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Year 9 GCSE Options:

Your ‘First Step: It is said that a journey begins with a single step, for you, choosing your options is that ‘first step’. The choices that you take over the next few weeks will lay the foundation for the rest of your future, it is therefore, important that you make the correct choices. Your options must be those which will benefit you, so don’t chose options because your friends have chosen them. Think about your plans for Post 16, University or Apprenticeship and ultimately employment.

How to choose: How do you know that you have chosen the correct options? One way would to decide on what careers you are interested in and then work backwards through University/Apprenticeship requirements, then Post 16 options and finally Year 9 options.

Year 9 Option Blocks: 2021 - 2023

Compulsory Subjects
All students follow all of these subjects.
EBacc [Block H]
Students make one choice from this list.
Free Options Block [A]
Students make one choice from this list.
Free Options Block [B]
Students make one choice from this list.
Mathematics.

English Language.

English Literature.

*Combined Science
[Double Award].

BTEC Sport
[Including Personal Fitness].
History.

Geography.

Computer Science.
History.

Sociology.

Creative iMedia.

Health & Social Care.

Music.

Art.

Engineering.

Construction.

Catering.

Business: Enterprise and Marketing.

**TRIPLE SCIENCE
Religious Studies.

Child Development.

French.

Health & Social Care.

Music.

Art.

Engineering.

Construction.

Catering.

Business: Enterprise and Marketing.

**TRIPLE SCIENCE

*All students follow either a double or triple award in Science. Students gain entry to Triple Science via the year 9 Triple Science test and must choose TRIPLE SCIENCE in EITHER block A or block B.

** Students taking a Triple Science route (separately awarded Physics, Chemistry and Biology) must choose TRIPLE SCIENCE in EITHER block A or block B.

Year 9 Option Booklet.

Downloads:

Year 9 Options Booklet:
  • Year 9 Options Booklet [Complete]: [PDF = 8.7Mb] Download

Year 9 Compulsory Subjects:
  • Mathematics Information Sheet: [PDF = 340Kb] Download
  • English Language Information Sheet: [PDF = 370Kb] Download
  • English Literature Information Sheet: [PDF = 380Kb] Download
  • *Combined Science (Double Award) Information Sheet: [PDF = 380Kb] Download
  • BTEC Sport (Including Personal Fitness) Information Sheet: [PDF = 380Kb] Download

Year 9 EBacc [Block H] Subjects:
  • History Information Sheet: [PDF = 380Kb] Download
  • Geography Information Sheet: [PDF = 390Kb] Download
  • Computer Science Information Sheet: [PDF = 360Kb] Download

Year 9 Free Option [Block A & B] Subjects:
  • History Information Sheet: [PDF = 380Kb] Download
  • Sociology Information Sheet: [PDF = 350Kb] Download
  • Creative iMedia Information Sheet: [PDF = 360Kb] Download
  • Health & Social Care Information Sheet: [PDF = 360Kb] Download
  • Music Information Sheet: [PDF = 430Kb] Download
  • Art Information Sheet: [PDF = 440Kb] Download
  • Engineering Information Sheet: [PDF = 350Kb] Download
  • Construction Information Sheet: [PDF = 340Kb] Download
  • Catering Information Sheet: [PDF = 430Kb] Download
  • Business: Enterprise and Marketing Information Sheet: [PDF = 360Kb] Download
  • Religious Studies Information Sheet: [PDF = 370Kb] Download
  • Child Development Information Sheet: [PDF = 370Kb] Download
  • French Information Sheet: [PDF = 380Kb] Download
  • Triple Science Information Sheet: [PDF = 380Kb] Download

International Baccalaureate Information:
  • IB - Career-related Programme Core Information Sheet: [PDF = 350Kb] Download
  • IB - Courses in Post 16 Information Sheet: [PDF = 330Kb] Download

Year 9 Options Videos:

Please visit our YouTube channel to watch some Option Subject Videos: DCCA YouTube GCSE Options Playlist
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