Elective Courses

With twenty-eight electives to choose from, our students can play to their individual strengths, interests, and abilities.

Subject Selection

Students will complete three electives in Year 9 and 10.

There are three groups of electives to choose from, and students can choose to study a combination of electives from these groups.

  • NESA Electives
  • Newington Electives (only one per year)
  • Cambridge IGCSE Electives (New for 2024!)

For example, a student may choose to study:

  • Three NESA Electives
  • Two NESA Electives and one Newington Elective
  • Two NESA Electives and one Cambridge IGCSE Elective
  • Two Cambridge IGCSE Electives and one NESA Elective
  • Two Cambridge IGCSE Electives and one Newington Elective.

NESA Electives

These are NESA developed courses which students will typically study across Years 9 and 10.

Newington Electives

These are one-year programs, developed at Newington by our expert teachers. If students select a Newington Elective for study in Year 9, they will have the option to choose either another Newington elective for Year 10, or they may  join a NESA Elective for Year 10.

Cambridge IGCSE Electives

These are two-year internationally recognised courses which will culminate in an external examination in October/November 2025.

All electives offered are linked to content and skills that are key to success in Years 11 and 12.

Newington Electives


Cambridge IGCSE Electives

  • Enterprise: A unique subject that brings the world of business into the classroom and gives learners a clear insight into what it means to think like an entrepreneur
  • Physics: Learners grow to understand the technological world in which they live and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.

Please Note:

It is important to note that classes will only be formed if viable numbers exist, and in some cases class numbers will be capped due to access to specialist facilities.

As a result there is no guarantee that all subjects listed will be offered in Year 9 2024. Whilst every attempt is made to satisfy as many of the boys’ choices as possible, certain subject combinations may not be possible.