Year 9 Curriculum Futures Information

Welcome to our Year 9 KS4 Options page. Choosing which subjects to study in Years 10 and 11 is an important decision for a student, and it is vital that each student makes an informed decision. On this page you will find everything needed to help make the best decision.

First of all it is important to find out about what students will study in each subject. This can be done by reading the Subject Curriculum Plans, watching the short video presentations about each subject, and by reading the Options Information Booklet.

KS4 Options Booklet

Students should also be using the Unifrog website to help research which subjects may be of most use for particular careers or future routes of study. Login details can be obtained from Ms C Spinner, our Careers Coordinator:


 We would also recommend watching these short videos which will help students to think about their options carefully:

The timeline for the Options process is outlined in the letter from Mr Petrie here:


Please see below the information from Mr Petrie's presentation on Futures Evening:

SMCHS Options Presentation 2024
Finally, please bear in mind that although making options choices is important, it is not something that parents or students should be worried or anxious about. Our staff will advise and support students at every step of the process, and will answer any questions you may have.