Message from Mr Samra


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

Please download a digital copy of our Curriculum Guide 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 online Options process outlined in the Curriculum Guide.


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


27th January 2022
Curriculum Guide Published

27th January 2022
Virtual Curriculum Choices Evening 6pm

31st January 2022
Options Assemblies in tutor time

10th February 2022
Subject Information Evening

2nd March 2022
Curriculum Choices Deadline

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; 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