KS4 Options

Bishop Young’s Key Stage 4 curriculum offers a wide range of subjects for students to succeed in. Our curriculum is ambitious, created to deliver breadth and balance, but also strives to ensure that students can flourish in life beyond school and their chosen future career.  

All students study a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Combined Science (which covers physics, chemistry and biology).  This leads to 5 GCSEs.  Students must also continue to study PE, which helps promote an active, healthy lifestyle, Religious Studies, which helps students to develop spiritually and meets our obligations as a Church School) and Character Education, which helps them to learn how to keep themselves and others safe – as well as understanding what it means to be a good citizen in modern Britain.  

We believe in a strong academic basis to education, so all our students study one of Geography, History or Spanish. However, strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, that meets the individual needs of our students. Therefore, we offer a variety of other optional courses, including a range of practical, technical and creative subjects. These include Health & social care, music, drama, food & nutrition, sports studies, photography and Art. All our students choose 3 optional subjects, meaning they gain 9 qualifications at Key Stage 4.

The Key Stage 4 options process is an exciting time in your child’s education. There is a timeline of events to help them make these important choices.

Friday 26th April:  Options Launch assembly. Students will be given our options booklet for 2024 and a letter for parents.
Monday 29th April: Year 9 PCE & Options Evening (5 - 7pm). Formal parents evening appointments to be made with core subjects (English, Maths, Science & RS). An opportunity to hear about the Key Stage 4 offer in each of our option subjects.
Friday 3rd May:  Deadline for options choices made via a Microsoft Forms Link.

Register your options below:

Or fill out the form via this link.