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YEAR 8 KS4 OPTIONS

Year 8 Key Stage 4 Options 2024

» Introduction to the Key Stage 4 Options Process
» Key Dates
» Key Stage 4 Subjects and Choices
» Key Stage 4 Subject Videos
» Options Online Registration Instructions
» Options Booklet
» Any Questions/Book a call with a Curriculum Leader?


Introduction to the options process

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KEY DATES (2023-2024)

Options Evening will take place on the Thursday 29 February 2024. 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. 

  • 8 March - Deadline for students to log into the 'Options Online' portal and make choices. Portal closed to students
  • 8 March to 28 March 2024 - One to one meetings.
  • Early May - Options offers posted to students and parents.

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 3 reserves).

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

Videos Currently Unavailable:

- NCFE Health & Social Care (Tech Award) - NCFE Health & Fitness (Tech Award)
- NCFE Engineering (Tech Award)  

(Please speak to relevant curriculum leaders to request more information).

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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GCSE Design & Technology

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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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GCSE Media Studies

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WJEC Hospitality & Catering

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GCSE Drama

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GCSE Business

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NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise

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GCSE Computer Science

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BTEC Digital Information Technology

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Options Online registration

Options online registration instructions - click HERE.


Options Booklet

Click HERE to download the 2024 KS4 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