Year 8 GCSE Options

Dear Parent/Guardian

As you will be aware in Year 9 your son will begin to make some choices about which subjects he wishes to study. This is an important decision that will impact both his future studies and beyond into adult life. These are decisions that should be made after discussion with yourselves, as parents, and your son’s teachers. There are some subjects which they must do, and some where they have a choice. The following subjects are compulsory;

  • GCSE – Mathematics
  • GCSE – Mathematics (Numeracy)
  • GCSE – English Language
  • GCSE Science (Double Award)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate (Skills Challenge Certificate)
  • Welsh
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

There is a choice with the remaining subjects. This initial letter is to find out which subjects pupils are considering studying. Please complete the form by clicking the download form button below. This letter is to gauge interest and ensure that the option blocks can be formulated as efficiently as possible. This is NOT the final version of the options. That will available after February Half Term. There is also no guarantee that all subjects will be available on the final option form.

When this is completed this form must be returned to your son’s form tutor. This must also be signed by a parent/guardian.

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The deadline for the completed form is Friday 20 January, 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. R. Thomas
Assistant Headteacher