Year 8 Options

Please find the link to the GCSE Options Form below. The deadline for submissions is Friday 2nd April.

Year 8 Options Form

This term marks the start of the GCSE options process for our year 8 students. It is an important time for our students and we have taken the decision to proceed during the current lockdown. Students will follow a clear plan to help them determine the best combination of subjects to take at GCSE, whilst at the same time ensuring that their curriculum experience at school is broad, balanced and enjoyable.

The Matthew Arnold School Options booklet 2021-2024

Please note that the date of the parents' evening has changed from Monday 22 February to Wednesday 24 February. Parents should have received their invitation to a Zoom meeting.

Presentation to parents and students 24.02.21

8M and 8A options evening

8R and 8O options evening

8L and 8D options evening

Options letter to parents 25.1.21

Options Assembly 2021

 

How the options process works at The Matthew Arnold School

Students at The Matthew Arnold School choose their GCSE options when they are in Year 8, meaning that they begin Key Stage 4 in Year 9. We offer a comprehensive guidance process to students and parents. This process will start towards the end of the autumn term, when full information will be sent out and posted here.

All students study a core curriculum of GCSE English language and literature, mathematics and Science.

In addition to the core subjects we want our students to complete a health, sport and nutrition course (GCSE PE, WJEC L1/L2 Hospitality and Catering, or BTEC health and social care) and an EBACC subject (Computing, French, Geography, History, Separate Science or Spanish)

Students then choose a further three GCSEs from the list below

  1. Art and Design
  2. Business Studies
  3. Computing
  4. Drama
  5. Design and Technology
  6. French
  7. Geography
  8. History
  9. Music
  10. Religious studies
  11. Separate Science
  12. Spanish
  13. Textiles

If you have any questions please contact Mr Watts, Careers Leader, or Mr Saunders, Head of Year 8: 

gwatts@matthew-arnold.surrey.sch.uk

asaunders@matthew-arnold.surrey.sch.uk 

 

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- Apr 19
A fitting tribute to the memory and legacy of the Duke of Edinburgh, this week is our ‘D of E Promotion Week’. Depending on restrictions, we are looking forward to restarting our annual expeditions! This week, students will experience a range of D of E activities in their lessons https://t.co/Z8IJvlsC65
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- Apr 19
An example of the type of DofE themed subject activities going on this week! https://t.co/eNcghOibYo
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- Apr 19
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- Apr 18
Please see our website link to the menus for the summer term. The menus work on a 3-week cycle and will start with menu week 1 tomorrow. https://t.co/Z0UyuJUxEf https://t.co/WfySrVXlle
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- Apr 18
We’re looking forward to welcoming you all back tomorrow after a well earned rest. We return to school for the summer term on Week 2 on your timetable. https://t.co/l4hclDopju
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- Apr 17
An article from Surrey Live showing a further look around the new school building and further progress with the demolition of MA1 https://t.co/xKtKTlAjGw
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- Apr 8
Good morning! Feeling like a rest day today? Why not try today’s activities on day 4 of our Easter wellbeing programme? https://t.co/KYe3Ap42nQ https://t.co/cj3P27Vx0a
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- Apr 7
Still in your pyjamas? Why waste this lovely morning, check out today’s wellbeing activities. Come on Team, let’s get it 👊 link to our website here: https://t.co/KYe3Ap42nQ https://t.co/A4SfTzoyRB
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- Apr 6
Wake up Team! How are you starting your day today? Join in our holiday activities every day where we will give you ideas and focus for your physical and mental health. Link on our website below. #strongertogether https://t.co/KYe3Ap42nQ https://t.co/mllaQp5t1K
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- Apr 6
Good morning Year 11 ☀️ we hope you had a restful long weekend. Welcome to your Microsoft Teams revision sessions starting today with science, history and geography 👏📚🖊 https://t.co/XnoKrfUy41
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