The year 9 Options process (GCSE)
In Key Stage 4 students study up to 10 GCSEs, depending on their ability. The varied options system allows for the study of three separate sciences, as well as two languages and a range of courses, including vocational options. We have produced lots of information to help parents/carers and students make decisions about their Options.
*Please note that the video above is from 2020. The actual deadline for 2023 is:
midday Friday 10th February.
The Option Timeline can be found here
Click this link to see the 2023-25 Options Booklet
Department Option Videos
Creative Media Production (BTEC)
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY (Textiles/Graphics/Product Design)
Health & Social Care (BTEC)
Hospitality and Catering
MUSIC GCSE & BTEC
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)
Click here for a link to the BBC Bitesize webpage that provides further information on GCSE/KS4 option subjects.
Submit Your Options
Students will be emailed their username and password to their Fortismere School email address. This will go live on 1st February 2023 after the guidance meetings.
Click this link to access the options website
Students need to submit six options in order of preference.
Click this link for more information on Attainment 8.
You might like to see the list of qualifications that count for the English Baccalaureate here.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Choosing GCSE Options in Year 9 can be a daunting experience for parents/carers and students. Should you require a careers advice and guidance appointment to talk over GCSE options with a careers advisor concerning potential career routes, you can contact the careers service via email.
Ms Andreou is available should parents require an appointment to talk over yr.9 option choices. Contact details: email@example.com.
Ms K Williams - Head of Year 9 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms A Andreou - Careers Advisor email@example.com.
Mr D Barsby- Assistant Head -Pupil Progress/ Data and Progression/KS4 Line Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also wish to discuss Options with your child's Tutor. For contact details, please go to our Contact Us page.