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The Palmer Catholic Academy

Year 8 Options - UPDATED February 2021

The academy has made the decision to extend the Key Stage 3 curriculum across Years 7 to 9. 

Parents and carers have been informed of this decision by the Headteacher, Mr Downey during February 2021.  

Therefore, all students attending the academy from September 2021 onwards in Years 7, 8 and 9 will follow the Key Stage 3 curriculum offer. 

Key Stage 4 and the study of GCSE courses will begin in Year 10, as opposed to Year 9. 

Students studying in Year 10 and 11 in September 2021 will remain unaffected by this change. 

Below is a link to Mr Downey's letter to parents / carers notifying of this change. 

Also below is a link to the Options Booklet for GCSE students starting GCSE courses from September 2020 onwards. This booklet is subject to change and will be updated in September 2021 for future reference. 

Please contact the academy at for any questions regarding this matter.