Message from Mr Samra


Welcome to the Year 8 options’ process. We hope this page will provide you with all of the information you need.

Please download a digital copy of our options booklet and watch the subject videos below, which together have the information you need to make the right choice.

When you are ready to select your choices, please complete the Year 9 options form.


At Southam College we ensure that in Year 9 students maintain a balance of subjects, while at the same time also begin to shape their education, so it more closely reflects their individual interests and abilities. The videos below give a flavour of each subject on offer and further details can be found in the options booklet.


Please find below some extra information for a selection of subjects that your child might not know much about. If you can't find the subject you are looking for and have a specific query that is not addressed in the subject video or curriculum guide, please email

Key Dates


15th March 2021
Curriculum Guide Published

22nd March 2021
Options Assemblies in tutor time

1st April 2021
Virtual Options Evening 6pm

21st April 2021
Options Form Deadline - hand directly to your tutor

Top Tips


Don't pick subjects based on what your friends are choosing or based on who your current teacher is.

Remember you cannot take very closely related subjects  e.g. Computer Science and Information Technology; Resistant Materials and Engineering; Textiles and Resistant Materials; Art/Graphics/Photography

If you are struggling to speak to your teacher or tutor in person for advice, please email and your enquiry will be passed on to the relevant member of staff