Year 8 Options


Each year our Year 8s decide on a subject they would like to take examinations in in Year 9 and 10 in order to gain an early qualification. These qualifications include GCSE's, Cambridge Nationals and BTEC qualifications. Not only does this build the confidence of our students who have gain an early qualification but it also reduces the pressure in Year 11 when they are revising for their GCSE's.

Subjects such as Maths, Science and English remain compulsory for all students, however this is a great opportunity for students to consider their interests and start steering their qualifications towards them. 

Below you will find a range of information to help you make the right choices. 

Normally we would hold an Options Evening at the school for parents and students. However, due to COVID-19 we have taken the information we would normally deliver on the options evening and made it available online on this page.

If after accessing this information you still feel like you need to discuss things further before making a choice you can speak to subject teachers during our Year 8 Parents Evening.


Year 8 Options Presentation


Year 8 Options

The following subjects can be found at these points in the video above:

  • Performing arts - start of the video
  • Media Studies - 1:20
  • Sports Studies - 3:44
  • Music - 7:11
  • Health and Social Care - 9:16
  • Product Design - 10:40
  • Art - 12:40
  • Food - 14:31


Year 8 Options Brochure
Year 8 Options Letter
Options Choices Letter