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Options Form 2024

Dealine for submission of Options form is Thursday 9th May

Please note you will need your student office 365 log in details to access the form

Should you have any questions or queries about the form please contact -

Miss Williams b.williams@st-anselms.org.uk

Mr Withey n.withey@st-anselms.org.uk 

Options Booklet 2024/25

Welcome to St Anselm’s Options evening information page. Please find below a copy of the presentation given on 24th April 2024

Options Evening Presentation

Following the study of a broad common curriculum during years 7,8 and 9, students will make choices on which subjects to study at the end of year 9, before undertaking these in Year 10 and 11. 

Progressing into Key Stage 4 is an important and exciting new phase in your lives. You have been given a foundation in a broad range of subject areas since Year 7 and now have the opportunity to increasingly direct your own learning and pursue some subjects with a heightened focus.

At St Anselm’s we are extremely proud of the range of subjects we have on offer and we work hard to make sure all students experience a high-quality curriculum. It is very important that you choose subjects that play to your interests and strengths. The choices you make now will affect the subject choices you make at sixteen and eighteen – whether that involves ‘A’ levels/BTEC and university, further education, training or employment. 

In addition to the broad set of subjects we have on offer we also ensure that everyone who wishes to has the opportunity to access the English Baccalaureate  -  The EBacc is a set of subjects at GCSE that keeps young people’s options open for further study and future careers, which consists of taking each of the following


English language and literature


The sciences

Geography or History

A language


When making your choices, you should consider the following questions to ensure that you are picking the most appropriate subject for yourself and not because your friends take the subject:

1) What am I really interested in?
2) What am I good at?
3) What do I enjoy doing?
4) What is relevant to my future studies or possible career choice?