Year 8 Options

Posted by Suzanne Alexander

Year 8 Options Evening – Tuesday 6th February 2018GCSE Options

At Sir William Robertson Academy we are constantly reviewing our systems and procedures to ensure that our students are in the best position to fulfil their potential, both academically and beyond the classroom. Recent changes to the structure of GCSE courses has meant that there is a greater amount of content that needs to be covered ahead of the examinations at the end of Year 11. In response to this we have taken the decision to alter our own curriculum model to fit a three year Key Stage 4. This will allow our students to begin studying their chosen GCSE courses at the start of Year 9 and will therefore allow them sufficient time to learn and master the knowledge and skills required by the new, more rigorous examinations.

This, of course, means that our students will now be required to select their GCSE options during Year 8, rather than Year 9 as they have previously done. This is not a decision that we have made lightly and, throughout the process, we have consulted widely with other schools who have successfully implemented similar models. As a result of this process we are confident that this change to our curriculum will have direct benefits for all of our students.

The Options Booklet is available below and was handed out to pupils at the Options Evening.  If you were unable to attend your child will need to get their Options Booklet from Mr Brogan and there is a copy of the presentation below.

Thank you to everyone who came to our Options Evening. We hope you found it useful.

Mr A Brogan
Deputy Headteacher


Click to see the Year 8 Options Presentation from 6th February 2018Year 8 GCSE Options Booklet 2018_Page_01

Click to read the Year 8 GCSE Options Booklet 2018

Click to complete: Year 8 Options Form 2018 Online Application Form