Options 2021

Please click the links below to see more information about each subject area.   The recording of the Options Meeting is available here:

Link to Options Evening Recording


History Geography Computer Science Modern Foreign Languages
Art and Photography Business Studies Drama Dance
Design and Technology Creative iMedia Citizenship Hospitality and Catering
Media Studies Music Physical Education Travel and Tourism



I hope that this email finds you all well, may I first take the opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support for staff and students during this trying time.

This week we are introducing our GCSE Options process with students which will help get them set up for the next step which is confirming option choices. Starting on Monday, 1st February, students will be asked to access some videos within Microsoft Forms and then complete a very short questionnaire for each GCSE option subject. This will provide key information about the course and will help students to understand what to expect if they choose to select the subject.

It is really important that students access all of these forms and watch all the videos, so that they are able to make well-informed decisions. The form also gives students the opportunity to ask specific questions and these will be passed onto the relevant Head of Faculty/Department.

To give you a breakdown of the key information I have outlined them in short bullet points below:

  • Students will select a total of 3 GCSE options, plus an additional reserve choice.
  • Students must select one of the following subjects: History, Geography, Computer Science, French or Spanish.
  • The final two choices can be from any of the option choices listed: History, Geography, Computer Science, French, Spanish, Physical Education, Dance, Creative I-Media, Media Studies, Hospitality and Catering, Technology, Business, Citizenship, Design Technology, Drama, Art, Photography and Travel and Tourism.

Students will, of course continue to study Mathematics, English Literature, English Language, Science, Religious Studies and Core Physical Education.

The Options Evening will take place on 24th February at 7.00pm. This will consist of access to a video introduction plus access to the Faculty/Department information for each option subject. Your child will be unable to select options prior to the 24th February, but from the 25th onwards an online options process will operate until the final deadline of Wednesday, 3rd March 2021. Details of this online process will be forwarded to you in due course.


Page Downloads Date  
FAQ Options Process 24th Feb 2021 Download
Yr 9 Options Subject Brochure 2021 24th Feb 2021 Download