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Year 9 Options Information 2021

To support students as they make their choices for their Key Stage Four options, a package of information has been created to support you and your child in understanding each subject in more depth, the process to make their choices and to help them make the right choice depending on where their interest lie and career aspirations.

Key Stage 4 Options Presentation

We recommend you start by watching the Key Stage 4 Options Presentation delivered by Mrs Mills and Mr Dexter; this will explain and guide you through the process.

Subject Presentations

Each subject area has created a short presentation to provide more information on their subject at KS4, how students will know if the subject is right for them to take, and why they should consider taking that subject at KS4. Included are presentations for the option subjects in addition to the core subjects such as maths and English; providing an insight into the curriculum, how they will be assessed and how the subject can springboard them into the future! 
Please access the student presentations using the tabs at the bottom of this page or

Options Booklet

The options booklet provides the full details of the process to make options choices and details all the subjects available at KS4. 

Virtual Careers Evening

To help you with GCSE options we are pleased to be able to invite you to the Great Baddow High School Virtual Careers Fair. Please download and explore the exhibitors in the Digital Careers Fair. We highly recommend you explore all the zones even the ones you never even thought to explore. Who knows, you may find the dream career path you never thought of.

Please click here to view the Virtual Careers Fair as a PDF

Subject Question and Answer Session

Having digested all the information provided in our Key Stage 4 Options package, if you have subject specific questions there is an opportunity to ask these in ‘Live’ Q & A sessions on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th March.

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact subject teachers or Mr Bowers and Mrs Sargeant. 

The links for the Q&A sessions and the Option Choice Form are provided in the email to Year 9 parents/carers regarding Year 9 Options.

Students must complete and submit their Option Choice Form no later than Friday 19th March.

We wish you all the best for this important process and assure you of our full commitment to ensuring the best advice and guidance to you and your child.

Art & Design

BTEC Enterprise


Computer Science

Computing Vs ICT

Design and Technology



Film Studies

Food Preparation & Nutrition




Modern Foreign Languages



Personal Development and Careers

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics