Year 9 Options

The Options process begins early in the Spring Term with a ‘Choices’ assembly and outlines the Options programme.  Pupils are given a Key Stage 4 Options Booklet that details the courses available for Years 10 and 11.

The Options programme is based on the best predictions of what will suit Hurstmere pupils, which includes a broad range of subjects leading to a GCSE qualification and some vocational Technical Awards.

The structure of the curriculum for the two-year course starts with the compulsory National Curriculum.  The following curriculum subjects must be studied by all pupils in Years 10 and 11:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Science
  • Physical Education (non-exam)
  • Religious Education (non-exam)

Hurstmere School offers Citizenship as part of the common core for all pupils.

Option subjects 2022-23 process (for September 2022 teaching) are:

Art & Design


Sport Science






Religious Education

Computer Science

Media Studies


Design & Technology


Food Technology

Music Technology


Options Calendar 2022

w/c 7th March 2022                               Online ‘Choices Presentation' (see link below)

w/c 14th March 2022                             Subject Presentations (via link below)

Year 9 Options Presentations 

Thursday 17th March 2022                    Online subject Q & A

Q&A Webinars

Wednesday 23rd March 2022                Online Academic Interview Day

Friday 25th March 2022                          Subject Selector Form deadline


Key Stage 4 Options Booklet


Pupils are encouraged to discuss their Option subjects with parents/guardians and to seek the advice of people in school, including the Form Tutors and their Raising Standards Leader who are always ready to help.