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Year 9 Options Event

This year's Year 9 Option Evening will be held on Tuesday 7th February 2023. 

Each student will be studying a Core Curriculum which is composed of compulsory subjects. The remainder of the student’s timetable will consist of subjects chosen from the option blocks. These blocks consist of a range of subjects which allow students to gain qualifications at GCSE level. 

The curriculum offered to the students is a broad and balanced one, reflecting the requirements of the National Curriculum. To maintain this broad and balanced curriculum, students are expected to choose courses from two categories of options: A and B.

At least one option and a reserve must be chosen from Category A (the Baccalaureate subjects): Computer Science, French, Geography, History and Triple Science.

The remaining option choices may be taken from Category A or B and must be ranked and include a reserve.

The Option subjects for September 2023 are not yet confirmed, but are likely to be:

Category A (Baccalaureate subjects)


  • Computer Science

  • French

  • Geography

  • History

  • Triple Science

Category B (other subjects)


  • National Certificate in Creative iMedia (equivalent to one GCSE)


  • Health and Social Care – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award (equivalent to one GCSE)

  • Sport – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Sport (equivalent to one GCSE)


  • Art and Design

  • Astronomy 

  • Business Studies

  • Citizenship

  • Dance

  • Design Technology

  • Drama

  • Economics

  • Food

  • Music

  • Photography

  • Religious Studies

  • Textiles

All information is accurate at the time of publication. 

Any option subject which fails to receive at least 15 applications will be reviewed for viability.