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, reading the booklet and watching the video presentations about options subjects. You can then submit any questions to us via the link in the letter to parents.

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

Letter to parents/carers regarding Year 9 Options - 08 February 2022

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.

Click here for a copy of the booklet.

Booklet pic 

Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 6.00-7.00pm: Virtual Options Evening

It is important that all students and parents/carers attend this virtual Options Evening to become fully informed about the options process and the subjects on offer. During this Live Event we will be answering your pre-submitted questions.

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. Any questions you have about a subject can be submitted online via the link in the letter to parents.



Computer Science












Product Design


Food and Nutrition