursday 25th January 2018
Options preference forms to be handed in byMonday 5th February 2018

Option choices

In addition to the core curriculum, pupils choose 1 option from A and 1 option from B:

Core curriculum (everyone)Option A


Option B


English language

English literature


Combined Science


History or Geography

Core PE



Art and Design



Physical Education


Triple Science***


Art and Design


Design Technology


Hospitality and Catering


Physical Education

*The ASDAN course will be offered to pupils following discussions with our SENDCo.

** What if you would like to study both History and Geography? Consider which other course you would like to do from either Option A or Option B. If you choose one from A, then choose Geography from B and History in core.

If you choose one from B, then choose History from A and Geography in core.

*** Triple Science will enable pupils to study Physics, Chemistry and Biology as separate subjects and will include the time already allocated to Combined Science on the timetable.

GCSE subject specifications:  To view more detailed information please click here.

GCSE Factsheet for Parents: To learn more about the new GCSE grading structure and key information, please click here.