Options Booklet

Over the coming weeks you will be making some decisions about the courses that you will follow in Year 10 and 11. These decisions will affect your school life and, possibly, future career. This is an exciting time and you will have some important decisions to make but before you make those decisions, you must:

  • Read (and make certain that you understand) the information in this booklet.
  • In particular, make certain that you understand the subject information and the different routes that you can take.
  • Look at your school report which will highlight your strengths and areas for development.
  • Talk to your parents/carers about the course and your suitability for them.
  • Talk to your teachers about what the course involves.
  • Talk to older students about their experience of the course (but remember that your course may be quite different).
  • Ask questions that will help you to make the right decisions.
  • Consider all of the course carefully and ensure that you have made the right decision for you.
  • Consider how your choices may affect your opportunities after Year 11, in terms of further education and your career pathway.
  • Talk to our careers advisor if you are unsure about career pathways.


The curriculum offered here at The Hart School is designed to be broad, balanced and flexible. It allows you to achieve the highest levels possible and also to develop your individual talents. At the same time, it will prepare you for your role in society, both now and in the future.

In addition to the formal timetabled curriculum, there will be opportunities for you to continue personal development outside of the classroom. These will include local visits; subject related activities; work experience; sporting and performance opportunities; Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme; careers interviews and further education information and opportunities. Remember if you have any concerns or questions please ask!

Mr Thompson
Vice Principal – Achievement