At IES Breckland students begin their Key Stage 4 study at the start of Year 9, allowing students three years study towards their GCSE examinations rather than the traditional 2. We believe that this allows students to:

  • Deepen their subject knowledge and understanding in their chosen options
  • Have sufficient time to prepare adequately for their examinations


  • 22 February – Year 8 Parents Evening
  • Visit the Options Fair in the Gym on 15 March 2018 (5.30pm-7.00pm).
  •  Complete Options Form and hand in to your mentor – deadline Friday 31st March.
  • Late April – confirmation of options you have been given.

All of the information will be available in the Key Stage 4 Options Booklet.

In 2017 the Option Pathways and offer was: