KS3 Options

Please submit all applications by Friday 2nd April

In year 9, students will continue to study the following subjects:

Year 8 Subjects Hours p/w
English 3
Maths 3
Science 4
Modern Foreign Languages 3
History 2
Geography 2
Physical Education 2
Religious Studies 1


Students must select TWO of the following subjects and a RESERVE choice. They will study these subjects for 2 hours per week through Year 9. The reserve choice will only be used if we are unable to offer students one of their preferred options. Although it is our intention to give all students their preferred choices, this is dependent on the timetable, class sizes and staffing.

Food Computer Science
DT Art
Textiles PE
Music ICT

GCSE Taster Subjects

Students have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding about some of the subjects they may wish to study at GCSE. Students must select THREE of the following subjects and one RESERVE option. They will study these subjects for 1 hour per week for 1 term each.

Please note that although we have every intention of offering the following GCSE subjects to students when they come to making their KS4 options, this is once again dependent on timetables and staffing changes.

Please read through the KS3 Options Brochure to find out more about these subjects.

Business Studies
Child Development
Classic Civilisation
Graphic Design
Media Studies
Interactive iMedia

Making your choices:

When considering what choices to make in the optional part of the curriculum, students should think about the following questions:

  • What am I good at?
  • What do I enjoy?
  • What are my aspirations and expectations?
  • Am I making choices for the right reasons?

Choosing the right and most appropriate subjects is essential if students are to achieve their full potential, however, choices made at this point will not define a student’s future career path.

Assembly Presentation:

KS3 Options Brochure

Application Form