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Year 9 Guided Choices

Year 9 students (and their parents) are now thinking about what subjects they will study in Key Stage 4 (Upper School).  These are important choices and there is a range of information available to help.

Key Dates

  • Wednesday 17 January: Guided Choices Information Evening
  • Thursday 25 January: Guided Choice request forms distributed with the Year 9 Tracking Summary Reports
  • Thursday 8 February: Deadline for return of Guided Choice request forms
  • Summer Term: Students and parents informed of curriculum arrangements for Year 10

Choices to be made

Students must choose one GCSE (EBacc) subject from:

  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History

Students then choose five subjects - three plus two reserves - from (GCSE unless stated otherwise):

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Business (BTEC)
  • Computer Science
  • Construction (BTEC)
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Engineering (BTEC)
  • Food and Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • ICT (CiDA)
  • Materials Technology (Technical Award)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Textile Design
  • Triple Science
  • Additional curriculum support (non-examined)

Compulsory Subjects

In addition, students will all study the following core examination subjects:

  • English Language and English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Science
  • Religious Studies

They will also take PE and Games, and PSHE/Citizenship/Careers as non-examination subjects.

Further details

More information is available below:

If you have queries please contact Mrs Dobson (Head of Upper School) or Mr Moore (Deputy Head) by phone on 01629 812671 or by email at