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Bobby Moore Academy

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Key Stage 4 Options

If your child is in Year 9, they will be begin studying their GCSE options in September 2024, which is very exciting.

The process for this starts now, which can feel scary for students. We want to assure students that they will get a lot of support from their teachers and BMA Leadership Team throughout the process.

Below we set out all the support we offer, as well as a clear timeline of events in the order they will occur. Should you have any specific questions regarding options for next year, please contact Steve Walker (Senior Assistant Principal), at

At Bobby Moore Academy, all students follow courses in certain core areas, but there is choice for the remaining subjects.

The KS4 Curriculum:

The subjects which are compulsory to study are the Core Curriculum:· 

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Combined Science (students can change this to Triple Science should they wish to)
  • GCSE Religious Studies
  • Core PE (Non-examined) 

The first choice Y9 students must make is in the Humanities Curriculum, where students must choose to study 2 of the following 3 options:

  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Spanish

The second choice Y9 students must make, is what to study from the GCSE options choices. These are:

  • GCSE Triple Science*
  • GCSE Computer Science*
  • GCSE Design and Technology
  • GCSE Fine Art
  • GCSE Textiles
  • GCSE Music
  • GCSE Physical Education**

* GCSE Computer Science and Triple Science are subject to suitability requirements, dependent on the pupil’s achievement in Maths and Science, respectively.

** GCSE PE has a requirement that pupils play 3 sports to a competitive standard, either in a school team or an out-of-school team. At least one of these 3 sports must be an individual sport. 


The third choice Y9 students must make, is what to study from the BTec options choices. These are:

  • BTec Health and Social Care
  • BTec Creative Media Production
  • BTec Engineering
  • BTec Travel and Tourism
  • BTec Performing Arts
  • BTec Information Technology
  • BTec Business
  • BTec Sport

 The KS4 Options Booklet:

Click here to view the KS4 Options Booklet

Further Information from your teachers:


  • QEOP
  • Bishop Perowne Church of England College