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When our students have reached the most important point in their school life so far – choosing the subjects that they will study at Key Stage 4. Option choices allow students to pick the subjects that they would like to study alongside a ‘core’ of subjects that are seen as essential, such as English, Maths, Science, and Religious Studies.

Getting the right choice of subjects is crucial. The decisions can affect or determine what a student’s future will hold; the job that they do, the apprenticeship they follow, the College or University course that they take.

Our Options process supports the students in making these choices. The information below provides step-by-step guidance and offers answers to many of the most commonly asked questions.

This page will continue to be updated during the Options process, so please check back regularly for support and guidance at each stage of the process.

Mr A. Wylie
Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum)


Options Introduction Assembly

This assembly for students explains how the options process will work this year, and the key dates at each stage. Click here to download the assembly.

Options Pathways Booklet

This provides detailed information about the process and the subjects available from September 2024. Click here to download the Options booklet.

Careers Information

Our school website contains lots of information about post-16 choices and future careers, which can help when thinking about Options choices.