North Birmingham Academy


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 Options Information


At the end of Key Stage 3 students and parents will be able to choose some of their subjects for GCSE study. Such choices may be based on:

  • ability in and aptitude for the subject.
  • enjoyment of the subject.
  • suitability of the subject for future career paths and progression routes.


Whilst we cannot guarantee that all option choices will be met, we will do our best to fit individual preferences into the wider timetable, especially in cases where a student is performing well in that subject.

Visit our Post 16 area for more details on the options available for Post 16 study.



Core Subjects

The subjects below are Core Subjects, they will be studied by most students. 

English Maths
Science Geography / History

 Options Subjects

The subjects below are Options, we endeavour to fulfil all options that are chosen. 

Art Business Studies
Computer Science Dance
Design Technology Drama
Food Technology Health & Social Care
ICT Media Studies
Music PE
Philosophy & Ethics Psychology
RE Sociology