Options Online Resources & Subject Information

Help for parents and carers

As a parent or carer, we would like to direct you to the following websites to help your child make decisions about their future – without limiting their options. 

www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/index.htm This is the government’s site for all education and learning. There are many links to find out more about the courses, levels and developments.

(https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk) National Careers Service has advisers there to offer careers information. It also has a very useful job profiles section explaining what qualifications are required for each career.

Explanation of Qualifications

To find out what the qualification levels mean please visit the GOV.UK website.

To see examples of qualifications and how the different levels compare please visit the Ofqual website.

These are some of the website that we would advise you to look at when considering your Option Choices and future career path.

Unifrog  - All students have access to Unifrog and have completed a workshop on using the platform on the focus day. The platform can be used to research careers, subjects and further education information. Students can log in at https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in with their school email address and the password they created. Please contact Miss E Burke if you would like to create a parent account or if there are any log in issues.

www.icould.com – a web based careers advice service

Want careers advice? Speak to a careers adviser for free on the phone or online at the National Careers Service.

www.UCAS.com – university portal for information on university courses and entrance requirements


Introduction to Careers video by Miss E Burke


Listed below are subject videos and Summary specifications for each option. 

GCSE Art & Design

GCSE Art & Design Summary Specification

BTEC Tech Award Enterprise & GCSE Business 

BTEC Tech Award Enterprise & GCSE Business Specification Summaries

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE Computer Science Summary Specification

GCSE Dance

GCSE Dance Summary Specification

GCSE Design Technology

GCSE Design Technology Summary Specification

GCSE Drama

GCSE Drama Summary Specification

GCSE Food Preparation & Technology

GCSE Food Preparation & Technology Summary Specification

GCSE French, GCSE German, GCSE Spanish

GCSE Languages Summary Specification

GCSE Geography

GCSE Geography Summary Specification

GCSE Health & Social Care

GCSE Health & Social Care Summary Specification

GCSE History

GCSE History Summary Specification

GCSE Media & GCSE Fine Art - Film Studies

GCSE Fine Art - Film Studies Summary Specification

GCSE Media Studies Summary Specification

GCSE Music

GCSE Music Summary Specification


GCSE PE Summary Specification

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE Religious Studies Summary Specification

GCSE Sociology

GCSE Sociology Summary Specification

GCSE Science

GCSE Combined Science Summary Specification

GCSE Separate Science Summary Specification