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    KS4 Options

    KS4 Options 2024 - 2026

    In this area we have put together a range of information relating to the options process for current year 9 (students who will start Year 10 in September 2024).

    This includes: 

    • Additional information to complement the Options Booklet. 
    • Presentations from subject specialists 
    • Thoughts of recent KS4 students 

    All of the information outlined above supports the information that can be found in the Options Booklet, which students will be receiving on Tuesday 19th December 2023. The Options Booklet will clearly outline the options process, give further information about choices and subjects available and will explain the next steps students should take to confirm their choices. 

    Important dates in the 2024 process are shown below: 
    Monday 18th December 2023

    Options introduction assembly


    Tuesday 19th December 2023 Options booklets distributed to students
    Thursday 11th January 2024 Options Evening in school – see letter from 27th Nov for details.
    Monday 15th January 2024 Start of Year 9 exam week 
    Thursday 25th January 2024 PSHE Day – GCSE taster lessons
    Monday 29th January 2024  Year 9 Progress Report 2 to parents
    Friday 2nd February 2024 Options form emailed to students
    Tuesday 6th February 2024  Year 9 Progress Evening 
    Friday 9th February 2024 Options Day – All completed forms in by this day. 

    Please click on the links below to access the two documents about core and optional subjects:

    Core Subjects additional information

    Optional Subjects additional information

    Subject presentations

    The videos below contain information on the content of the different subjects students can study at KS4.  


    Business Studies


    Computer Science


    Creative iMedia


    Design and Technology




    Ethics, Philosophy and Religion


    Fashion and Textiles


    Food Science








    Health and Social Care


    Hospitality and Catering


    Media Studies






    BTEC Sport


    Student views 

    The video below gives you a short student view of each option subject available in KS4 (except Sports Studies which was a recent addition to the options available). The video was filmed for options during the COVID period, but the information remains relevant.

    What do the Students think?