How the process works

The Year 9 option process for September 2023 is due to begin in January 2023.

From the week beginning 23/01/23, students, parents and carers of Year 9 pupils will be able to view a series of on-line subject presentations on the school website which should give a taste of what each of the subject choices involve. This will be followed up with our prospectus, live chat events and an Open Evening on 01/03/23 where there will be an opportunity for students and parents to discuss subject progress, and ask any questions about potential Key Stage 4 option choices for September 2023. There will be an additional virtual parent drop in for  any questions about options or for advice about subject combinations on the 22/3/23.

The final part of the options process is always an interview between senior pastoral staff and the students where the option choices will be discussed and forms filled in. These interviews will take place during the week beginning 6/3/2023 and there will be an opportunity for parents to attend these meetings with their child should they wish. The final deadline for submission of option forms will be the 31/03/23.

Alternatively you can complete your child options’ selection by completing this online form.  Please choose from the option blocks and use the drop down boxes.  Choose your main choice and reserve choice for each block.  There is three blocks to complete, followed by the selection of either Core RS or GCSE RS.  Please click here to complete the form with your child on their Duke’s email account Online KS4 Options form

Find out more about KS4 options at Duke’s

Click on the button which looks like 3 horizontal lines in the top right corner of the window below to view all of the subject guide videos in the playlist. You can also click here to view the playlist in Youtube.

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KS4 Options Guide

As a guide to the courses we may offer and the option blocks they are in, please see the grid below which is taken from 2022 options. We will updated with the new blocks and prospectus once they are finalised.

KS4 Prospectus For 2022-23 Options

Or download the choices booklet here