2017 – 19 Options

At Millthorpe we have the highest expectations of young people and want them to gain high value qualifications for further education or employment. Our option choices are structured to keep open as many careers as possible.

Below is a list of the GCSE option subjects being offered to current Year 9 students who will begin their courses in September 2017.

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Food  and Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Resistant Materials


All students will study either Triple Science (single GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or Combined Science. Places on the Triple Science course are limited and will be determined by performance during Key Stage 3. The Science department will inform parents/carers which course is most suitable for their child. Students who wish to be considered for Triple Science need to chose it as an Option as more time is given on timetable for Triple Science students.