Year 9 Options

The power is in your hands!

Up until now the subjects you study have been decided for you. This is a pivotal point as you will now be selecting some subjects to study in years 10 and 11. Making well informed choices about the next steps on your journey will allow you to access your desired pathway.

We have brought together a collection of information, advice and guidance to support you on this single webpage. We strongly advise you take the time to absorb as much of this as you can. The welcome presentation explains all of the steps in the process.

Your options form has been emailed to your school email address with instructions on what you need to do. If you have any issues accessing this please email Mr J Till on jtill@barrbeaconschool.co.uk

In this short video, we explain why almost all of our pupils will be taking a modern foreign language from this point onwards.

Find out more about the Subjects on offer below.

SubjectLearn More
Core Subjects
BiologyLearn More HERE
ChemistryLearn More HERE
English LanguageLearn More HERE
English LiteratureLearn More HERE
MathematicsLearn More HERE
PhysicsLearn More HERE
Triple ScienceLearn More HERE
EBACC Subjects
Computer ScienceLearn More HERE
FrenchLearn More HERE
GeographyLearn More HERE
GermanLearn More HERE
HistoryLearn More HERE
Open Options
ArtLearn More HERE
BTEC Business & EnterpriseLearn More HERE
BTEC DanceLearn More HERE
BTEC DramaLearn More HERE
BTEC Child DevelopmentLearn More HERE
BTEC Health & Social CareLearn More HERE
BTEC ITLearn More HERE
BTEC MediaLearn More HERE
BTEC SportLearn More HERE
Design Technology - TextilesLearn More HERE
Hospitality & CateringLearn More HERE
MusicLearn More HERE
Philosophy & Ethics - RELearn More HERE
Physical EducationLearn More HERE
PsychologyLearn More HERE
SociologyLearn More HERE

Your Future Career?

When you choose your GCSE options it can help to think about possible future careers. Our best advice is to study what you enjoy or are interested in learning more about, as if you enjoy it then you will be more motivated to achieve the best grades. Your future employers or education providers will look closely at your GCSE grades, so give yourself the best chance of scoring highly by choosing to study GCSEs you will enjoy.

This booklet is a useful guide to choosing your GCSE options. It also allows you to look at the subjects you enjoy and see what jobs they might lead to.

There is also some useful advice about choosing GSCE options on the Success at School and Find Your Future websites.

Don’t forget you can also log back into Start Profile at home to explore lots of different careers.

You can also request to have a discussion about your career plans with our Careers Adviser.

Please email Miss Killick (Careers Coordinator) or your tutor, to request an appointment.