Year 8 Options

Welcome to the GCSE options information page. The videos and links below will help to guide you through the options process.

The academy puts a range of measures in place to support students, including dedicated sessions during PDS and individual meetings with senior staff.

As the health and safety of our families is paramount, we will be unable to hold an Options Evening as we usually would have this year, as such, we have put together this webpage to support students to feel confident with making their options decisions.

Students will also have received an Options Booklet with all of the information about the their options choices too. To download a digital copy of this booklet, scroll to the bottom of this page.

What are my option choices?

As outlined in the video above, you will have a range of compulsory, examined and non-examined subjects, as well has having two option choices. These are shown below:

Compulsory examined subjects:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Religious Education
  • Humanities Option

You will also continue to have lessons in PDS, co-curricular and Physical Education (non-GCSE)

Option choice subjects:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Art and design - Art
  • Art and design - Textiles
  • Art and design - 3D Design
  • Art and design - Photography
  • Music Practice
  • GCSE Physical Education
  • Sport
  • Triple Science
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Information Technology
  • Creative Media Production

Subject Introductions:

The videos below will provide you with a brief overview of each of the subject options available to you.

Each video will respond to the following key questions:

  1. What will I study?
  2. How will I be assessed?
  3. Skills required to be successful
  4. Further study links
  5. Career opportunities

If you want to find out any more about any of the option subjects, speak to your subject teacher at school and they will be happy to share more information with you.



Art and Design - Art

Art and Design - Textiles

Art and Design - Photography

Creative Media Production

Computer Science

Digital Information Technology



BTEC Sport

Triple Science

How do I complete my options form?

Watch the video below to see how you need to fill in your options form. If you need any further help with this, speak with your advisor or Miss Blythe.

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