Core subjects are compulsory. Full details of each subject are contained in the brochure (link below), with clear guidance about how to choose optional subjects.
The EBacc is a key performance indicator which recognises students’ achievements in five academic subjects:
These are subjects most likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses and ones that will keep the most doors open.
When considering what choices to make in the optional part of the curriculum, students should think about the following questions:
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.
It is important to us that the choices that you make are informed. Please take time to read this booklet, visit the individual subject areas of interest and speak to the teachers within those areas.
Vocational courses are equivalent to GCSE courses and should not be viewed as easier or less important options. Vocational courses enable students to acquire skills which are related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation.
4 hrs per week
|Select ONE subject from the following:
3 hrs per week
|Select THREE subjects from the following:
3 hrs per week
|Art & Design*||Drama||Graphic Design||Religious Studies|
|Business Studies||Design & Technology||Health & Social Care||Spanish|
|Business & Enterprise||Economics||History||Sport*|
|Classic Civilisation||Food||Media Studies*|
*Subjects which are similar in content and cannot be taken together:
Art & Design or Graphics
Media Studies or Creative iMedia
Sport or PE
Options evening presentation:
KS4 Options Application Form
The form opens Thursday 21st January, the deadline for completion is Friday 5th February.