As students prepare for their final years of study at the academy, they will need to make some choices about the subjects they wish to study. It is important to think carefully about these decisions and we encourage students to work closely with their parents and teachers while undertaking this process.
Please remember to contact your child’s form tutor or the relevant head of department at the Academy, should you wish to enquire about any aspects of the courses on offer or the options process.
How are options choices arranged?
Students continue to study a range of different subjects during Years 9, 10 and 11. We believe it is important for students to study a combination of academic and creative subjects. To help students achieve a good balance, all students will study one subject from each option block below.
|Option 1||Option 2||Option 3||Option 4|
|Geography||Art||Food and Nutrition||Art|
|Computer Science||Photography||Design Technology||Media|
|Music||Sport||Health & Social Care|
Why is it important to study a range of different courses?
By making the choices above, students will study the full range of different subjects as laid out by the new performance measures which all secondary schools are now subject to, including the full range of eight different subjects as defined in the three categories below.
|Progress 8 Subject Groups|
|Maths & English||English Baccalaureate||Others|
|English Language or Literature
|Science||Science||Option 1 or MFL||Other option or English or Ethics||Other option or English or Ethics||Other option or English or Ethics|