Harris Academies
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Year 8 Options

Year 8 Options 2016 - 17

A copy of the year 8 Options letter can be found in the letters home section of the website or by clicking here.

A copy of the course preference brochure can be found in the letters home section of the website or by clicking here.

A copy of the 'Try before you buy' letter - outlining taster sessions for options subjects can be found here.



Key dates during the Spring Term for the Option Choices process



Thursday 19th January          

Year 8 Assembly

We introduced the Option Choices process to your child


Monday 30th January and Thursday 2nd February


Week beginning 6th February










20th February



Year 8 Assembly.





Year 8 Tutor sessions.






Option booklets and forms sent home.




‘Try before you buy’.

The option subjects presented an inspirational overview of what it would be like to study each subject.



Students will work through a programme of study sessions, using careers guidance software.  They will received advice and guidance from their tutors, careers advisor and also Y12 prefects.


A full and comprehensive guide for students and parents on each of the options subjects and the process.



A series of taster lessons, where students will be able to choose two.  The event will take place from 3pm-4.10pm



16th March

Y8 Parent Consultation Evening.


An opportunity for you and your child to explore different subject areas and ask questions about the process as a whole, whilst also receiving feedback on your child’s progress in Y8. 

Each child and parent will also meet with a member of the Academy Leadership Team to ensure that the choices they make are both informed and appropriate.







Monday 24th


Option Choices forms returned to form tutors.







Early July

Your child will be informed of their GCSE subjects.



A copy of the Options assembly powerpoints can be accessed by clicking the links below:

Options Assembly 1

Options Assembly 2

Options Launch Assembly

Options Tutor Resources