Year 9 Options

Introduction to Year 9 Options from Ms Cusack

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The transition from Key Stage 3 to 4 is an exciting time for any young person as they now begin to consider their future and make decisions about the subjects they wish to choose. The choices students make are important and will give direction to future career paths in either further/higher education or apprenticeships. It is essential that students follow a broad and balanced curriculum that will allow them to access their chosen path post 16.

At Saint Gregory’s, all students will study  Core Subjects in English – both Language and Literature, Mathematics, RE and Triple Science. In addition, all students will study Core Physical Education and Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE).

Students will add to their academic portfolio with three additional Optional Subjects. Further information, introductory videos and links to exam boards can be found via the web pages below. We hope that you find these presentations useful in finding out more about course content and the future subject pathways available.


Art & Design

Child Development

Computer Science




Enterprise & Marketing


Food & Nutrition




Mandarin Chinese




Physical Education

Our aim is to host the Year 9 Options Evening at school on Thursday 27 January. Students, parents/carers will be able to book staggered appointments with key subject specialists and our careers team. This will allow for more personalised consultation and enable students, parents/carers to ask any questions or address any concerns they may have ahead of the deadline for returning option choices. These are optional meetings and you only need to make appointments where further subject discussion would be helpful.

The deadline for returning your completed Options Form is Friday 4 February.