Watch a recording of the Year 9 Options Information Evening below (recorded February 2022). Download a copy of the presentation used here. 

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During the Spring Term of Year 9, our students choose their options subjects for the courses that they will study in Years 10-11. These qualifications will enable them to progress on to further study within our Sixth Form or at college. We will be supporting your child to make well-informed choices and appreciate your support with this vital process.

Curriculum Overview

Core Subjects

Options Subjects

All students will complete the following GCSEs:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Combined Science (worth two GCSEs) or Triple Science which includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Alongside these, all students will continue to study Physical Education and Personalised Studies. 

Students will choose four subjects from a wide range of GCSE and vocational courses.


  • Fine Art
  • Business
  • Classical Civilisation (after school only)
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology,
  • 3D Design
  • Drama
  • Media Studies,
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies 
  • Spanish


  • Creative Media Production
  • Hospitality & Catering,
  • Marketing & Enterprise 

Each option subject has further information published within the options subjects section of the website. At the bottom of this page there is also a leaflet explaining the benefits of the EBACC. Furthermore, we look forward to seeing you all at the Online Options Event on Thursday 3rd February. The event will start with a presentation at 7pm, which will explain the options process in full. This will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Applications will open shortly. 

Should you have any questions at any point then please do contact me (rridsdale@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk)  In the meantime, I hope that you and your child find this a positive process.

Mrs Ridsdale

Deputy Headteacher

Updated January 2022