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Options (Year 9 into 10)

As students prepare to leave Year 9, they make the first of a series of important choices about which qualifications they wish to gain throughout the next two years. The booklet below help guide students towards making the best choices for their future.

The range of qualifications and subjects available to students during Years 10 and 11 is comprehensive. It provides students with the opportunity to follow a broad academic curriculum while at the same time having the ability to follow interests and career specific routes. Throughout the Key Stage, we expect all students to complete work to the highest possible standard so that they leave Year 11 ready to commence Post-16 studies with a wide variety of options open to them.

Please find below the options booklet containing further guidance on the process and each offered subject.  In addition there are a list of FAQs and short course introduction videos to help you make an informed decision.


Click the image below to view the Year 9 Options presentation (20/01/21)




Please click on the subjects below to hear more about what you could be learning at GCSE level:

Leaflet - what is Engineering?

Leaflet - a parents guide to Engineering careers

Leaflet - career route map for Engineering in England

Leaflet - vocational and apprenticeships

MFL presentation




 Friday 15th January 2021   

Parents and students to receive Options Booklet and be given access to Online Subject presentations providing information regarding subject selection and course details.  


Monday 18th January 2021              

Online booking system goes live, allowing parents to make appointments with subject specialist (20th January) to seek further guidance on course details  


Wednesday 20th January 2021

Live online presentation followed by parents/subject specialist Q&A appointments  


Thursday 21st January 2021

 Online options form goes live 


Monday 8th February 2021

Year 9 Parents’ Evening 


Tuesday 23rd February 2021 

Deadline for options selection 


July 2021 

Letters home confirming options allocated for students