Options Information

As your child approaches their Key Stage 4 Phase, they will begin to think about their future progress and choices.

Our Key Stage 4 Phase offers flexibility of choice and personalisation to enable every student to experience success and pursue their career and life aspirations.


Core Curriculum:

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Mathematics

  • Science (Combined and Triple)

  • Personal Development curriculum (WRSE), including Wellbeing, Relationships and Social Education

  • Physical Education

  • Study Skills and Exam Skills – delivered through the Learning Mentor Programme


Pathways Options:

  • Art and Design - Fine Art, Graphic Communication and 3D

  • Business Studies

  • Computer Science

  • Creative iMedia

  • Design and Technology - systems

  • Drama

  • Food Technology - Hospitality and Catering

  • French

  • Geography

  • German

  • Health and Social Care BTEC

  • History

  • Music BTEC

  • Performing Arts BTEC 

  • Photography

  • Physical Education

  • Religious Studies

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

  • Sport Science

  • Travel and Tourism


The Options process starts in January with a Year Group assembly outlining the support and guidance that will be provided.  The Year 9 Pathways booklets provide information about each of the options.

Year 9 Pathways Booklet

Year 9 Pathways Booklet - Futures Option

Year 9 Pathways Booklet - Triple Science Option


Elements of the Options process:

  • Year Group Assemblies

  • Learning Mentor time – focused sessions and individual support

  • Parents' Evening

  • Options Evening

  • Optional Online Consultation with Senior Staff