Year 8 Options

CHOOSING FOR THE FUTURE
Recent changes in education policy have meant that there is a need for students to have more time to complete their GCSE and BTEC qualifications. Therefore, students will be choosing their options in year 8. Hence they will have three years in Key Stage 4, during this time they will study a minimum of eight subjects.

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE COMPULSORY?
Double Science: 4 periods per week
English Language/English Literature: 4/5 periods per week
Mathematics: 3/4 periods per week
Design and Technology: 2 periods per week
History or Geography: 2/3 periods per week
Physical Education: 1 period per week
Religious Education: 1/2 periods per week
PSHE: 1 period per week
Modern Foreign Languages: 2/3 periods per week (German/Spanish is compulsory on some pathways)

WHAT ARE LEARNING PATHWAYS?
The remainder of the subjects on the timetable are then blocked in certain groups and each student has to choose a subject within that group. Each group is designed to ensure that each student can study subjects that are appropriate to them, and give them the best opportunity to maximise their potential. Students will also be aware of what this subject will enable them to study after successful completion of the course.

Students will spend time in their tutor groups discussing the subjects that are available to them, the content that they will study and how they will be assessed. Your child will complete a practice option form to help in the organisation of the options. Please keep yourself informed of the subjects that they are thinking of taking; discuss and help in their choices.

The Academy will be willing to help if you are having problems.

Download the year 8 options booklet HERE.

WHEN WILL THE FINAL CHOICES HAVE TO BE MADE?
Year 8 parents will be invited to a parent consultation afternoon on Monday 13th March 2017. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your child’s choices with a senior member of staff and complete the final option sheet.

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