GCSE Options

Students in Year 9 will choose their GCSE Options for study during the Spring Term.

This process will involve parents/carers and allow students and their families to gain a full understanding of the courses, pathways and careers that are open to them through GCSE Study.

Careers information, advice and guidance will be available throughout the process, including opportunities for students & parents/carers to meet subject teachers, discuss current progress within each subject and find out more about what is on offer through further study.

Students will study 4 GCSE options in addition to the core curriculum offer (English Literature, Language, Maths, Science (inc Triple Science) PE, Learning for Life), they will be able to choose from the full range of courses available at Fakenham Academy, these include traditional GCSEs and alternative qualifications such as BTECs.


The current list of GCSE subjects which ahve been on offer for Year 10 and 11 students at Fakenham Academy in 21/22 are:

  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Media Studies / Film Studies
  • Product Design
  • Textiles
  • Catering
  • Art
  • ICT
  • Computer Science
  • Sport
  • Health & Social Care
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Photography (studied after school)
  • Latin (studied after school)
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