Options 2021

This guide gives information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum, The Options process and detailed subject information

Learning Pathways

Your option choices will be guided by which Learning Pathway you follow. Learning Pathways are designed to optimise your achievement by guiding you to courses that best suit your individual learning needs.

There are three Learning Pathways you can follow:

EBACC & EBACC STEM
An academic pathway that includes the EBACC range of GCSE subjects.

EBACC

Compulsory Core SubjectsHumanity Option (Ebacc 1)Language Option (Ebacc 2)Open Option (Choose 1)
English Language English Literature Mathematics Combined Science Religious Studies Core PE PHSEGeography Or HistoryFrench Or GermanFine Art Graphic Design Performing Arts Engineering Hospitality Child Development Sport

EBACC STEM

Compulsory Core SubjectsHumanity Option (Ebacc 1)Language Option (Ebacc 2)Open Option (Choose 1)
English Language English Literature Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics Core PE PHSEGeography Or HistoryFrench Or GermanFine Art Graphic Design Performing Arts Engineering Hospitality Child Development Sport

 

Technical
A mixed and balanced pathway made up GCSE subjects, Technical Awards and other vocational qualifications.

Compulsory Core SubjectsHumanity Option (Choose 1)Open Option    (Choose 2)
English Language English Literature Mathematics Combined Science Religious Studies Core PE PHSEGeography Or HistoryFine Art Graphic Design Performing Arts Engineering Hospitality Child Development Sport
Applied
A pathway with a more hands on approach to learning made up of Core compulsory GCSEs and vocational qualifications.

Compulsory Core SubjectsHumanity Option (Choose 1)Open Option    (Choose 2)
English Language English Literature Mathematics Combined Science Religious Studies Core PE PHSEGeography Or HistoryFine Art Graphic Design Performing Arts Hospitality Child Development Sport
Compulsory Core Curriculum
SubjectQualification
English Language1 GCSE
English Literature1 GCSE
Mathematics1 GCSE
Combined Science2 GCSE
Separate Sciences3 GCSE
Religious Studies1 GCSE
Physical EducationNon Qualification Foundation Subject
PSHENon Qualification Foundation Subject

Important Dates

01/02/21Virtual Key Stage 4 Options – Parents Information Evening
01/02/21Y9 Option Assembly & Introduction to the Options Process
11/02/21Y9 Parents Evening with subject staff
04/03/21Options Forms to be handed in
18/03/21Confirmation of Options
19/04/212021-22 Timetable starts