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The Richmond upon Thames School

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Year 9 GCSE Options

The Year 9 Options process for 2022 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 2022 was shared with you by email on 25 January. 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 02 February 2022 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.  

Options Process schedule




w/c 24 January

Year 9 Choices Booklet sent to all parents/carers

Via email

01 February

Subject presentation videos by all Curriculum Leaders will be available to view [see email of 01 Feb for password]

Emailed via a link to the video platform

02 February


Short introduction to the evening by Ms Wright (Deputy Head Teacher) and Ms Ward (Head of Year 9)

In school


3 sessions of 25 mins each

Optional Q&A sessions with Curriculum Leaders and senior members of staff*

Carousel in school

Parents will be assigned a group and move through the sessions located in different areas



Sport/Creative Arts

English, French, Geography, History, 

Media Studies

Religious Studies, 


Computer Science, Maths, Science (triple and combined)

Art and Design, Drama,

Food and Nutrition, Music, Physical Education (PE)

*Please ensure you have read the Options Booklet and the FAQs at the end of the booklet before attending the sessions as you will find many answers to your questions here. 

There is a further Q&A document here following queries submitted in advance of the Options Evening.

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 02 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. We ask students to select 5 preferences and we will endeavour to allocate 4 out of these 5 preferences.

Year 9 Subject Consultation Evening

This takes place remotely on Wednesday 23 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.