In Year 8 our students make decisions about the subjects they will follow for their GCSE courses in Years 9,10 and 11. We operate a three year GCSE course and our aim is to maximise these years so that our students make excellent progress. The extended course enables students to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of their chosen subjects.
Subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science are a statutory requirement at GCSE, however, the remaining GCSE options can be chosen from a wide range of subjects allowing students to follow a broad and balanced curriculum whilst still keeping their options open for post 16 study.
Before you finalise your option subjects you should think about what you want to do in the future and read through our Year 8 Options Booklet carefully. You may already know what career path you want to follow. If so, try to find out which qualifications you will need. You might be considering staying on in the Sixth Form to study A levels or Btec qualifications; if so, find out which GCSEs you need to take in order to start those particular courses.
You must think about what you need to know and ask the person who can offer you the best advice. That may be your tutor, your subject teachers, our Careers Advisor, your parents or a friend.
When you have read our Options booklet and are ready to tell us your choices, please complete our Year 8 Options Form before 4 May 2020. Please note that you will require your school network log-in to access the form.