Year 9 – Options Programme 2024

In January of year 9 students start on a 6 week programme to help them choose appropriate options to study in year 10 and 11. This programme is being delivered during school time, the option booklet will be shared with parents soon. If you have any questions please contact Mrs Clay via the school office on 0191 2961432.

The first video below is an introduction to the options programme.

Final option forms are due to be handed into your child’s form teacher on: TBC.

DfE Option Guidance

You and your child are currently considering, what GCSE subjects they should take next year.  The Department for Education recommends students study the core subjects (English, Maths and Science), alongside History or Geography and Spanish. These make up the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), and help keep options for young people open when they leave school; for more information please see the booklet below.