Alongside the core subjects, the optional subjects we currently offer are:
Additional Maths (including Statistics)
Drama and Theatre Studies
We have decided to keep options as broad as possible and ask pupils and parents to express their subject options as a preference. We will then try as far as possible to give everyone their first preference options or as close to them as possible.
Option subjects will be offered subject to demand, resourcing and availability. Despite offering breadth, when making their option choices, we recommend that pupils make a balanced choice of subjects. We also offer extended Learning Enrichment sessions to support maths, English and the rest of the pupil’s studies where this would be a better as a 4th option.
It is important that pupils ask themselves these questions as they make their choices
- What do I enjoy?
- What am I good at?
- Are there certain subjects I need for future studies?
- What am I interested in knowing more about?
Pupils in Year 9 have talks, experiences and one-on-one discussions to help them to reflect on these questions to help them make informed and sensible choices. As well as the questions above, pupils should also assess their own skills and talents, for example if they speak another language (even one not listed here) they may be able to take a GCSE in this language with relatively little preparation all owing them to take another subject or affording them more time to study their other GCSEs.