YEAR 8 KS4 OPTIONS
Year 8 Key Stage 4 Options 2023
» Introduction to the Key Stage 4 Options Process
» Key Dates
» Key Stage 4 Subjects and Choices
» Key Stage 4 Subject Videos
» Making Your Choices
» Options Booklet
» Any Questions/Book a call with a Curriculum Leader?
Options Evening will take place on the Thursday 2 March 2023. The event will offer our students and their parents and carers the opportunity to explore the subjects on offer and ask questions of our subject teachers.
- 10 March - Deadline for students to log into the 'Options Online' portal and make choices. Portal closed to students.
- 10 March to 21 April 2023 - One to one meetings.
- Early May - Options offers posted to students and parents.
The options process is a very important one for year 8 students. In total, students will get to choose 4 subjects to study at Key Stage 4.
All students will be required to study the following:
- GCSE English Literature
- GCSE English Language
- GCSE Maths
- GCSE Combined Science (double award)
- Core PE
Students get to choose 4 subjects.
There are two option blocks which they must choose from -
- Humanities (1 subject)
- Open Choice (3 subjects)
Option Block 1- Humanities:
All students are required to choose 1 subject from the Humanities block (and 1 reserve).
Option Block 2 - Open Choice:
All students will need to choose 3 subjects from the Open Choice block (and 3 reserves).
Click on the links below to view further (video) information on each course.
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(Please speak to relevant curriculum leaders to request more information).
The following videos provide an opportunity to hear from Curriculum Leaders to find out more about each subject.
HUMANITIES (1 SUBJECT CHOICE)
OPEN CHOICE (3 SUbJECT CHOICES)
Making your Key Stage 4 choices
Click here for full instructions on how to log into the Options Online portal and to make your KS4 choices.
Click here to access the Year 8 Options booklet.
If you have any questions or wish to speak to one of our curriculum leaders about their specialist subject in KS4, or wish to speak to a member of the Year 8 Options team, please email the following in the first instance: