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Newman Catholic College

NewmanCatholic College

A UNICEF Rights Respecting School

Year 9 Options Booklet

Which GCSEs should my child take?

This is really down to a combination of things, including your child's interests, which optional subjects are available to choose, and future aspirational career plans.

This is an opportunity for your child  to shape their own education! They can focus on the subjects they like the most and feel they will do well at.

Which GCSE options are compulsory?

Maths, English, Science are the compulsory core subjects and as we are a Catholic school, Religious Education is also a core subject. English Language is compulsory in all schools, and so is English Literature in the majority of schools. Science may be split into the three separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or into two combined Science GCSEs.