KS4 Options

Our Key Stage 4 begins at the start of Year 10.  Students will decide on which courses they would like to follow at the end of Year 9 and this forms the beginning of the options process (this process is detailed in the first video on this webpage.)  All students must study the core subjects of English, maths, science, PE and Philosophy, Morals and Ethics (which includes RE).  All students then opt for a humanities subject (history or geography) and then students follow one of three pathways based on academic ability and aptitudes, which gives them opportunities to study the courses detailed below. All courses offered in our KS4 is outlined below with a video and teaching sequences and rationales can be accessed by clicking on the ‘department page’ under each subject.

Should you require any additional information on this area of the school, please contact the Vice Principal Mrs Hornsby at jh@snhs.uk

An Introduction to the Options Process from the Principal and Vice Principal

These are compulsory

All students are required to take GCSEs in Mathematics, English Language and Literature and Science.

Further to these core subjects all students will follow curriculum in Core PE and Philosophy, Morals and Ethics. However, students will not be examined in these subjects and therefore will not receive a certificate.

Choose at least one

All students are required to take a GCSE in either Geography or History. You can take both of these subjects, if you wish.

These subjects make up the remainder of your 4 options

When making your choices here, please refer to the information in the booklet that has been both emailed and posted to you.

GCSE - Business Studies

Email Mrs Pattison
Department page

NCFE - Child Development

Email Miss Wood
Department page

GCSE - Food Preparation & Nutrition

Email Miss Cordingley
Department page

VCert - Health & Fitness

Email Mr Smith
Department page

BTEC - Health & Social Care

Email Miss Hodson
Department page

GCSE - Photography (Art)

Email Mr Haigh
Department page

GCSE - Religious Studies

Email Mr Davies
Department page