Options 2022

The time has come for our current Year 9s to choose their options for GCSE! Due to COVID restrictions our usual Options evening will not go ahead, however each student will get the opportunity to sit down with members of the Leadership Team to discuss and make their choices.

We have tried to offer as wide a range of subjects as possible to meet our students’ needs based on feedback from our student council and student surveys.

Once the Year 9s have had their meeting, parents will be informed of their option choices via MyEd. If you then wish to discuss option choices further, please do contact Mr Ridgway by telephoning the main office.

Below you will find our Subject Brochures that will tell you what the course is about, how you will be assessed, possible careers options and more!

If you have any subject specific queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department who will be happy to run through their course subject with you. We hope this is a smooth process for everyone and we are looking forward to welcoming our next GCSE cohort in September!


How it works – P Band

If you are a P Band student you will study the following mandatory subjects:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Spanish
  • Combined Science (which counts as 2 GCSEs. If you choose to study Physics, Biology and Chemistry separately you will not study combined and this will count as 3 GCSEs)

You must choose a Humanities subject; either History or Geography or both.

To make up your 8 GCSEs you will need to choose 1 more subject in addition to your Humanities choice.

Due to potential issues with class sizes, you will need to rank your choices from first choice to your last choice as some students may not receive their first choice of options.


How it works –  Y Band

If you are a Y Band student you will study the following mandatory subjects:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Combined Science (which counts as 2 GCSEs)

It is not mandatory for you to study Spanish.

You must choose a Humanities subject; either History or Geography or both.

To make up your 8 GCSEs you will need to choose 2 more subjects in addition to your Humanities choice.

Due to potential issues with class sizes, you will need to rank your choices from first choice to your last choice as some students may not receive their first choice of options.


Subject BrochureHead of Department
Art & DesignMiss de Bokx
BTEC SportMr Feasey
Business StudiesMiss Chapman
Computer ScienceMr Horsman
GeographyMr Thor
HistoryMr Thor
iMediaMr Mills
MusicMrs Marshall
PhotographyMiss de Bokx
ScienceMrs Goundrill
SpanishMiss Louth