Year 9 Options (for Y10 September 2020)

All students in Year 10 study English Language and English Literature, Maths and Science (with two GCSEs).

In addition, everyone studies PSHE and Core PE. However, the other subjects are optional.

We do, though, insist that all students choose at least one of History, Geography, French or Spanish to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum within the option choices. The English Baccalaureate (please note this is not a separate qualification) is a classification by the government of a set of subjects that are being held up as a desired ‘academic’ collection of qualifications. At Longbenton this includes English, Maths, Science (worth two GCSEs), a humanities subject (either Geography or History) and a modern foreign language (either French or Spanish).

All students should think carefully about their choices and include a balance of what they enjoy, what they are good at and what might be useful for a future career.

Please see the 3 Options Booklet PDFs below for September 2020.


Year 9 Parents' Information


Year 9 into 10 Options