KS4 Option Choices

KS4 Options

Please note the following options blocks are only in a DRAFT form and have not yet been confirmed.

  1. The English Baccalaureate (Ebacc): the government believes that every student should study the following subjects: History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language, as well as the core of Science, Maths and English. Ebacc subjects are highlighted in yellow.

  2. Entry requirements apply for the following subjects marked with *: Psychology, Computer Science, Sociology, Astronomy and Economics.

  3. The following subjects are very heavily weighted with coursework and require a lot of time to complete; due to this, students should take a maximum of 2 of these subjects (see also note 4 & 5 below):- Engineering, Graphics, Art, Construction, Resistant Materials, Textiles.

  4. The following subjects are now strands of the same reformed GCSE and cannot be taken together:

    GCSE PE and BTEC Sport,
    Performing Arts and Drama

  5. It may not be advisable to take more than one of the following subjects and definitely no more than two. If your child’s preference is to take 2 of these options due to their chosen career path it will be carefully discussed at their options interview.

    Art, Graphics and Textiles

  6. Options may not run in certain blocks if there are insufficient numbers of students opting for a particular subject, but we will always try our best to accommodate students’ choices.

Alternative Curriculum Routes

Students on these routes are advised to do 2 or 3 options from the blocks on the left. Additional lessons will be devoted to curriculum support with literacy, numeracy, personal and social development including employability and life skills, which could include outdoor education and food.

Due to the government’s changes to education, there are a lot of subjects that are being reformed for next September and so due to this these options are subject to change.