St Michael's
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Year 9 Options Information 2018

The options timeline outlines key dates in the process. Please note that student options choices will be submitted via an online form this year using a site that is currently being set up with our school information. We will text all parents when this is ready and show students in form time how to use it. The paper forms shown below are for information only.

Year 9 Options Presentation

Here are the 3 different options forms. The powerpoint above explains each pathway. Your child's form teacher will have agreed on a pathway with them.

Options Pathway EBACC

Options Pathway B

Options Pathway C

The following subjects are studied by every child:-

English Language

English Literature


Combined Science 

If your child opts for triple science they will do separate GCSEs in physics, biology and chemistry INSTEAD OF GCSE combined science.

Some subjects are designated by the Government as Ebacc subjects. These are listed below. Click on each one to find out more about that qualification. 



Science Triple



Everyone will have to study at least one of these subjects, but you will only get the Ebacc if you choose a language and also one of history or geography.

The remaining subjects that can be chosen are:-



Art - Graphics

Art - Textiles

Business Studies





Vocational Qualifications (equivalent to a GCSE but more biased towards coursework):-



Child Development

BTEC Sport