GCSE Options

Welcome to our Key Stage 4 Options page where we are pleased to release our brand-new options booklet for 2021.  The booklet below will enable you to view the wide range of options we offer at Key Stage 4 and learn about the important transition process from key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4.

There will be an opportunity for you to speak to staff at our upcoming Year 9 Parents Evening, and videos below will help you to understand more about the process.  If you have any further queries, please contact the school through gcseinfo@castlerocksch.uk

Options Booklet

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You can also view and download the booklet, using the link below.
The Castle Rock School – Year 10 Options Booklet

Options Form

Please find the Year 10 Options Form below. The deadline for completing this form is 29th January 2021
The Castle Rock School – Year 10 Options Form

Useful Videos

How to choose your exam subjects wisely for the future you want – BBC Bitesize

Think about the job you might like to do, or the kind of work environment you eventually want to be in, as this could inform your option choices. For instance, if you know that you want to travel …


GCSE Options: Everything you need to know about choosing your GCSE subjects – BBC Bitesize

Picking your GCSE options is an exciting time. Here’s a quick guide about compulsory subjects, what you can choose, and more to help you make your decision.

Myths about choosing your options: Busted! – BBC Bitesize

When you choose your options, everyone has an opinion! We help you find out what’s true and what’s just a myth – with the help of a bit of comedy.

What I wish I’d known before choosing my options – BBC

Recent secondary students open up about what they wish they’d known when they chose their options.