Year 9 Options Portal

Welcome to Salesian Year 9 Options Portal

Dear Students (and parents/guardians),

Welcome to the Year 9 Options portal. Here, you will find all the information needed to make the best decision possible in relation to your Key Stage 4 option choices. The school has created a comprehensive information package, which will give you all the information you need.

To get the most out of the resources which are available to you, I would suggest that you follow the below structure to guide your research.

Task 1- Watch- Introduction to options process- Watch the introductory information video from myself and Mr Bruynseels. Within this you will find useful information regarding the process, and the types of qualification available to you.

Task 2- Read- Options Booklet and Frequently Asked Questions- Read through the ‘Options Booklet’ and ‘Frequently Asked Questions’. Carefully look at the options which are available to you, and any requirements for the courses which you are interested in. Try not to discard too many subjects at this point!

Task 3- Watch- Subject information videos- For those subjects which might possibly interest you, watch the information videos which have been created by the Heads of Department. This will clarify information found in the booklet and give you further guidance.

Task 4- Talk and Reflect- Consider the options which interest you. Talk to your parents/guardians regarding these subjects. What is it that interests you about these subjects? Do you know of any specific requirements needed for those subjects? Are you taking the subjects for the correct reasons?

Task 5- Read- Final page of the options booklet- ‘Making my option choices’- This will give clarity on the next part of the process.

Optional- Task 6- Curriculum Maps- If you would like a detailed breakdown of what you will cover during your Key Stage 4 scheme of work, then please consult the ‘Curriculum Maps’ contained in the resources area for each subject.

Options available:

Please click on the drop down panels below, to explore each option choice and meet the staff of each department.

Introduction to the options process

Options Booklet and Options ‘Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to view Frequently Asked Questions.

Please click here to view the Options Booklet. 


Computer Science and Creative i-Media
Design and Technology  - Graphics
Design and Technology - Resistant Materials
Design and Technology - Textiles
Food Preparation and Nutrition
Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish and Italian)

Physical Education (Cambridge National and GCSE)