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Year 9 Options
Exams and Revision
A Level Results
D of E Award Scheme
Jack Petchey Foundation
Year 9 Options
During Year 9, students decide which subjects they will study for GCSE.
It is compulsory for all students to study English Language, English Literature, Maths and Science in Years 10 and 11. Students either study Combined Science (a mixture of Biology, Chemistry and Physics worth two GCSEs) or Single Sciences (three GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
The majority of students also study a modern foreign language (French or German) and either Geography or History.
Other options include the Expressive Arts (Art & Design, Product Design, Photography, Music, Music Technology, Dance, Drama), Business Studies, ICT, RE and Psychology.
It is important for students to choose subjects that will interest and motivate them and, ideally, to have a good balance of subjects as this helps keep options open for the future. Forest Hill staff are available to guide, advise and support students through this process, and an information evening for parents is held in the Spring Term of Year 9.
Forest Hill School has also produced a Year 9 Options Information Booklet to help simplify the information our students will need to make their GCSE selections. This will be given to all parents/guardians on arrival at the Options Evening.
The Options Booklet (which includes a copy of the Options Form) is also available to download here:
For further information or support regarding Year 9 Options, please contact Mr A Kai-Samba: