Year 8 Options

Year 8 Options Booklet for 2021

Thank you for all of your support with the Year 8 option process. In the autumn term, students should be thinking about which option subjects they would like to choose for their Key Stage 4 pathway starting in 2021/22 and complete the options intention form (see the link below). The results of these intention forms will help us design the final option grid and give us an early indication on the resource requirements to fulfil the curriculum. Students should read the guidance and subject information found in the Year 8 option booklet to better inform their option decisions. Please compete the options intention form by Friday 11th December. The final option form will be distributed to students in February 2021.

YEAR 8 OPTIONS FORM

YEAR 8 OPTION PROCESS

For further information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum and Year 8 option process, please access this short presentation.

 


During the first two years of your son’s/daughter’s education at King Charles I School, they will have studied a wide range of subjects laying the foundation for continued study in Year 9 and in their GCSE courses (Years 10 and 11). It is very important that certain subjects should be studied throughout the period of secondary education, these subjects are compulsory and form the core curriculum.


Core curriculum:

English Language English Literature Maths Science A humanity (Geography/History) A modern foreign language (French/German) Physical Education Personal, Social & Religious Education

We are delighted that all students will be able to study:

  • a language (French or German) as there is increasingly more evidence that employers are looking for competence in languages in today's globalised world
  • a humanity (History or Geography) as essay writing skills are vitally important preparation for A Level courses, employment and university courses.

The rest of your son’s/daughter’s timetable will comprise of their options choices. Some of the subjects offered in Year 9 are new and have not been studied before. Some are familiar to students from their study in Key Stage 3. Below you will find a full list of all of the subjects we offer at Key Stage 4 and further details about each course. If you have any further questions relating to the individual courses please contact the head of department whose email is provided with the subject details.

GCSE courses are designed to be two years in length. The Year 9 curriculum is designed to best prepare students to study the GCSE curriculum in all of their subjects. Students will study complementary material and content that is outside of the GCSE specifications in order for them to have a broader and deeper understanding of the subject. They will start studying their GCSE courses in Year 10 and take the final examinations in Year 11.

If you have any questions relating to the options process please contact me at school.

Jamie Butler
Associate Headteacher

Subject Information

A

Art

G

Geography

R

Religious Studies

B

Business Studies (Enterprise)

H

Health and Social Care
History
Hospitality and Catering

S

Science - Trilogy Combined
Science - Triple Separate
Sport Science

C

Computer Science

I

ICT

T

Textiles

D

Design and Technology
Drama

M

Mathematics
MFL - French
MFL - German
Music

 

E

English Language
English Literature

P

Performing Arts - Dance
Physical Education

 

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