Options Process

The options process runs throughout Year 8 and has several aspects:

 Options Booklet

Students have access to the options booklet which provides an introduction to the process and guidance on which subjects are compulsory, optional and alternative to the curriculum. It also provides information on the grading of GCSEs and reporting measures. Students should use this booklet as a guide to help them decide which options


Students have an assembly introducing the options process. A guide is issued during this assembly. Further assemblies are taken by Heads of Department for the different options subjects then take place during that week.

The following week in February

The year 8 Options Evening takes place. Parents and students are welcome to attend to speak to teaching staff about possible courses.


Students then have one month to decide and Options forms are submitted online.

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