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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- Jul 21
Mrs Gould would like to wish you all an amazing summer, give you some news and useful information for the school year ahead and also conclude the current school year. Please see the End of Year letter in your emails and also here is a link on our website: https://t.co/MTaNlLxZMG https://t.co/afPMdRDFVA
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- Jul 20
Parents and carers of Year 11 students, please see the latest update from Mrs Gould on our website ➡️ Parents ▶️ Year 11 TAG Results & Appeals 🔗 link here also: https://t.co/lFgMNa9xEj https://t.co/lBpAOpNPUJ
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- Jul 20
Throwback time 👏📚 what a year it’s been! https://t.co/M7CTNG04B6
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- Jul 20
Congratulations also to our Prefect Team! You have shown us such commitment and amazing qualities that we know you will be a strong Team supporting your Head Prefects and the whole school community. Well done! 👏🎉 https://t.co/qqs6cQ0yHC
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- Jul 20
Please join us in congratulating our Deputy Head Prefect Team for next academic year…well done to Chloe and Laine! We know you will bring some fantastic ideas to support the Head Prefects and the school community. Congratulations! 👏🎉 https://t.co/BduCr3Ym8A
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- Jul 20
It is with great pleasure that we can announce your Head Prefect Team for the next academic year. Well done to Emma and Jack! We look forward to your leadership and know you will do a fantastic job. Congratulations! 👏🎉 https://t.co/EhAzDV78ta
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- Jul 19
🔊Year 10 students - your form tutors will be on Teams tomorrow from 9am-10am to discuss any exam results queries you have. If you have a question for us or just want to say hello and check in, we’d be really happy to hear from you. Log in live on Teams and we’ll see you there ⏰ https://t.co/VBxhh7Hzuv
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- Jul 19
Today might have felt a little strange going online, but we’re just happy you are safe and well 🙏📚💻 https://t.co/CurLSVsUY3
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- Jul 18
Year 10, you will have been awaiting the results of your Year 10 exams tomorrow after returning from a week of virtual work experience. With the priority of keeping you and your families safe and well before the summer break, we will be emailing and posting the results tomorrow. https://t.co/aE7mVLIMJq
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- Jul 18
1) All of your work will be set on Teams and Satchel One (formerly Show My HW) ➡️🔗 https://t.co/RdYuxeeX9J 2) Log in today in case you have forgotten your password! You can email your tutor if you are having problems. 3) Don’t worry, just stay safe. https://t.co/IfHYckcsMt
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- Jul 18
Please see the latest message from Mrs Gould on the website. https://t.co/KJ8dQZKskJ https://t.co/xZY4X4WZ67
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- Jul 16
Well done to our Year 9 cricket team who played in a tournament this week whereby all 3 teams drew 1st place #cricket #cricketlife #teamspirit 🏏🥇 https://t.co/7E7ahYJPUN
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