Senior School

Curriculum map ks4 sept 2021


Year 8 GCSE Options Information

During the Spring term at Kings Priory School the focus for Year 8 turns to that of GCSE options.

On this page you will find the details of our GCSE curriculum and the process in which pupils will need to discuss and decide on which subjects they wish to follow at GCSE.

This step marks the end of Middle School and the progression into the Senior School. It is naturally a rite of passage for the pupils and should be taken sensibly and carefully with a focus on what they want to study up and past GCSE also.

We offer an academic curriculum in the Senior School with a focus on breadth of opportunity of study. With this in mind our pupils are expected, unless we identify an alternative pathway, study:




1 Humanity subject

1 MFL subject

2 Option free choices (this can include an additional language and/or humanity subject)  

At the bottom of this page you will find a number of video links along with the GCSE Options brochure for this year. Please use these to help with decisions being made about subjects. In addition, there will be a Year 8 Parents Evening where these choices could form the basis of your discussions and is a further opportunity to ask questions.

Key dates:

Options work completed with pupils during January utilising Chapter time and tutor times

Year 8 Parents/Information Evening –  Late January

Deadline for OPTIONS forms – February

Dates are specific and will be shared with parents for the relevant year.


 Year 8 Option Choices Intro Video 

Y8 Options – Decision Making Video from NT Connexions

Art - GCSE

Computing - GCSE

Creative iMedia - GCSE

English Language and Literature - GCSE


Geography - GCSE


Music - GCSE

Science - GCSE

Maths - GCSE

Philosophy and Ethics - GCSE

History - GCSE

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) - GCSE


Sixth Form

Moving into Sixth Form students are required to obtain the entry requirement for the subjects they have opted for. Details can be found in the Sixth Form area of the website. The entry requirements show our commitment to our Sixth Form being an academic establishment, where high standards are expected from all our students.

Most students will follow three A Level subjects in Sixth Form, although there are exceptions to this.

We will be happy to discuss this on a case by case basis with students and parents, should they so wish. For more information on the Sixth Form curriculum click here:

Sixth Form

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