Year 8 Options - Chobham Academy

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Please donate to the Chobham Academy sponsored run taking place tomorrow!!


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Year 8 Options

Year 8 GCSE Preferences 2017 - 18

A copy of the Year 8 Preferences Launch Event 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



Wednesday 28th February 2018

Year 8 Assembly

We introduce the GCSE Subject Choices to your child.  Each subject will present an inspirational overview of each subject and what it would be like to study them at GCSE


Thursday 8th March 2018 Y8 GCSE Preference Launch Event An opportunity for parents and carers to explore the GCSE subjects we offer at the Academy and also discuss the appropriateness of this choice with the subject leaders

Week beginning 28th February

Year 8 Tutor sessions


Option booklets and forms sent home.

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

Monday 12th March and Monday 19th March



‘Try before you buy’.

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

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



Thursday 15th March

Y8 Parent Consultation Evening.


An opportunity for you and your child to further 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 23rd March

Option Choices forms returned to form tutors.




Early July

Your child will be informed of their GCSE subjects.



A copy of the Preference Assembly powerpoints can be accessed by clicking the links below:

GCSE Preference Launch Assembly

GCSE Preferences Career Choices

Which GCSE should I choose?