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Options Booklet and information 2022

OPTIONS for year 9 - 2022



OPTIONS EVENING IS THURSDAY 3 MARCH - link to the on line event has been sent to parents. You will get the opportunity to hear from staff about their subjects and have any questions or queries answered. Documents about each course are at the bottom of this page - if you  have questions for this evening please use the following link:



  • Introduction to options forum 3rd March at 6pm on teams (recorded for those unable to attend)
  • Options booklet sent home on Friday 4th March
  • Reports out by 8 April
  • Choices in by 29 April

Students in year 7 are asked to choose a language option that they will study in year 8, 9 and take their GCSE in year 10

Students in year 8 are asked to choose an Arts option that they will study in year 9, 10 and 11

Students in year 9 are asked to choose the options they will continue to study into year 10 and 11 to GCSE.

Every student studies three separate sciences; biology examined in year 10, physics and chemistry examined in year 11.

If you’re already thinking about university and careers and are interested in science-based degrees and jobs then separate science GCSEs will be of benefit. Most top universities prefer applicants for science subjects to have taken the triple award option at GCSE.

Where can physics take you? infographic

If you’re already thinking about university and careers and are interested in science-based degrees and jobs then it is definitely worth considering taking separate science GCSEs. Most top universities prefer applicants for science subjects to have taken the triple award option at GCSE.

Whatever career you are considering, taking triple science GCSE will set you up well for later life. Employers are crying out for candidates with science-based skills.

"The types of skills you learn studying all three Sciences can be really helpful for all sorts of different careers," says Naomi Weir, Assistant Director at Campaign for Science and Engineering. "Whether it’s doing analytical stuff or developing a scientific way of thinking."


As a school, our aim is to:
• provide a broad, balanced and flexible curriculum
• provide an excellent baseline for the continuation into post-16 education and/or employment

This year the curriculum booklet and final option form can be downloaded below.

We try to accommodate all students choices whist maintaining a broad balanced curriculum.