We have begun the Options process for year students ahead of students beginning their courses in year 10. In years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) students at David Nieper Academy study a core curriculum that comprises of Maths, English Literature and Language, Science, non-GCSE PE and PSHE. Further to this, students will then choose their options from a range of subjects that are offered by the academy.

We now ask that your son/daughter selects 3 additional subjects to those above. These subjects will then form part of their options, for which they will continue to study at GCSE (Level 2) for 2 years at David Nieper Academy.

Below are links to key documents for the 2021 Options process which runs from Tuesday 9th March till Friday 26th March for our current year 9 students. All students will be given printed options packs on Tuesday 9th March to take home, all information will also be on this page on the website.


Key Dates

Thursday 4th FebruaryY9 AP2 reports emailed home.
Thursday 4th MarchY9 online parents evening 3:30pm-6:30pm.
Tuesday 9th MarchOnline Launch of options process.
Booklets handed out on the 9th March.
Online launch of options videos.
Tuesday 16th MarchOnline meetings (4pm-6pm) to take place via parents evening system where parents have made appointments to speak to subject teachers before choosing.
Wednesday 17th MarchStudents to complete taster day choices.
Friday 19th MarchFace to face morning P1-P4.
Monday 22nd MarchOptions form goes live via Forms so students can start picking options.
Friday 26th MarchDeadline for options forms to be submitted electronically.

Key Documents

Key DocumentsLink to Documents
Introductory Options Presentationhttps://youtu.be/Q1qWiU6mZiE
Options Booklet https://davidnieper.academy/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Options-Booklet-Master-Academic.pdf
Life Skills Option Booklet https://davidnieper.academy/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Options-Booklet-Master-Life-Skills.pdf
1:1 Options Evening Meetings (Live from Monday 9th March)https://davidnieper.schoolcloud.co.uk/
Options Taster Day Choices Form (Live from Monday 9th March)https://forms.office.com/r/bDKwPndb3b
Options Choices Formhttps://forms.office.com/r/tV2gaQtstT

Subject Introductory Videos

SubjectType of QualificationTaster Video
Art: Graphic CommunicationsGCSEhttps://youtu.be/oNa_D7Rty48
Food Preparation and NutritionGCSEhttps://youtu.be/jZ2fFZWLjGA
Life SkillsLevel 1/2https://youtu.be/U6NMgAbMtS0
Religious Studies GCSEhttps://youtu.be/mRLfhZvbrOw

Option Block B

SubjectsType of QualificationTaster Video
Design and TechnologyGCSEhttps://youtu.be/nqRPttIXKhw
Hospitality and CateringLevel 2 Awardhttps://youtu.be/Zn4h02RoPAU
Health and Social CareBTEChttps://youtu.be/fhu7c_BILEs

Option Block C

Subjects Type of QualificationTaster Video
Art: Art and DesignGCSEhttps://youtu.be/R6CRHMkX5rI
Computer ScienceGCSEhttps://youtu.be/w_XcPd4RK_k
Health and Social Care BTEChttps://youtu.be/fhu7c_BILEs
MusicLevel 2 Awardhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HmOGinO5EY