Welcome to our new Options website on Ready Steady Learn

Over the coming weeks your child will be making decisions about their choices of subjects to study in year 10 and 11.

On this page you will find information about the subjects we offer at Selby High School.

Students will have an assembly to introduce and explain the process followed by our Options Evening presentation for students and parents, carers & guardians. Students can also speak to their class teachers and Personal Development tutors to help them in making their choices. Students need to complete the Google Form that will be sent to their school email address after the evening by Friday 18th March 2022.

Key Dates:

Year 9 Options Assembly:

Monday 7th March

Options Evening for Students & PCGs:

Wednesday 9th March 4.30 - 6pm or 6pm - 7.30pm

Options Deadline:

Friday 18th March

Curriculum Aims:

  • Foster a culture of high aspirations, ambition and excellence for all;

  • Develop a well-rounded understanding of the world- encouraging enquiring minds;

  • Celebrate diversity, tolerance and respect;

  • Give all students a pathway to success- in life, learning and employment;

  • Promote participation in a wide range of curriculum experiences within and beyond the classroom;

  • Encourage students to lead happy, healthy lives and build resilience.


At KS4 the majority of students follow a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science Trilogy, Spanish, Core PE, Life Development (LD) and RE.

Students then choose either History or Geography and then 2 further subjects.

English Language & Literature

(GCSE 9-1)


(GCSE 9-1)

Combined Science (Trilogy)

(GCSE 9-1)


(GCSE 9-1)

Core PE

Life Development




(GCSE 9-1)


(GCSE 9-1)


You will choose 2 options subjects and 2 reserve choices. We always try to give students their preference choices, but occasionally, this is not possible.

We have a range of GCSE (9 - 1) and Vocational qualifications (Pass / Merit / Distinction) for you to choose from. You should think carefully about the subjects you enjoy and consider what you might want to study after school when you move on to college.

Please note:

You can choose both history and geography

You may only choose one from;

  • Art & Design - Textiles

  • Art & Design - Fine Art

You may only choose one from;

  • Sports Science

  • Sports Studies


You may only choose one from;

  • Performing Arts with Dance

  • Performing Arts with Drama

Art Textiles & Fashion

(GCSE 9-1)

Business Studies

(GCSE 9-1)

Computer Science

(GCSE 9-1)

Media Studies

(GCSE 9-1)


(GCSE 9-1)

Separate Sciences

(GCSE 9-1)


(GCSE 9-1)

Child Development


Creative iMedia


Engineering Design


Hospitality & Catering


Music Practice

(BTEC Technical Award)

Performing Arts with Dance

(BTEC Technical Award)

Performing Arts with Drama

(BTEC Technical Award)

Sports Science


Sports Studies