Year 8 Options

All students in year 9, 10 and 11 at Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst are expected to follow a broad and balanced personalised curriculum that aims to provide all students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable to continue their studies at Post 16.

Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of courses including GCSE and BTEC qualifications. These courses have been selected to provide students with the opportunity to personalise their curriculum to suit their individual needs.

As part of the options process, students will be presented with information from each Head of Subject explaining the qualifications that are on offer. This will be combined with the Options evening, where parents, carers and students will have the opportunity to discuss the qualifications with key members of staff. This interaction between staff, parents and students will provide students with guidance, enabling them to make the right options choices for them.

It is important for students to select a balanced curriculum but also to consider what they enjoy studying and also what would be useful for any future career aspirations. The so called ‘EBACC’ subjects are increasingly important and where possible students should aim to select subjects that provide a balance of EBACC and other areas of the curriculum.

This booklet provides information on the core part of the curriculum plus the option blocks and instructions for choosing option subjects. Each subject details brief information about what will be studied and how it will be assessed.

All GCSE subjects now use the new 9-1 grading system instead of A*-G.

Please note that while will do our best to ensure that all students get their preferred options choices, we cannot guarantee this, and additionally that some courses and specifications are currently still being accredited so the information contained in this booklet is correct at the time of printing. We may not be in the position to offer all courses in this booklet if the uptake is not sufficient for a course, or if we become unable to offer a particular qualification.

You will be able to access the options form online from 27th January 2020.

You need to complete it by 10th February 2020.

Katie Barker
Director of Curriculum Design and Timetable

Year 8 Options Booklet

DOWNLOAD: Pathway 1-4

DOWNLOAD: Pathway 5+