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Options Process

Here at Oasis Academy John Williams we are passionate about ensuring that our curriculum affords all of our young people the educational currency required for their long-term success in further education and employment. As such, during their time at the Academy your son/daughter has followed a varied curriculum, intentionally structured to ensure experience in a wide range of subjects and promote exposure to different ways of learning, before beginning the process of specialisation, which takes students from Year 9 through their GCSE courses and to the end of Year 11.

Click here to download the Options Letter and Form.

Click here to view the Options Subject Information Booklet.


Curriculum: Year 9

Current Year 8 students will now make all three choices about the subjects they study during Year 9 and beyond.  For all students these subjects are studied for three years from Year 9, alongside English (Literature and Language), Maths and Science (Combined Dual Award) and will result in terminal GCSE examination. Option subjects are the following:

  • Art
  • 3 Dimensional Art
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Food Technology
  • Music
  • PE (GCSE)
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography

Additional intervention, enrichment and extension opportunities are also available via our ‘Period 6’ programme.

Changes to Education - A Parents Guide

Changes to Education - A Parents Guide FAQ