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Year 9 Options Information 2022

As we approach the time of year when students begin to think about making their choices for Key Stage four options we would encourage you to watch and read through the information provided below. Students will begin to have discussions with their tutor regarding options and careers and working both in tutor time, taking advice in lessons but also receiving careers advice in Lessons for Life.

After half term there is a programme of events to help your child make informed decisions these include:

Careers Fair : 24th February

Year 9 Parents Evening: 3rd March

Year 9 Options Evening:  9th March

It is never too early to start thinking about what type of career might be of interest, the qualifications and subjects that might be helpful, and the subjects they enjoy and may be successful at. Please do not hesitate to start the conversation at home!

Subject Presentations

Each subject area offers 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 information about the process to make options choices and details all the subjects available at KS4. 

Virtual Careers Evening

To help with GCSE options selections, view the Great Baddow High School Virtual Careers Fair from 2021. 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. Further information regarding the scheduled Careers Fair for 2022 will be available in due course.

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

Further Information

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact either the subject teachers or Head of Year; Mrs Sargeant or Assistant Head of Year; Miss Derbridge.

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



PSHE and Careers

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics