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Beal High School Year 9 Options Site


This site is designed to help Year 9 students make the right choice of KS4 courses.

Here, you can find out about the courses you must study next year and those you can choose as options. You can also download documents and, after you've explored the possibilities, complete your official options form.

We wish you all the best with your decision-making

Y. Andress

Resources - Now!

Resources - Later!

Who will help me?

  • Although it's good to talk to your friends, do not make the mistake of choosing the same courses as them. Choose the courses for YOU!
  • Talk to the teachers that know you best - Form Tutor, Head of Year......
  • Talk to the subject teachers and ask them what they think.

Key Staff

Vice Principal - Progress & Standards: Ms Y Andress
Assistant Principal KS4: Ms R Laird
Assistant Principal KS3: Ms S Vadher
Director of Achievement & Progress (Year 9): Ms T Mooney
Upper School Administrator: Mrs S Salim/Ms B Jivraj

Make My Choices

Complete the sections below and then press the "Test My Options" button when you are ready.

First indicate which of the two science profiles best suits you. If you are Mastering in Science, you have a free choice of FOUR subjects, although we strongly advise choosing at least one Facilitating subject. If you are Non Mastering in Science, you should choose at least one Facilitating subject and then a further three subjects.

Science Profile:

Select a science profile:

After choosing your science profile, select four subjects from the three subject groups (Facilitating, Specialist and Additional). Your total time (times shown in brackets) should add up to 20.

Facilitating Subjects:


Modern Languages


Specialist Subjects



Specialist Subjects (cont)



Additional Subjects






When you are ready, press "Test My Options"


This section will be filled after you have made your choices and pressed the Test My Options button

Your Chosen Courses

Study Time

Course Combinations

Course Families


Can I proceed?


Before completing your options form, make sure you make good use of the resources which have been specially prepared for you:

Beal Options Booklet 2018-20

Options Booklet

View or download the Beal Options Booklet

Beal Options Booklet 2018-20 covers everything you need to know about the choices you have to make and how to make them. It contains detailed information about all the compulsory and optional subjects.

Career Pilot

Career Pilot

Visit the Career Pilot website

The Career Pilot website provides advice about career pathways at 14, 16 and 18.

Which Way Now?

Which Way Now?

View or download the Which Way Now? booklet

The Which Way Now? booklet contains help and advice in glorious colour and includes interesting real-life interviews with students who have been through the Year 9 Options process.

Big Future

Big Future

Visit the Big Future website

Big Future allows you to investigate possible next steps in education after you finish school.