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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.  The one on display here covers this academic year.  The version for academic year 2020/21 will be available in the new year.  

The following dates should be noted:

Tuesday 11th February 2020 – Year 8 Options' Day 

Thursday 12th March 2020 – Year 8 Options' Evening  

Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Year 8 Parents' Evening

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.