Key Stage 4 Options - Welcome


Your child is approaching another very important stage in their educational journey. In theses unprecedented times in education, it is time to make an exciting change to the curriculum currently being offered to our Y9 students.

Delta Don Valley Academy provides a broad and balanced curriculum which engages and challenges our students so that they achieve the best possible range of qualifications to enable their future aspirations to be fulfilled. The curriculum is designed to offer students a diverse and coherent choice of courses and learning experiences so that they develop skills and knowledge that remain with them long after examinations. This is so our students leave school as confident and independent life-long learners, equipped with the transferable skills needed to thrive in a changing world.

Students will take a suite of compulsory core of subjects at GCSE, however, they will also be able to choose from a wide range of optional subjects. Some of the subjects will be familiar to you; some will be new. This options guide and the KS4 Options page on our website are designed to give you information to help you make the best choices.

It is important that you read through this pack, speak to your child and watch the numerous videos on our options website page. If your child is thinking of a particular career path, make sure they talk to the careers staff at the academy for more information. The choices have to be right for your child so they need to think about the subjects they need, enjoy and/or interests them.

Aim high, choose wisely and work hard.


Mr Luke Staniforth

Associate Vice Principal