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The Options Process

Click on the image to open  the 2023 Choices guide.
You are going to make some very important decisions about the subjects you will be choosing for Key Stage 4. The Key Stage 4 curriculum is very different from Key Stage 3. You have the opportunity to study a number of different subjects and to be assessed in the way that best suits you. It is important that you choose your subjects carefully.


Core subjects:
In the core you will study Mathematics, English language and English literature, Science and Physical Education. There are different qualifications within science. You will be guided by your teachers about which are the most appropriate for you.


Your Option Choices
In addition to the core curriculum, you will be making choices about three other subjects that you can study. Some students will be invited to study courses that best suit their ability and which recognises their achievements across a range of selected subjects.


What does it all mean for you?
The “CHOICES” Section

Within this section, students have an opportunity to choose three subjects from a range of courses.

The option subjects

Computer Science
Business Studies
Creative iMedia
Religious Studies
Health and Social Care
Fine Art
Photography & Digital Art
Sports Science
Sports Studies
Design Technology
Food Preparation & Nutrition
3D Art & Design


Key Dates

Y9  Options Evening – Wednesday 22nd February

Options Interviews – Tuesday 28th February & Thursday 9th March
Confirmation Letter – April 2023

KS4 options commence – September 2023


It is not always possible to guarantee students the option choices. If there is insufficient demand for a course to run, then some students’ combination of option choices may not be possible to accommodate.

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