Year 8 Options Evening

Thursday 10th February 2022, 4:15pm – 7.00pm

You are invited to the Year 8 Options Evening on Thursday 10th February. This is a very important part of the options process where your child will be selecting the subjects to be studied for the next three years.

During the evening, there will an opportunity to listen to a presentation from Mr Woollard (Headteacher) and Mrs Gascoigne (Assistant Headteacher – Curriculum). They will be delivering an overview of the Year 8 Options Process and explaining how choosing the right GCSEs now can impact on your child’s choices at Post 16 and beyond.

There will be three presentations during the evening and these will start promptly at:

  • 4:30pm
  • 5.30 pm
  • 6.30 pm.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Speak with curriculum and subject leaders to find out more about each course on offer
  • Meet with our Careers Officer to help you and your child plan for success in the future
  • Meet with our SENDCO to get support in choosing the right pathway
  • Register for the parent app, if you haven’t already done so.

It is our intent to help all students make well judged, informed choices about the optional subjects they choose.

An Options Booklet will be given to all Year 8 families on arrival to the evening. These booklets provide essential information about each of the courses that your child can choose to study at the start of Year 9. These details will also be made available on our website after the event.

On Thursday 17th March, you will be invited to the Year 8 Parents’ Evening. At this event, as well as being able to discuss your child’s progress with their subject teachers, there will be an opportunity for you to discuss the suitability of the courses your child would like to choose and how successful staff feel they will be, in order for your child to make a well-informed choice.

When your child has decided on their subject choices, you will need to submit them on-line, using the school’s Parent App.  Further details for registering will be provided during the formal presentation and Mrs Bisceglia will be available in the hall during the evening to support with registrations.  Following the evening, any parent who is still to register will be contacted either by email or by telephone call.   Choices will need to be made via the parent app between Friday 18th and Friday 25th March. Please note that we cannot guarantee all students will get all four of their initial choices, however we will ensure that they get the best combination of subjects available. Option choices will not be finalised with students until the summer term.

We thank you for your continued support and your child’s Achievement Leader (Mr Wake), teachers and members of the Leadership Team look forward to seeing you on Thursday 10th of February.

Yours sincerely

Miss Gascoigne

Assistant Head