Learning and Teaching

GCSE Options

Welcome to the Year 9 Options page for 2024.  
The Options booklet for Cohort 2024-2026 is available here We are excited to be able to offer you a wide range of subjects to suit your current skillset as well as your future career plans and ambitions.  
In Year 10 and 11, all students study the core subjects of English (four hours), mathematics (four hours), science (four hours), and core physical education (PE - one hour). You will also study your choice of four option subjects (three hours of each).  
There are many options to choose from and the structure below should help to guide you. Students must choose at least one subject from the ‘Green’ GCSEs and then three further subjects from either the ‘Open’ (yellow) or ‘Green’ GCSEs (green) box. 

 Green GCSEs  Open Choices  
 Computer Science*  GSCE Vocational Course
 Geography  Art, craft and design Child development
 History  Business studies Health and social care
Latin   Deign technology Hospitality and catering 
Separate Science*   EPR (ethics, philosophy and religion) iMedia 
 Spanish  Photography Music 
    Performing arts
    Sports studies


Please take time to read the booklet, watch the subject videos for options subjects (below, and hyperlinked in the page headings within the booklet), and have conversations with your parents and carers, subject teachers, careers advisor (Rob Stoakes), and other adults in school.  


Subject videos

Ebacc - a minimum of one of these must be chosen.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Townend (Year 9 Learning Manager) and she will direct your query to the right person.