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Year 9 Options

Choosing options is an exciting time for Year 9 pupils. We hope that the resources on this page will give pupils and parents/carers a good overview of the process and all the information needed to make well-informed choices.

The Options Process 'To Do List':

  • Watch the Option Subject Videos.
  • Read the Options Booklet carefully to find out more about each subject including; entry requirements, course information, assessment and further opportunities.
  • Think about the subjects you might like to choose - discuss your thoughts with teachers and parents/carers.
  • Carefully decide on your 4 option subject preferences and complete the Options Form following the guidance provided.

An Introduction to Year 9 Options from Mr Yates - Deputy Headteacher:

Option Subject Videos:

Below are a series of video presentations made by your teachers about each of the option subjects on offer. At Risedale you have the opportunity to study 4 of the following option subjects at Key Stage 4.

Option Block Summary:

Pupils will choose 4 subjects, a different one from each of these options blocks.

​Option Block A ​Option Block B ​Option Block C ​Option Block D
​BTEC in Sport / GCSE PE ​Art, Craft & Design ​Drama ​BTEC in Sport
​Engineering ​Food Preparation & Nutrition ​​Food Preparation & Nutrition ​Computer Science
​French ​French ​German ​Design & Technology
​Geography ​​Geography ​History ​Geography
​German ​History ​Media Studies ​Health & Social Care
​History ​Religious Studies ​Science: Triple Award ​Music


Compulsory Subjects:

As well your option subjects you will also study the following compulsory subjects throughout Years 10 and 11.

For further information about each subject please contact your teachers directly and for all other general enquiries about the Year 9 Options process please contact Mr Yates (Deputy Headteacher) by emailing or call on 01748 833501 -  we are always happy to help!