GCSE Options

GCSE Options

This is an exciting time for your child, as they select the subjects they will study and gain qualifications for in years 10 and 11.

The courses that are followed throughout years 10 and 11 will influence your son/daughter’s longer term future. The decisions involved are further complicated by the different qualification types and pathways that are available at Chase Terrace Academy as well as the national changes to the GCSE/BTEC grading systems.

This year we are having to do things slightly differently. You and your child will be invited to a remote information session on Monday 8th February. You will then have the opportunity to view information from our subject heads in short videos at the bottom of this page to help you make your decisions. We will then have subsequent remote meetings, some of these you will attend together; others will target your child more directly. All of these will help you to make the right choices.

A downloadable options booklet containing all of the information in this section will be available from Tuesday 9th February .

Here is a reminder of key dates that should be entered onto family calendars. These are as follows:

Monday 1st FebruaryYear 9 Subjects / Parents Evening (Parents and Students)
Monday 8th FebruaryOptions Information Evening and presentation. Online via Microsoft Teams. (Parents and Students) Please click here to join the event.
Tuesday 9th FebruaryOption Area on website launched
Thursday 4th MarchDeadline for Option Form return

We offer a wide variety of courses, both academic and vocational. Our aim is to provide courses that will provide all students with a broad and balanced curriculum whilst still giving each individual a degree of choice.

A list of options are available at the bottom of this page.

This booklet gives you a detailed outline of all the opportunities available to our students. The success of each student at Key Stage 4 will provide the basis for further education and training beyond the age of 16.

Core Subjects

Some subjects will be studied by everyone. These are:

In addition to the Core Courses above students are asked to choose 4 subjects from the table below.

Pathway C students must make at least 2 choices from Group A.

Pathway T students must make at least 1 choice from Group A.

KS4 Subjects


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2021 GCSE and A-Level Assessment Information