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GCSE Options

In the spring term, third form (Year 9) students are offered certain options from which they can choose some subjects for GCSE. Each student is invited to take one Modern Foreign Language, either French or Spanish, although the possibility exists for them to request to study both. Initially students are asked for five choices from a general list. The subjects are then arranged into option groups which are designed, as far as possible, to avoid clashes.

The grouping of the options, therefore, changes from year to year always but consists of a choice of three from the following:- Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Design and Technology (DT), Drama, French or Spanish, Geography, History, Music and Sports Studies.

For more information on the subject options, and full details for each, please read the GCSE Options Booklet 2023-2025 

You should choose subjects that you enjoy doing, which you are (or feel you will be) good at and with an eye on sixth form courses you may be interested in pursuing.