Year 9 Options

Making choices about the GCSE subjects you will study is an important moment in your educational journey. The options you choose will impact your learning experience in Years 10 and 11. In some cases, your GCSE subjects may influence your post-16 choices.

It is important to choose subjects which really interest you, rather than those your friends have chosen. Spend some time with parents/carers thinking about what you enjoy and what motivates you to do well.

This webpage provides you with all the information you need to make informed choices about your options. Please look at the information carefully, read the booklet and watch the video presentations about options subjects. 

We look forward to working with all of our Year 9 students to support them in making their options choices.

Options Booklet 

This booklet provides key information on the full range of courses on offer. Please read it carefully to gain understanding of what it would be like to study the subjects available at Key Stage 4.

Booklet pic 

Wednesday 8th March, 6.00pm-7.00pm: Options Evening

It is important that all students and parents/carers attend this Options Evening to become fully informed about the options process and the subjects on offer. It will be hosted by our Senior Leadership Team and our Subject Leaders will be available to answer your questions. The event will take place in Adelaide Hall, and it will start promptly at 6.00pm, so please make sure you arrive in good time.

Option Subject Presentations

Please watch all of the subject videos below to gain an insight into each of the subjects on offer at Prendergast School. As this year's event is in person, there is no need to pre-submit questions via the online form mentioned in the videos. 



Computer Science












Product Design


Food and Nutrition