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 2024 final.pdf

Powerpoint Presentaton

For those who were unable to attend the Year 9 Options Information Event on 18 January 2024, please view this presentation slides. 

ks4 options evening 2024 presentation.pdf




Thursday 18 January 2024

KS4 options evening – Presentation and options booklets distributed to parents/carers including opportunities to speak to teachers about KS4 subjects. (Please find the details on page 2 of this document.)


Monday 22 January 2024

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.


Tuesday 30 January 2024

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


Tuesday 30 January 2024

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


Friday 9 February 2024

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.


May / June 2024

KS4 subjects will be confirmed to students and parents.