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YEAR 8 KS4 OPTIONS

Year 8 Key Stage 4 Options 2022

» 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?


Introduction to the options process

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KEY DATES

  • 07—18 February – Virtual Options Assemblies in tutor time. 
  • 18 February — Options Website opens for students to share with their parents/ carers at home. 
  • 18 February – Web Portal is opened for students to log options choices. (Login details will be sent to students’ emails). 
  • 01 March – 11 March – Opportunity to discuss choices with the Options Team and/or Curriculum Leaders. 
  • 11 March – Deadline for students to log options choices. Web Portal is closed to students. 
  • 11 March – 08 April – One-to-one meetings with some students to discuss options choices. 
  • 02 May – 06 May - Options offers will be posted out to students and parents during this week. 

Key Stage 4 subjects and choices

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.

Compulsory Subjects

All students will be required to study the following:

Optional Subjects:

Students get to choose 4 subjects.

There are two option blocks which they must choose from -

  1. Humanities (1 subject)
  2. 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 2 reserves).

Click on the links below to view further (video) information on each course.

Subject Videos

The following videos provide an opportunity to hear from Curriculum Leaders to find out more about each subject.

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS:

GCSE English Literature & Language

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GCCE Maths

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GCSE Combined Science

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HUMANITIES (1 SUBJECT CHOICE)

GCSE History

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 GCSE Geography

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OPEN CHOICE (3 SUbJECT CHOICES)

GCSE Triple Science

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GCSE Spanish

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GCSE French

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GCSE Religous Studies

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BTEC Health & Social Care (Tech Award)

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GCSE Design & Technology

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BTEC Engineering (Tech Award)

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GCSE Music

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BTEC Music (Tech Award)

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GCSE Art - Craft and Design

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GCSE Fine Art

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GCSE PE

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Health & Fitness

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GCSE Media Studies

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WJEC Hospitality & Catering

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GCSE Drama

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BTEC Enterprise (Tech Award)

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GCSE Computer Science

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BTEC Digital Information Technology

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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.

Video to follow.


Options Booklet

Click here to access the Year 8 Options booklet.


Any Questions?

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:

Email options@theacademy.me