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Year 9 Options

During Year 9, students decide which subjects they will study for GCSE. Please see below for a list of Compulsory subjects followed by the Option subjects from which students are expected to choose four subjects with one being a reserve choice.

Compulsory Subjects:

Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Double or Triple Science

Option Subjects:

Students will choose four subjects with one being their reserve choice. Option subject choices are dependent on staffing. Please note that options listed here may be different by the time your son gets to choose his options. 

French, Spanish, Geography, History, Art, Photography, Design Technology, Business Studies, Dance, Drama, Music GCSE, Music Technology, Computer Science, Physical Education, Religious Education

It is compulsory for all students to study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics 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).

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.

To help with this process, students are advised to complete the interest profile quiz on Unifrog (every student has his own individual login). The interest profile is based on John Holland’s theory of personality and job choices. It will help identify students’ strengths and explore corresponding careers and subject choices.

Forest Hill staff are available to guide, advise, and support students through this process, and an information evening for parents will be held in the Spring Term of Year 9.

    For further information or support regarding Year 9 Options, please contact Mr A Kai-Samba: