What are the options at Key Stage 4?

At KS4 students will study a number of ‘core subjects’ and will also be able to choose some options.

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science  – with different options depending upon the ability of the student.
  • PE
  • Digital Information Technology, for those not taking separate sciences.

Option Subjects

Despite being a relatively small school we offer a wide range of options to suit the needs, interests and abilities of our students. These include:

Computer Science

Fine Art

Health & Social Care





Design Technology


Food Preparation and Nutrition


Physical Education

Religious Studies    

Year 9 students choose their options during the spring term. Throughout this process considerable thought is given to ensuring each individual student has access to the right courses during KS4.  Each student has a discussion with our careers adviser, Miss Royal.  

The Options booklet for 2022 is below and the videos and presentations below give you further information.

Information about the new GCSEs can be found at this link provided by the government.

The document below provide a summary of all of the courses on offer in KS4: 

Subject presentations