Year 9 Options

At Tile Cross Academy we are committed to providing students with an experience which provides them with the breadth of knowledge and skills that enable them to reach their full potential academically as well as culturally, socially, morally and spiritually. 

In Year 8, students were given the opportunity to choose the first of their three KS4 option subjects. Now in year 9 they will need to select their remaining two option subjects. 

On this page you will find a video presentation which explains the option process and provides information about how to pick your subjects. Our Heads of Faculty have provided information about each of their subjects and how appropriate they are to your possible future career. The video will also explain how to complete the options form via Microsoft Forms. The link to the options form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Watch the video below to find out about the options process, key dates, details on how to complete Microsoft Forms and details from the Heads of each Faculty as to what their option subjects entail.

We recommend that students and parents watch the whole video before making any choices.

Compulsory core subjects at TCA are (click each one for more details):

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Combined Science (some students will be selected to do Triple Science)

All students will also study Religious Education and continue with core PE as well as following a detailed PSHE and literacy programme. They will also continue with the option they chose in Year 8.

Once you have watched the Virtual Options Evening video you can use these mini clips  to remind yourself of any subject from the main video:

English Language

English Literature

Mathematics

Combined Science

Triple Science

Religious Education

Students will be asked to select from the following subjects (click each one for more details):

Once you have watched the Virtual Options Evening video you can use these mini clips to remind yourself of any subject from the main video:

     

     

     

Geography

French

Photography

Sport

     

     

     

History

Spanish

Media Studies

CPLD

Choices need to be submitted via Microsoft Forms on the link below.

The link will be available between Wednesday 3rd March 2021 from 6pm and Wednesday 10th March 2021.

Any student who has not made their choices within this window will likely be placed in an option subject with available space.

The options letter sent out previously can be accessed by clicking here.