Key Stage 4 Options

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Key Stage 4 Options

Students start their GCSEs in Year 10, meaning that they make option decisions mid-way through Year 9. During Years 10 and 11 they will engage with the following subjects:

 

Compulsory Non-Exam Subjects

These are modules of work that we believe benefit all students. They contain statutory elements at Key Stage Four.

  • PE
  • World Views that cover aspects of RE, PSHE, Citizenship and Careers

 

Compulsory Exam Subjects

  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Science Trilogy
  • GCSE Geography OR History

 

Options

Students then take a choice from a range of additional subjects. The options process is a free choice, subject to availability and fit based on the way option blocks are created. However, we encourage students to also take a Language, meaning that they would have the full range of qualifications that make the EBacc. Options may vary from year to year, but can include:

  • Art and Design
  • Creative iMedia
  • Digital Information Technology
  • French
  • Geography (if History has been selected in OPTION ONE)
  • Graphic Communication [NOTE: this cannot be taken in addition to Art and Design as they both hold the same qualification code]
  • Health and Social Care
  • History (if Geography has been selected in OPTION ONE)
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Religious Education and Philosophy
  • Sport
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Triple Science

Further information is available in our choices booklet or by clicking one of the subject links below

Options Information Booklet 2024

Art and Design

Creative iMedia

Digital Information Technology

French

Geography

Graphic Communication

Health and Social Care

History

Hospitality and Catering

Music

Performing Arts

Photography

Religious Education and Philosophy

Sport

Travel and Tourism

Triple Science