Year 9 Options 2023

Welcome to Options 2023.

We believe very strongly that one of the core purposes of secondary school is to equip all students with the highest standards of literacy and numeracy, which are developed throughout the curriculum. These key skills enable Kingdown students to successfully progress at the age of 16 to Sixth Form study, to a vocational course at another provider, or into an apprenticeship or job with training. Therefore, the Key Stage 4 curriculum at Kingdown School is designed to provide a rigorous academic core for all students, alongside a range of curriculum options which enable students to specialise in the subjects they enjoy the most.

Subjects everybody studies at GCSE

Regardless of the choices you make, every student at GCSE will continue to study the three core subjects of English, Maths & Science. You may choose to augment your core lessons with options such as Statistics or Further Maths or Separate Sciences. Across Year 10 & 11, students also receive one lesson of PSHE, along with four lessons of PE. 

Next Steps

Join us on Thursday 23rd February 2023 for Options Evening. There will be an presentation from Mrs Carpenter & Mr Holman in the main hall giving you an introduction to the Options process, and then you will be able to go and speak to the course leaders of the different subjects in school. 

If you are on the F side of Year 9, please join us in the Main Hall at 5:30pm

If you are on the G side of Year 9, please join us in the Main Hall at 6:15pm

Useful Resources

Options Form - in case you lose your own, please see below for a downloadable replacement.

Subject Information Directory - if you want to get a quick overview of a particular subject, you can do so through the Directory, available here (after Options Evening 2023).

Further Questions?

Should you have any questions, please contact Mr Holman. 


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GCSE Options Form 2023 06th Feb 2023 Download