Year 9 Options 2023

Students need to choose the options that they would like to study in Key-Stage 4. Please click on the link below to view the options booklet for each of the core and optional courses available.

Further course information, and individual student pathway allocations, and option blocks will be shared at our Options Evening event. This will take place on the 14th March.

The link for choosing options will be made available on this page on the morning of the 17th March. Students will then have one week to make their final decisions, and the options process will close on the 24th March.


Please note that although we try our best to accommodate all student option requests, we are sometimes not able to run groups if the class sizes are prohibitively small.

In addition, for some subjects the requirement for specialist rooming / staffing means the number of option groups might be limited.

Should you have any queries regarding the options process, please contact Mrs Terry - Key-Stage 3 Raising Standards Leader:

Option blocks 

You must choose one option from each block. One option must be either History or Geography. (you may choose both, if you wish) For most students we strongly recommend choosing a language option.

*Please note that students cannot choose both Performing Arts (Acting) and Performing Arts (Dance) options. **Students cannot choose both the Computing and the DIT option

Although we will try our hardest to accommodate all student option requests, when you submit your final option choices you will be asked to give a reserve option in each block. This will be used if a subject is not able to run due to prohibitively low numbers - or in the event of a subject being heavily oversubscribed, and we are unable to timetable additional groups due to rooming or staffing constraints. We will contact you and let you know if this is the case. 

In circumstances of course oversubscription we will allocate on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Options choices link has been closed, and we will now begin to timetable the required groups.