Year 8 Options

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. All Year 8 students have been sent an electronic copy of the pathway booklet VIA MILK planner, which all parents/carers can access. A link to the booklet can also be found at the side on this page.

The majority of time for a Key Stage 4 student (70%) is spent on the Core Curriculum. It includes English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, French, Physical Education and Personal, Social and Health Education (including Citizenship, Careers and Work Experience).

The options curriculum takes up most of the rest of the time (25%) and here students will choose either Geography or History in order to be eligible for the English Baccalaureate as well as choosing 2 additional options from an extensive range of subjects. Many of the subjects continue from Key Stage 3, but some new subjects such as Business Studies, Engineering, Health & Social Care, Sociology and a range of BTEC’s also become available.

We understand that there may be a small number of our students within the cohort who will need to have an altered curriculum timetable in order to best cope with their learning needs. The academy will look at each student on an individual basis. Should you feel your child may need this alternative curriculum, please feel free to contact us to discuss the choices further.

Key Dates:

Wednesday 12th February 2019

Wednesday 22nd January 2019

Thursday 6th February 2019

March (Exact date TBC)

: 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.

The Year 8 2020 Option Booklet will be uploaded to the website here at the beginning of the next academic term, January 2020.
KS4 Pathways Booklet for September 2019Year 8 Pathway Options

Abbey Grange C of E Academy

Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA

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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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