Winterbourne Academy

Options (Year 9 into 10)

As students prepare to leave Year 9, they make the first of a series of important choices about which qualifications they wish to gain throughout the next two years. The booklet below help guide students towards making the best choices for their future.

The range of qualifications and subjects available to students during Years 10 and 11 is comprehensive. It provides students with the opportunity to follow a broad academic curriculum while at the same time having the ability to follow interests and career specific routes. Throughout the Key Stage, we expect all students to complete work to the highest possible standard so that they leave Year 11 ready to commence Post-16 studies with a wide variety of options open to them.

Please find below the options booklet containing further guidance on the process and each offered subject.  In addition there are a list of FAQs and short course introduction videos to help you make an informed decision.


Year 9 Options Selection Form 2022- DEADLINE 14TH FEBRUARY 2022 

Click the image below to view the Year 9 Options presentation (12/01/22)

 Options Presentation (pdf)



Please click on the subjects below to hear more about what you could be learning at GCSE level:

Leaflet - what is Engineering?

Leaflet - a parents guide to Engineering careers

Leaflet - career route map for Engineering in England

Leaflet - vocational and apprenticeships

MFL presentation



Wednesday 19 January 2022

Live online presentation followed by parents/subject specialist Q&A appointments  

Thursday 20 January 2022

 Online options form goes live 

Monday 7 & 8 February 2022

Year 9 Parents’ Evening 

Monday 14 February 2022

Deadline for options selection 

Term 6, 2022 

Letters home confirming options allocated for students