Key Stage 4 Options
All Key Stage 4 students follow courses 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-examined courses in PE; PSHE and RSE; and World Views. PSHE is taught during weekly 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 two pathways leading to GCSE and vocational level 2 qualifications. Maths, English and science continue to be taught in sets. Optional subjects run across the entire year group and may be taught to groups of mixed ability.
Year 9 Option Choices
Over a series of subject assemblies during form time, all year 9 students are informed about the curriculum 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 students and their parents/carers to our options evening on Wednesday 31st January 2024. Parents and their children can join us for a talk about the options process in the Main Hall at 17.30. This will be followed by an event where students and their parents can find out about the subjects on offer and speak to professionals at our careers fair; the event will conclude at 20.00.
2. Read the Options Booklet
This contains more detail about the options pathways and individual subjects. A copy can be downloaded from the bottom of this page (new version to be uploaded in January 2024).
3. Submit your options
Options should be submitted online via the Applicaa website. A link and a login will be sent to students' @nhsg.org.uk email addresses in February 2024.
Choices must be submitted by Friday 8th March 2024.
For more information, contact Ms Ryder Owen, Deputy Headteacher