Norbury High School for Girls


Key Stage 4 Options

All Key Stage 4 students follow a course leading to public examinations (GCSE or BTEC) in a range of subjects, including a minimum core of English, maths and science as well as non-examination courses in PE. PSHE is also taught during drop-down lessons and students will also complete work experience in year 10.

During year 9 students choose the subjects they will follow in years 10 and 11. Students follow one of three pathways leading to GCSE and vocational level 2 qualifications. Maths, English and science continue to be set. Optional subjects run across the entire year group and may be completely mixed ability.

Year 9 Option Choices

After our successful series of subject assemblies during form time, all year 9 students will now have access to recorded curriculum information (via Google Classroom) to aid their subject choices for Key Stage 4.

Follow the steps below to prepare for and take part in our year 9 options process:

1. Come to our Options Evening

We are delighted to invite you to our options evening on Wednesday 9th March 2021. Please join us for a talk about the options process in the Main Hall at 17.30. Following this, you and your child will be able to find out about the subjects available to them and speak to professionals at our Careers Fair. The event finishes at 20.00.

2. Read the Options Booklet

The downloadable options booklet at the bottom of this page contains more detail about the three pathways and individual subjects.

3. Submit your options

Options will be submitted via a website called Applicaa (logins will be sent out to your child’s email address on the 18th March 2022).

Submit your options choices via this link:  

Choices must be submitted by 25th March 2022.

For more information, contact Ms Ryder Owen, Deputy Headteacher