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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

Year 8 Options Booklet

The booklet below is aimed at helping parents and students choose subjects for Years 9, 10 and 11 that will result in GCSE qualifications.

There are some subjects students must continue to study and others students will be able to choose.  Students' choices will be from some subjects they currently study and some will be new to them.

It is extremely important that students discuss their plans with their teachers, parents and guardians.  They will be able to advise students about subjects based on their knowledge of their individual strengths and the suitability of the course for them.

Once students have chosen their option subjects we will try to give them all their first choices.  However, this is not always possible if numbers opting for a subject are too large or too small.

We hope that students choose their options carefully and that doing so will lead to further success in the Upper School.

The following dates should be noted:

Thursday 9th March 2017 – Year 8 Options Day 9.00am – 3.00pm

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – Year 8 Options Evening – Options Booklet issued - Option Sheets issued – a sample is enclosed at the back of this booklet. 

Thursday 20th April 2017 - Special Options Assembly for students.

Monday 24th April 2017 - Year 8 Parents Evening

Friday 5th May 2017 – Option Sheets returned to Bede Office.


NB:  The allocation of students to subjects will begin Monday 8th May 2017.  Failure to return the Option Sheet may reduce your child’s chances of getting the desired subject choices.