Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School

Key Stage 4 Options 2023

Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School 

Year 9 Options 2023 – 2026

The Way Forward

Welcome to the Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School Key Stage 4 Options information site. This site will give you all the information you need to know when choosing your Key Stage 4 options. It contains detailed information about all the subjects on offer as well as an electronic form to complete your options choices. 

Dear Year 8 Pupil, 

At Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School we have aimed to provide you with a wide variety of subjects to give you a broad and balanced education in line with the National Curriculum.  You have now reached a stage where you are able to make some choices about the subjects that you wish to study in Years 9, 10 and 11.

In making these choices it is important to keep a careful balance of subjects. This website contains information about the many courses that are available to you to help you achieve this balance.  Your final choice should depend on your interests, ability and any career ideas that you may have.

It is important that you take the opportunity to talk to your teachers about the courses offered in Years 9, 10 and 11, particularly those that will be completely new to you, to find out if they are the right ones for you.  If you have any concerns, remember that your mentors and teachers are there to help you.  Finally, make sure that you discuss your options with your parents so that your eventual choice will be the right one for you and your future.  If you have any doubts about your choices, you may also wish to speak to our careers advisor.

Why change to a three year Key Stage 4?

After much thought and consideration, we have made the decision to introduce a three year Key Stage 4 and a two year Key Stage 3 as we believe it is the right choice for our pupils. 

Range and Type of Qualification 

You will be beginning your GCSE/Vocational options in September 2023. It is really important that you all consider the range and type of qualifications that are available to you. 

In summary, we believe this is the right approach for Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School at this time in our journey.  This said, we are committed to continuing to consider what is best for each of our cohorts as they join us and progress through school. However, at this point, we believe that moving to a three year Key Stage 4 is the right approach and will produce happy, confident learners ready to take their next steps in education.

Mrs Kite


All of the subjects on offer at Key Stage 4 have been arranged into option blocks as you can see in the table below. 

Maths, English, Science, PE and RE (short course) are all compulsory but you will be able to select four option subjects from those below.

You can only select one subject from each option block and please note that some subjects are a double option and if taken in one option block they must also be taken in the other block as well, these subjects have an * next to them in the list. Information about all of the subjects on offer to you is available within this website. Click on the "Subject Information" tab above to view the full list.

Option blocks 2023.xlsx

* indicates the subject is a double option and must be taken twice

Red - Traditional academic subjects

Blue - Creative subjects

Black - Vocational subjects