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 Psychology  

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.  During the pandemic the whole options process is being undertaken virtually - the events are outlined in the letter to parents & carers on our "Communication" page.

The Options booklet for 2021 is below and further subject specific information will be uploaded on 8th February.

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