KS4 Options

KS4 Options for September 2022 start

By the end of Year 9 students have completed Key Stage Three. This is the period from Year 7 to Year 9 where students cover a breadth and depth of subjects.

On starting Year 10, students move into Key Stage Four where they narrow down their subject choices based on a core curriculum and their personal preferences for future study. This page is designed to help students and families with this decision-making process.

The content below will give our students all the information they need to make the options process as easy as possible.

We wish our Year 9 students all the best as they make their decisions and embark on this exciting next phase of education.



Please watch the narrated PowerPoint presentation from Mr Browne below. 

Pathways Explained

Please read the information booklet relating to the correct pathway for your student - C or T.

Check your emails for subject pathway allocation information.

Options Pathway C booklet

Options Pathway T booklet

Core Subjects

Here you will find videos about Key Stage 4 English, Mathematics and Science - all core subjects.

Core subjects are the subjects that all students complete.


Option Subject Information

Please read the Option Subjects Information booklet linked below and watch the subject videos to help you make informed choices within your pathway.

Option Subject Information booklet 2022

Option Subjects

Some of the videos below were recorded during lockdown, but all subject information is still up-to-date.

Art & Design
Business Studies
Computer Science
Design & Technology
Food Preparation & Nutrition
Modern Foreign Languages
Music Practice
Performing Arts (Acting)
Physical Education
Religious Studies

making your application

Instructions on how to make your Options application (including application forms) will be distributed at or after the upcoming Year 9 Parents Evening. 


Any Questions?
We'd be pleased to help you

If you have any unanswered questions about any of our courses, please contact the subject leader, or for more general advice you can contact your form tutor or Mr Browne, our Year 9 Options Lead.