• Thursday 30 Jan – Academic Tutorials / Options Info
  • Thursday 13 Feb – Year 9 Subject Evening
  • Thursday 27 Feb – Year 9 Options Evening
  • Friday 28 Feb – Online Options Form opens
  • Friday 6 March – Deadline for Options Form
  • May / June – Options confirmed and courses begin

Year 9 into 10 Options

Everyone will study Core Subjects: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Combined or Separate Sciences (your teacher will advise you), and non-examined PE. You also study 4 option subjects, 1 from each pool.  You must also select one reserve subject which can be from any pool.

GCSEs
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
French Additional Maths / Statistics Art and Design (Fine Art) Art and Design (Photography)
Geography Art and Design (Fine Art) Art and Design (Photography) Art and Design (Textiles)
German Business Studies Business Studies Citizenship
History Citizenship Citizenship D&T Graphics
Spanish D&T Graphics Computer Science D&T Resistant Materials
  D&T Resistant Materials Dance Drama
  Drama Drama Food Preparation and Nutrition
  Food Preparation and Nutrition French Geography
  Geography Geography History
  History History Music
  Statistics Physical Education Religious Education
      Spanish

Vocational
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
  Enterprise and Marketing Enterprise and Marketing Health and Social Care
  Hospitality and Catering Health and Social Care Hospitality and Catering
  Performing Arts iMedia Music Technology
  Sports Studies Sports Studies  

You need prior agreement from the Learning Leader to study the following courses together:

  • Any two foreign Languages
  • Any two of Dance, Drama or Music
  • Art (Photography) and Art (Fine Art)
  • Art (Photography) and Art (Textiles)

You can only study one from these pairs, and the learning leader will guide you to the most appropriate:

  • Art (Fine) or Art (Textiles)
  • Physical Education or Sports Studies
  • Drama or Performing Arts
  • Music or Music Technology
  • Computer Science or iMedia
  • Business Studies or Enterprise and Marketing
  • D&T Graphics or D&T Resistant Materials
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition or Hospitality and Catering

If you cannot make your preferred combination there’ll be space on the options form to tell us.  We will do our best to help you.