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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

Year 8 Options

A booklet has been prepared which is aimed at helping parents and students choose subjects for Years 9, 10 and 11 that will result in GCSE and BTEC 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 carers.  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:

Tuesday 12th February 2019 – Year 8 Options' Day 

Thursday 7th March 2019 – Year 8 Options' Evening  

Thursday 21st March 2019 - Special Options' Assembly for students.

Thursday 4th April 2019 - Year 8 Parents' Evening

Friday 3rd May 2019 – Option Sheets returned to Bede Office.


NB:  The allocation of students to subjects will begin on Friday 3rd May 2019.  Failure to return the Option Sheet may reduce your child’s chances of getting the desired subject choices.