Please find the link to the GCSE Options Form below. The deadline for submissions is Friday 2nd April.
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.
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.
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
- Art and Design
- Business Studies
- Design and Technology
- Religious studies
- Separate Science
If you have any questions please contact Mr Watts, Careers Leader, or Mr Saunders, Head of Year 8: