Option Choices

Options assemblies took place on Tuesday 17 March 2020 for all students in Years 8, 9 and 10.

 

For those students who have not been in school this week to make their option choices due to self-isolation, please read the following information carefully.  The Option booklet in the link below is aimed primarily at Year 9 going into Year 10, however this will give students a flavour of the subjects that are available to them.

 

Click here for the 2020 Options booklet

 

Options forms were due back by Friday 20 March 2020, however in light of current events, could all students who have not yet made their choices, please follow the instructions below and email them to: [email protected] no later than Friday 27 March 2020.

 

Year 8 into Year 9 Option Choices 2020

All students will continue to study English, Maths, Science, French, Geography and History.

In Year 9, students will choose two pre-options or taster sessions.  These bridging options aim to create greater enthusiasm for the subject whilst creating deeper subject knowledge and developing key skills. It is compulsory for all students to study Ebacc subjects History, Geography or French.  The emphasis on this year’s learning is skill development and techniques that will empower students when they reach KS4.  Students may then go on to complete a GCSE in these subjects in Year 10 and Year 11.

Open Options – Chose a first option, second option and reserve choice from this section.

(Please make choices in order of preference)

  • GCSE Art and Design
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • GCSE Media
  • OCR National Child Development
  • GCSE Performing Arts
  • GCSE Physical Education

 

Year 9 into Year 10 Option Choices 2020

All students will continue to study English, Maths and Science.  All students will study GCSE French and will choose either GCSE Geography or GCSE History – French, Geography and History are two year GCSEs.

Due to the increased number of exams students sit at the end of Year 11, we have decided to reintroduce a one year GCSE for two of the students’ options.  This means your child will study and sit one GCSE in Year 10 and then choose another GCSE option in Year 11 to study and sit.

Open Options – Chose a first option and reserve choice from this section.

(Please make choices in order of preference)

  • GCSE Art and Design
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • GCSE Media
  • GCSE Performing Arts
  • GCSE Physical Education

 

Year 10 into Year 11 Option Choices 2020

All students will continue to study English, Maths, Science and French, and Geography or History.

You have now finished your first GCSE 1-year option (albeit much earlier than planned).  Now is the time for you to choose your second 1-year option that you will student in Year 11.  You have six options to choose from this year which can be seen below.

Open Options – Choose a first option and reserve choice from this section.

  • GCSE Art and Design
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • GCSE Media
  • GCSE Performing Arts
  • GCSE Physical Education

 

Please email your form tutor and class teachers for further guidance regarding the content of subjects.

 

 

The Featherstone Academy