Norbury High School for Girls


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 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

Year 9 students learned about individual key stage 4 subjects during a series of dedicated assemblies led by heads of department with the aim of helping them make informed choices. The next stage in our year 9 options process is detailed below - please follow the steps to prepare and take part:

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. Please join us for a talk about the options process in the Main Hall at 17.15. This will be followed by an opportunity for students and their parents to find out about the subjects on offer and speak to professionals at our careers fair; the evening will conclude at 20.00.

2. Read the Options Booklet

This contains more detail about the options pathways and individual subjects. A copy will be given to students during the options evening and will be available to download from the bottom of this page from Thursday 1st February 2024.

3. Submit your options

Options should be submitted via a Google form. A link to this form has been sent to students' email addresses and is also available here. The form will go live at 19.00 on Thursday 22nd February 2024.

Choices must be submitted by Friday 8th March 2024.

For more information, contact Ms Ryder Owen, Deputy Headteacher.