Welcome to the Y8 Curriculum Options Page
In this section, you will find a range of information regarding the Year 8 options process; including the options booklet, options/careers curriculum videos and useful links.
We aim to support all students in making fully informed and aspirational options selections in Year 8 and Year 9. We expect all students to study a broad and balanced curriculum which enables them to progress onto post 16 studies and beyond.
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is divided into compulsory core subjects and a choice of options subjects, as outlined here in the Year 8 options booklet. Most students will study 5 option subjects in year 9, which decreases to 4 option subjects in Year 10.
To make the best choice of subjects to study we suggest parents and students follow our 9- step option process [link to option steps from options booklet].
Please click here to view our most recent options booklet. This booklet sets out the process through which Year 8 students will make their GCSE course choices for September. Each option subject is described in detail with coursework requirements and advice on possible future career paths.
Please click here to view our parent launch webinar slides (COMING SOON)
Please click here to view our Year 8 options evening slides (COMING SOON)
The below video presentations help to explain the different option subjects on offer. Each video contains an overview of the subject, how its assessed and possible linked career paths
Activate your best choice:
Choosing your GCSE's can seem overwhelming. You may be worried that you will make the wrong choice that will affect your future education and career options. At Activate Learning, we want you to enjoy this process and make the right decisions for YOU. So, we have put together some helpful tips and frequently asked questions to help you make up your mind. Follow the link below for more information. https://www.activatelearning.ac.uk/app/uploads/sites/2/2022/01/Activate-Learning-GCSE-Options-Flyer.pdf
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