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“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher

Key Stage 4 - Options 2020-22

In Years 10 and 11, all girls currently study a core curriculum which encompasses:

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE French or German
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • GCSE RE 
  • non-examination course in PE.

In addition to this core, all girls must select further subjects from a list which includes GCSE French, German, Art, Music, Drama, Geography, History, PE, Business Studies, Economics, Child Development, Photography, Computer Science, Food Technology, Product Design and Textiles Technology and Media Studies.


Year 9 Choices Booklet 2020


Year 9 Options - basic outline - Mr Colton's speech -


Dear Parent/Carer/Student

Things have developed rapidly and the decision to partially close the school already means I need to think creatively about the options process. In these difficult times we need to do the process differently and that means there will be some aspects that I cannot now deliver such as holding a face to face night where you can find out more about individual subjects. All I can do is ask you to consider the information in the Options Booklet and use the internet to look at the exam syllabi as well to try and make an informed decision. I can also answer questions as much as I can whilst I try and operate the options system remotely. The reason why I simply cannot postpone this process is that I need to be starting to build a timetable for September and this process is reliant on me creating the Options first for Y9 going into Y10.


To help a little bit – I have recorded the speech I would have given to explain the basics about Options and this will be available at the following website – 


 I have also set up a dedicated email account so that I can answer specific queries and them not get lost in the deluge of emails I am getting. All issues regarding Options must be sent to this address please just to allow me to be able to be as efficient as I can. This email address is


I would like students to submit their Option Choices to me by Friday 3rd April to that email account. In the email I would like you to simply state your name and form and the options you would like and to rank order them from 1-5. The first 3 are the ones I will try to give you but in some circumstances I may need to go to 4 or 5 as your reserves. I will do my absolute best to avoid this!


So to clarify – the Options process is now to be run through email communication.


  1. Watch the youtube video explaining the options system -
  2. Read the booklet and research about courses using the school website - Year 9 Choices Booklet 2020
  3. Submit your option choices to me and ensure you number them 1-5. - email - 
  4. Any questions/queries/ issues you have – I will do my best to answer them - email - 
  5. Only use for anything related to Options - email - 


I know this is a difficult process and that the system I am having to put in place is not ideal. All I can ask is that you continue to support us in dealing with an unprecedented time and be sure that we are doing what we can to ensure that when schooling returns to normal we are in a position to be able to carry on.


Kind Regards

Mark Colton

Deputy Headteacher





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