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The Richmond upon Thames School

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Year 9 GCSE Options

The Year 9 Options process for 2023 is now live!

The programme will provide details of all the GCSE subjects we have to offer at RTS and guidance to help your child make informed choices about the subjects they will be studying for GCSE.

GCSE Options Booklet

The GCSE Options Booklet 2023 was shared with you by email on 02 February. In it you will find details of all GCSE courses on offer at RTS, as well as a FAQ section and details of the online courses students can choose from to study during their enrichment.

Options Evening Event Details

On Wednesday 01 February we will be holding our Year 9 Options evening. This event will be held on the school site and you are invited to attend with your child.  The presentation slides for the evening are here.

Options Process schedule




w/c 09 January

Y9 students taking part in a GCSE subject carosuel every Wednesday

In school

25 January


Email sent to all Y9 parents/carers with initial information and timeline of process

Via email

01 February, 18:30-19:30

GCSE Options Evening Event

In school

02 February GCSE Options Booklet issued to parents Via email
w/c 06 February Y9 Destinations/Options Meetings with a member of the Senior Leadership Tea, (SLT)   
22 February, 14:30-19:30 Y9 Subject Teacher Consultation Evening Face to face in school, by appointment
23 February Options form goes live!  
01 March Deadline for option choices to be submitted Google Form

*Please ensure you have read the Options Booklet and the FAQs at the end of the booklet.

Deadline for choices to be submitted

Once you have read all the literature, watched the videos and attended the Options Evening, your child will have until Wednesday 01 March to complete the Options form with details of their GCSE options preferences. The link to this form is embedded on the last page of the Year 9 Choices Booklet.

We would recommend that students do not rush their decision and use all available resources in order to make an informed choice. 

Year 9 Subject Consultation Evening

This takes place face to face in school on Wednesday 22 February and will give you the opportunity to speak to your child’s subject teachers to help inform decisions around their option choices before submitting the Options form.