Year 8 Options

Dear Parent/Carer,

As I am sure you are aware we are now beginning the options process for all Y8 students. Enclosed with this letter is your copy of the GCSE Option Booklet which will provide you with information regarding the entire process.

In order to ensure that students receive sufficient guidance to allow them to make informed choices, we are putting together a programme of events in school:

On Tuesday 14th March 2017 a detimetabled Options Morning will take place during which students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from local employers and universities. Students will gain insight into what employers are looking for when appointing employees and which educational pathway are the most suitable.

On Thursday 16th March we will be holding the Y8 Subject Evening. This will give parents and students the opportunity to meet with subject teachers to discuss current performance and progress.

On Thursday 23rd March the Y8 Options Evening begins at 5.00 pm in the main hall with a presentation from the Year 8 team at 5.15 pm. There will then be an opportunity for parents and students to visit the departments and ask questions about the various GCSE courses on offer.

The evening will conclude at approximately 7.00 pm.

Please take time to discuss GCSE options with your child and should you have any questions before the Options Evening, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor, Year Team Leader or myself.

Yours sincerely,
Ms Carole Lawless
Progress Leader for Year 8