Year 8 Options 2018 - 2021

Our programme of support for year 8 who are choosing their GCSE option subjects this term.

Year 8 have received an introductory assembly delivered by Mr Conroy on 18th January. Since then Heads of departments have been attending the year 8 assembly on a weekly basis to talk in further detail about their subjects. Every year 8 student is filling in ‘fantasy’ option forms so that we can be aware of the direction their choices are taking. Every year 8 student has completed a ‘Making Choices in Year 8’ questionnaire and has had the opportunity of a careers interview.

Mrs Moore has spoken to students in smaller groups to provide a more individual approach to enable students to ask questions and for Mrs Moore to advise and direct students in line with what they enjoy, their ability and any future aspirations.

We have planned a careers day for year 8 on February 27th where they will have interactive sessions with local colleges and universities. They will also get the opportunity to talk to Innervate Careers Services and many local businesses including – British Airways, BP, Enterprise Rent A Car, McDonalds, Metro Bank and many more.

Innervate careers services will take an assembly to wrap the process up and ensure that year 8 have received independent advice and feel well informed. Immediately after this tutors will spend time with their tutees for a question and answer session and also explaining their own journey from school to their chosen career.

There will be a parents evening on March 1st where parents can talk to subject teachers. There will also be an opportunity to talk to the senior leadership team about the options process.  Mrs Lyde will all be available on this evening along with Innervate, local colleges and universities to offer further guidance.

The final options form will be sent home on March 22nd 2018. This must be returned to school on March 26th 2018 to the Head of Year. The sooner we receive forms, the better placed we will be to offer every student his or her first choices.