Year 8 Subject Preferences - St Mary's and St John's CE School

Year 8 Subject Preferences

Having completed the National Curriculum requirements, in Year 9 students have the opportunity to express their preferences for subjects that they would like to study in greater depth. Students will benefit from a weekly double lesson in these subjects which allows more time to explore areas they are passionate about and the potential for extended project-based learning activities.

We anticipate that the majority of students will then continue to study two out of three of these subjects when they complete the Options process in Year 9, but it is important to emphasise that selecting a subject to study in Year 9 does not stop a student choosing different subjects for GCSE. In fact, this process provides a great opportunity for students to pursue subjects that they want to study in greater depth but are not yet 100% certain that they want to select as a GCSE.  

Students will be asked to rank their preferences from each of the areas below and a third ‘free choice’. We will do our best to satisfy as many preferences as possible but this will be subject to timetable limitations.  

Performing Arts Create and Design/Computing
Dance Art
Drama Computer Science
Music Design and Technology
  Food Nutrition and Preparation

 

We launched the preferences process with Year 8 students during an information assembly at the end of last half term and hope that they are enthused and excited as they discuss this with you. Further details about the selection process, including a digital form to submit preferences, will be shared in due course.

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