Year 8 Options

Dear Y8 families,

Welcome to the GCSE options information page. The videos and links below will help to guide you through the options process. You will find a video for both core and options subjects, which give details that will hopefully answer the questions below.

Why should I choose this subject?

  • What do scholars think of the GCSE course?
  • What will I study?
  • How will I be assessed?
  • What possible careers could it lead to?

You can also find an electronic version of the GCSE options booklet, which you should have received a copy at school during re-induction week.

The compulsory core subjects are:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Core PE.
  • The majority of scholars will also study Spanish.

Your child will need to choose from the following options:

1 Humanities Option

1 Arts Option

History

Geography

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Art

Music

Drama

Textiles

Computing

GCSE PE

Product Design

More information about each subject will be explained to scholars in school as well as sent home and published on this page.

A brief summary of the options timeline is detailed below:

March

Options Launch, employability day, virtual options event and advisor phone calls. Subject information given to scholars during PDS lessons.

April

Tailored options guidance given in school and choices submitted.

June

Final options choices confirmed and communicated to scholars and families.

Subject Introductions
Art

Computer science

Design Technology

Drama

English

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Geography

History

Mathematics

Music

Physical Education

Religious Education

Science

Spanish

Textiles

Please click the link here to ask any questions you may have about the options process.

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