Patchway Community School

Year 9 Options 

It would be an important stage for your child's education in deciding subjects that they would like to take at Key Stage 4.  Followed please find all the information you would need. 

Options Booklet 

Some points for you and your child to consider when deciding on preferred subjects for KS4 are as follows: 

  • All examinations for GCSE will be taken at the end of the course – in the summer of Year 11. All students taking Religious Study GCSE will sit at the end of Year 10.
  • BTEC/Cam Techs are assessed through a mixture of coursework and examinations. The examinations are not necessarily at the end of Year 11 and could be at any point through the two year course.

y9 options booklet 2023 final.pdf

Powerpoint presentation

For those who were unable to attend the Year 9 Options Information Event on 19 January 2023, please view this presentation slides. 

ks4 options evening 2023.pdf




Thursday 19th January

KS4 options evening – Presentation and options booklets distributed to parents/carers including opportunities to speak to teachers about KS4 subjects. 

W/C – Monday 23rd January

Students complete a straw poll on the initial subjects they would like to study at KS4. The information is then used to build the option blocks for when parents submit a student’s final subject choices.

Monday 30th January

The final options form is released to parents via the online options Google form.

Tuesday 31st January

Year 9 parents evening – an opportunity for you to discuss a student’s progress and discuss/confirm the final options choices.

Monday 6th February

The deadline for the online options Google form to be submitted. Follow up conversations with students in regards to the appropriate pathway through a series of interviews.

Summer term 2023

KS4 subjects will be confirmed to students and parents.