Year 9 Options, What has your child chosen?

(70 Posts)
Summerz Tue 20-Mar-12 16:29:17

Hello!

Since most children and parents have most likely chosen their GCSE options, I'm interested in what they have chosen!

I've just created this for other Mumsnet users to discuss and speak about their ds/dd specific option choices, and to see other users views and opinions.

My ds has chosen: (Compulsory then Options)

Mathematics
English Language
English Literature
Technology - Product Design
Religious Education
BTEC P.E
Single Science

4 Option Choices only:

Triple Science (2 options)
History (1 option)
French (1 option)

I hope to see Mumsnet(ters) posting and discussion, hopefully enjoying their-selves and ready for GCSE stress! (Lol =P)

Milliways Tue 20-Mar-12 20:00:43

Mine are older but they chose:

DD: French, German, History, Geog (+ 7 compulsory with Triple Science)

DS: French, Latin, History, Geography, + same compulsory 7 + Additional Maths.

so both took 11 GCSE's.

Good luck to those starting again! smile

Oakmaiden Tue 20-Mar-12 20:10:57

My son's has been a nightmare. He is a very bright boy, but has SEN which make it all a bit difficult, in addition to which he is lazy AND has a very teenage attitude at the moment. I arranged with the school for him to take a cut down timetable next year.

So he will do:
Maths
English Lang
English Lit
BTEC RE/Sustainability course

Then his optional subjects are:
Double science
Geography
and BTEC Music IF he pulls his socks up for the rest of this year and makes a good effort at school.

The rest of his cohort take an additional 3 subjects - two options and Welsh.

BestIsWest Tue 20-Mar-12 20:44:38

He is still deciding(sigh) and has SEN too.

Compulsory are
Maths
English Lang
English Lit
Welsh
ICT Short course
Double science

Options chosen so far
Music
Geography
Media Studies

1 more to be chosen from Triple Science, History or Art. I think he wants to choose Art but only if he can do 3D design. He likes History but is put off by the amount of essay writing required.

BensonBunny Tue 20-Mar-12 20:48:37

DD has compulsory:
English language
English lit
Maths
RS
Double science
MFL - French

She then has 3 options:
Triple science
Geography
PE

Most of the courses are iGCSE. Interestingly the school (independent) hasn't mentioned English Bacc at all and history and geography don't seem to have been very popular choices among the girls.

Quite a few of DDs friends seem to have had huge arguments with their parents about options, mostly around how many academic / arty subjects they take so I'm pleased we have agreed with DDs choices (I did start subtly guiding her towards triple science at the start of the year...)

bruffin Tue 20-Mar-12 20:52:20

compulsory are

english lang and lit
maths
it
triple science
re
pshe

DS yr 11 options

German
History
Electronics

DD yr 9 chosing now

would like to take

History
Italian
Drama
and Twilight Art

unfortunately the subjects clash and not quite sure what is happening at the moment. She may have to drop italian as it clashes with history, but I am going to see if there is a way she can take Italian outside of school.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 20-Mar-12 20:57:45

Benson - if they do iGCSEs then bizarrely they count for naught in the government statistics so they probably wouldn't count for EBacc.

ibizagirl Wed 21-Mar-12 05:40:39

Dd already chose options last month - she is year 8.

Compulsory are:

English language
English literature
Maths gcse and advanced maths a level work
Science (not told yet if double or triple)
Ict
Re
German
Pshcce
Pe

Options are:

History
German
Psychology

Yellowtip Wed 21-Mar-12 08:09:57

Biology
Chemistry
Drama
English Language
English Literature
French
Geography
History
Maths
Physics
RE

Also Y8.

circular Wed 21-Mar-12 08:25:44

DD1 yr10 so chose last year. No Ebacc subjects enforced.

COMPULSORY
English Language
English Literature
Maths
*Science (Double or 3 separate depending on pathway)
ICT AIDA - (1 GCSE 'equivalent')
Btec Sport (1 to 4 GCSE 'equivalent')
RS (no exam)
PSEC (no exam)

OPTIONA
*Chemistry
*Physics
*Biology

French
Geography
Music

So 9 'proper' GCSE's plus the other bits.

gramercy Wed 21-Mar-12 09:22:15

ds in year 9 has just chosen:

English x 2
maths + statistics
double science

French
History
Music
RE
Latin

schilke Wed 21-Mar-12 11:49:07

Ds1 has chosen ...
Music
Spanish
German
P.E.
History

Compulsory...
Maths
English Language
English Literature
Science x2

They have to do one language & one of history, geography, RS. Plus one in the "Arts" section - drama, art, music, cookery, IT etc..

Still do PSHE - no exam. Have ticked box to opt out of RS (no exam).

lelly88 Wed 21-Mar-12 11:52:40

Year 9

Compulsory

Maths
Maths Statistics
English Language
English Lit
Double Science
RE (Short Course) 1/2 GCSE
Welsh (Short Course) 1/2 GCSE
ICT (AiDA)

Options

Geography
Spanish
Computing
Triple Science

bumpybecky Wed 21-Mar-12 19:04:33

dd1 is in year 9 and has chosen...

Compulsory:

Maths
English
English Lit
Double science
RE
PE (not exam)

Options

Spanish
French
Latin
History
Catering

so 11 shock which seems like a lot

eatyourveg Wed 21-Mar-12 19:37:31

ds3 (sen)

Compulsory

English Language
English Literature
Maths
Double /Triple science (school decide following results of end of year exams)
Philosophy & Ethics
French

Options

Geography
PE
Law

ds1 had the same compulsory ones and then chose

Geography
Spanish
Music

I did the same compulsory ones many moons ago and then chose

Geography
Latin
Music

pearlgirl Wed 21-Mar-12 19:47:31

Ds1 is in yr9
Compulsory:
Maths,
Eng lang
Eng lit
Triple science
R.E
Lifeskills

Chosen
Business (double award)
History
German
Resistant materials or electronics

Dd1 is doing ....

Compulsary :

English language
English Lit
Maths
RE
Science

Options :

Gcse Art
Gcse Geography
Gcse French
Gcse Business Studies

I just had a thread because DS1 couldn't make his mind up between two courses and had some very helpful advice from some lovely MNers (thank you again!) He had to get his choices in for last Friday and the final list is:

Compulsory,
English Literature
English Language
Maths (might be AS rather than GCSE as he's taking GCSE now, depends on what he gets this summer)
Triple Science

His choice,
History
French
Computing
Music

He's also doing PE and RE, but they aren't graded. He should also be doing ungraded ICT but as he's opted for Computing he drops it and uses the time for that GCSE instead.
Also, the school has arranged the curriculum so that everyone should cover the subjects that will give them the English Bac.

marbeth Wed 21-Mar-12 21:06:59

Ds compulsory

Mathematics
Statistics
English language
English Literature
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
ICT
1/2 RE
Spanish ( Had to choose from French ,German or Spanish)
Geography ( Had to choose from History or Geography).

Options
Art
Drama.
He really struggled picking subjects as very limited choice. He is looking forward to dropping French.

ColourMeWithChaos Wed 21-Mar-12 21:13:26

DS is in year 10 and is taking:
English literature
English language
Maths
Triple science
IT (half)
RE (half)
Sports Science
Geography
French
Economics

So far he has had the most problems with the triple science -- because the teachers are shit and they let anyone do it regardless of ability so there is a rather large spread of ability-- and he has enjoyed sports science the most as he absolutely loves his rugby so being able to play more is perfect for him.

ColourMeWithChaos Wed 21-Mar-12 21:13:45

Failed with my striking out there!

ColourMeWithChaos Wed 21-Mar-12 21:18:48

Oh and Ds1 did:

The same compulsory ones and then:

Sports studies
History
French
Art

He is now doing Biology, Sports Science and History A Levels and has offers to do Physiotherapy and Sports Science at university.

GRW Wed 21-Mar-12 21:38:04

My DD has
compulsory:
Maths
English language
English literature
short course citizenship

Options:
Triple science
German
RS
drama
music
short course general studies

Popoozle Wed 21-Mar-12 21:44:09

DS's are;

Compulsory:

Maths
English Lang
English Lit
Double Science
RE (short course)
ICT (standard course)

Options:

History
Geography
BTEC Art & Design
ICT (visual media course)

Piggychunk Thu 22-Mar-12 08:41:05

DD has chosen

Compulsory:

English lit
English lang
Science Double
Maths
RE ( no GCSE award 1 lesson a week )

Options:

Geography
French
Drama
Dance
Textile Design

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