Year Nine Options 2015

Information for Students

Welcome to the GCSE Options Booklet for 2015. You can use this booklet to help you to find out about the subjects available for you to study at Key Stage 4.

All students will study English, Maths, Science and core PE and one of History or Geography.

In order to achieve the new English Baccalaureate, you would need to study English Language, Maths, Science, a humanity subject (History or Geography) and a Modern Foreign Language. Whilst we would encourage you to choose a MFL, the EBacc is not compulsory and you may choose to study a 4th option instead of this.

After choosing a Modern Foreign Language you have 3 free choices; 4 if you decide not to study an MFL. You should spend time thinking and talking to your teachers and family about which subjects are the best choices for you. Choose subjects that you enjoy, believe you can succeed in, and think about whether a subject is important for your future.

As well as finding out about the content of subjects, you should find out how subjects are taught and assessed. Some subjects place a greater emphasis on coursework than exams. Choose subjects that reflect how you learn best and that will enable you to produce work of a high quality.

The table below shows the Year 10 curriculum, with the number of hours per fortnight spent studying each subject.

Options Grid 1

Options 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be populated with subjects once we have carried out a series of trials to ensure that as many of you as possible are able to study your chosen subjects. Option 4 is fixed.

The information and presentations about individual subjects can be found below.

Year Nine Curriculum Information
Additional Information