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Options - KS4

The Options Process for year 9 will be launching soon and the Key Stage 4 Options forms can already be found below. More detailed information about the subjects can be found in the Options booklets which will be uploaded soon.

Information to help you consider your options can be found in our Year 9 Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance pages.

The Key Stage 4 Options Evening will take place on Thursday 9th March 2017, letters will be sent home prior to this event.

The deadline for options forms will be Monday 20th March 2017.

Year 9 students will be following one of two pathways:

·         The EBacc pathway (includes a language and geography or history and 2 open options)

·         The Universal Pathway (includes geography or history and 3 open options)

In addition, all students will be studying a core curriculum of English, English Literature, mathematics, sciences, non-examined citizenship and non-examined P.E.

If you require any further information at this early stage, please contact Mrs Silvester (Key Stage 4 Options Lead) at

The Options evening booklet can be viewed prior to this evening.

GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature are compulsory. The decision on the board for Mathematics is taken in Year 11.

Students will be able to choose options from a variety of blocks. They currently include:

Course Awarding Body/QAN Code
GCSE English AQA 601/4292/3
GCSE Core Science Edexcel 600/0772/2
GCSE Additional Science Edexcel 600/0798/9
GCSE Triple Science
   GCSE Biology
   GCSE Chemistry
   GCSE Physics

Edexcel 600/0770/9
Edexcel 600/0799/0
Edexcel 600/0771/0
GCSE French AQA 500/4470/9
GCSE Spanish AQA 500/4480/1
GCSE German AQA 500/4427/8
GCSE Geography A AQA 600/6067/0
GCSE History Edexcel 500/4433/08
GCSE Art and Design Edexcel 500/4521/0
GCSE Sociology OCR 500/4557/X
BTEC Level 2 First Award in Heath & Social Care Edexcel 600/4782/3
BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport Edexcel 600/4779/3
GCSE Media Studies AQA 500/4425/4
GCSE Film Studies WJEC 500/3690/7
GCSE Food and Nutrition WJEC 500/4399/7
GCSE Drama OCR 500/4394/8
GCSE Music OCR 500/4554/4
BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Information and Creative Technology Edexcel 600/4789/6
GCSE Computing OCR 500/8291/7
GCSE Religious Studies AQA 500/4568/4
GCSE Citizenship OCR 500/8291/7
BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Business Studies Edexcel 600/4786/0
GCSE Design Technology Product Design AQA 500/4481/3
GCSE Engineering AQA 500/4600/7
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horticulture Edexcel 501/0122/5
GCSE Catering / Hospitality AQA 500/4462/X

Glen Bone,
27 Feb 2017, 08:27