Year 8 Options

When our students begin Year 9 they embark on a very important phase of their education, namely the three years to GCSE (Key Stage 4).

The pathway booklet will give you an overview of the Key Stage 4 curriculum and details about the individual subjects that students are able to study.

The majority of time for a Key Stage 4 student is spent on the Core Curriculum. It includes English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, Physical Education and Personal, Social and Health Education (including Citizenship, Careers and Work Experience). Some students may also have a modern foreign language as a compulsory subject.

The options curriculum takes upmost of the rest of the time and here students will choose either Geography or History in order to be eligible for the English Baccalaureate as well as choosing 2 or 3 additional options from an extensive range of subjects,dependent on the pathway they follow. Many of the subjects continue from Key Stage 3, but some new subjects such as Business Studies, Health & Social Care and Sociology also become available.

In order to best support our students, achieve their full academic potential we have developed a pathway system. Families will be advised which pathway we feel best suited to your child’s learning.

Key Dates:

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Thursday 6th February 2020

Wednesday 26th February 2020

: Key Stage 4 Pathways Evening. 6.30pm start.

: Year 8 Parents’ Evening. 5pm – 8 pm.

: Individual student interviews with Extended/Senior Leadership Team

: Closing date for Option Choices application. To be completed using button below, or via the link sent out via email. by parents/carers with their child.

KS4 Pathways Booklet for September 2020Year 8 Pathway Options

Year 8 Pathway Options Link

The form to select your options uses the Microsoft Forms platform, therefore, the link above takes you to a Microsoft login page. Students will need their school email address and computer passwords to access the form. If there are problems with your details, please contact the school.

Abbey Grange C of E Academy

Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 275 7877
Fax: 0113 275 4784

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Abbey Multi Academy Trust
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Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
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