Year 9 Options

In year 9 students decide which subjects they want to study for their GCSEs. We call these their Options.

Some subjects have to be studied, but students can choose others. This page will help you support your child as they make these choices and answer some questions that you may have.

All students need to take the following subjects

  • English Language and Literature

  • Maths

  • Science - either Combined or Separate Sciences

  • Core PE

  • Philosophy and Ethics

See our Options Booklet for more information

Options Timeline

  • Friday 26th February – Options launch and letters

  • Tuesday 2nd/Thursday 4th March – Parents’ Evenings appointments with form tutors

  • Monday 8th March – Return to school and options booklets given out

  • Monday 15th March – Curriculum Leader advice sessions

  • Monday 22nd March – Options interviews (if necessary)

  • Monday 29th March – Options choices completed on official form


Colton Hills Community School

Jeremy Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5DG.

t: 01902 558420 e:

Headteacher : Mrs A Stephens