Options Process: Year 9

Options Process : Year 9

The following information sets out the process for students in Year 9 deciding on their GCSE Options for KS4.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is made up of the following:

  • The Core - English, Maths, Science, RS and Core PE
  • Option Subjects - 3 subjects from a variety of curriculum areas such as humanities, languages, creative and performing arts

To help the students to make informed choices at KS4, students will make their choices based on:

  • Appropriate routes for learning
  • Prior data and student performance
  • The best academic route to be successful through KS4

Students will follow:

  • The Core subjects
  • 3 option subjects including at least one Language, Humanity and a Creative/Performing subject

Students currently make their choices from the following subject areas:

Art  BTEC in Travel and Tourism  Business Studies
Citizenship   Computer Science        Dance
Design Technology Drama    Food Studies
French  Geography History
Media Studies   Music Photography   
Physical Education Spanish