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 Year 9 Options - St Mary’s Catholic High School

Year 9 Options

At St. Mary's, pupils can expect to study these subjects in Years 10 and 11:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Combined or Triple)
  • Religious Studies
  • History or Geography

In addition to this, pupils may be guided to choose French, German or Spanish.

Our optional GCSE and Level 1/2 BTEC subjects are as follows:

  • Fine Art
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Information Technology
  • Music
  • Sports Science (PE)

The Year 9 Options process is explained to pupils through a series of assemblies. They are then given an Options Booklet in order to make informed decisions about their choices. 

As well as their first report in Year 9, pupils use Year 9 Parents' Evening in January as an oppotunity to seek assurance that they are suited to their choices in Key Stage 4.

For more information about the process, courses and what pupils can expect to study at GCSE, please see the 2023 Options Booklet below.

What are the Key Dates in the Process?

  • Tuesday November 8th: Year 9 Options Introduction.
  • Wednesday December 21st: Year 9 Reports Issued.
  • Tuesday January 17th: Extended Year 9 Options Assembly with Options Booklets distributed.
  • Wednesday January 18th: Year 9 Options Forms distributed to pupils.
  • Thuesday January 19th: Year 9 Parents' Evening.
  • Tuesday January 31st: Deadline for Options Forms to be returned to Form Tutors.


Page Downloads Date  
KS4 Options Booklet 2023 16th Jan 2023 Download
Year 9 Options Assembly Jan 2023 17th Jan 2023 Download