Options

The Options process for current Year 9 and Year 10 students is now underway.

Key Stage 4 options booklet 2019-20 (Guidance for students currently in Year 9)
Key Stage 4 Options booklet 2019-20 current year 10 students (Guidance for students currently in Year 10)

Please the PowerPoint presentation from the Options Evening which was held on the 24th January 2019:

Powerpoint Y9Y10 Options Jan 2019

At Settle College, our students commence their GCSE level studies at the start of Year 9. During the three year GCSE course, students will have the opportunity to select 4 options subjects, as follows:

Year 10 (for current Year 9 students)

In each of Year 10 and 11, students select two subjects.  Our options offer for 2019-20 is:

  • Creative IMedia (vocational)
  • Design & Technology GCSE
  • Drama GCSE
  • Engineering BTEC
  • Enterprise and Marketing (Vocational)
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition (GCSE and/or vocational)
  • French GCSE
  • Geography GCSE
  • History GCSE
  • Music GCSE (available 2019-20 only)
  • PE (GCSE and/or vocational)
  • Spanish GCSE

Additionally we will offer Art & Design GCSE for selection for 2020-21.

Year 11 (for current Year 10 students)

In each of Year 10 and 11, students select two subjects.  Our options offer for 2019-20 is:

  • Creative IMedia (vocational)
  • Design & Technology GCSE
  • Drama GCSE
  • Engineering BTEC
  • Enterprise and Marketing (Vocational)
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition (GCSE and/or vocational)
  • French GCSE
  • Geography GCSE
  • History GCSE
  • Music GCSE
  • PE (GCSE and/or vocational)
  • Spanish GCSE

 

All option subjects will run subject to there being sufficient demand. Please note that it may not be possible to run an option subject if too few students choose it. The College reserves the right to make the final decision about availability of courses.

Rationale

We believe our students are ready for the challenge and the demands of GCSEs from the start of Year 9. Completing one GCSE equivalent course by the end of Year 9 equips the students with the myriad of skills required for a successful conclusion to Key Stage 4.

By choosing different options each year, we have the opportunity to guide and steer our students towards appropriate qualifications, which will allow them to pursue future ambitions. As part of the options process, we interview all forthcoming Year 11 students, to assist with their choices and future plans.

As a small school, teaching students in Year 10 and 11 mixed age groups allows us to offer a wider range of more innovative choices to our students.  We always adopt a ‘best fit’ model when placing subjects in the Option Blocks, and in the event of a subject being over-subscribed, priority would be given to a student entering into Year 11.

Which Option

 

Help your child make the best GCSE choices.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/761031/DfE_EBacc_Leaflet.pdf