'I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me.' Philippians (4:13)


Options Online Presentation

On Tuesday 21st February 2023 we will be providing a live, online Presentation for students and parents.

Your child will have received an invite to the relevant talk through Teams. The times are highlighted below. 

  • Lilac pathways: 4:45pm
  • Blue pathway: 5:15pm
  • Green pathway: 6:00pm

Click Here To Login Into Office/Teams

Course Information Evening

On Thursday, 9th March 2023 St Edmunds invites Y9 pupils and their parents/guardians to a Course Information Evening.

This will take place in the School Sports Hall and you can drop in anytime between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

There will be lots of subject stands and outside agencies including local colleges.

Pupils who will not be on roll in September will not be expected to attend this evening or be involved in the option's process.

Options Booklet

It is very important that you spend some time reading through the booklet. If you are unable to view this online then a paper copy can be made available by contacting Mrs Robinson (Data and Assessment Manager) either by phone on 02392 823766 ext 226 or by email on jcrobinson@saintedmunds.org.uk.

The booklet contains an awful lot of information about each subject available, along with guidance on the process. Please note that the different pathways only vary by the directed options and a couple of different subjects.

 Blue Pathway Booklet.pdfDownload
 Green Pathway Booklet.pdfDownload
 Lilac Pathway Booklet.pdfDownload
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Online Options Form

The Online Options Form will need to be completed through the links below.

Letters to parents have been sent with individual login details. You will be unable to make any selections before the Course Information Evening on Thursday, 9th March 2023.  

Your choices must be completed by 9am on Friday, 17th March 2023.

Lilac  Pathways

Blue Pathway

Green Pathway

GCSE Languages

If you speak another language at home you may have the opportunity to gain a further GCSE.  The Language Course comprises of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.  Exam support if available for some languages with additional lessons taking place during period 6.  We work very closely with EMAS (Ethnic Minority Achievement Service), who provide us with Bilingual Assistants (BLA) who are able to prepare you for the exams.   This will allow you to build a good relationship with your BLA and will then help enhance your verbal communication skills in preparation for the speaking exam.  Speaking Exams will take place during April and May.  During the months of May and June you will then sit the 3 other components - Reading, Writing and Listening.


A list below are the languages that qualify:

Arabic Bengali Chinese German Gujarati


Japanese Panjabi Persian Polish
Portuguese Russian Turkish Urdu


This is an amazing opportunity, at no cost to yourself.  Qualifications in languages are very attractive to future employers.  If you are able to speak another language but unsure if you qualify please speak to Mrs Robinson - Exams Officer.

Subject Presentation Videos

Subject video presentations give an indication of the courses available for 2023-2025. Please note that not all subjects are available to all students. You may not be successful in gaining a place on a course this will be dependent on the number of applications, aptitude and suitability to the course.


 Astronomy & Statistics

 Art  Photography  Graphics  Textiles

 Child Development


  Computer Science / I-Media




  Food Prep & Nutrition


  History  Ancient History

  Media  Film Studies

  Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)


  GCSE Physical Education (PE)  Sport BTEC

  Psychology  Sociology

JED Link (Job Explorer Database)

This is a resource that allows students to access information about the qualification requirements for different jobs.  JED offers a link to possible careers or education opportunities and the qualifications required.

CLICK HERE to access the JED Database

College and Training Provider Links

The following websites for local colleges and training providers will also be invaluable in supporting your decision-making process: