OPTIONS PRESENTATION 2021
The information in this area is intended as a starting point for our pupils and their parents and carers to begin to think about Key Stage 4 options.
At Sir William Robertson Academy we are constantly reviewing our systems and procedures to ensure that our pupils are in the best position to fulfil their potential, both academically and beyond the classroom. GCSE courses are challenging and there is a great amount of content that needs to be covered ahead of the examinations at the end of Year 11. In response to this we operate a three-year Key Stage 4 which will allow our pupils to begin studying their chosen GCSE courses at the start of Year 9 and give them enough time to learn and master the knowledge and skills required by the rigorous examinations process. This means that our pupils are required to select their GCSE options during Year 8.
The recent lock down restrictions have prevented our original plan to hold a virtual year 8 options evening. It is, therefore, very important that pupils, parents and carers study the options booklet, and the accompanying presentation before making a final decision on option choices.
Over the next week, teachers will talk to year 8 pupils about their options subjects during their live Teams lessons. We also plan to hold a year 8 options assembly when they return to school during the week beginning 8th March. Once year 8s have returned to school, I strongly advise them to talk to their teachers about the subjects that are on offer.
The options booklet and presentation are here as a starting point and if you have any specific questions about a subject please contact the school and we will ensure that your query is answered by the relevant subject department. To give you more time to do this, we have extended the deadline for completion of the online option form to Friday 26th March.
Alternatively, I am happy to answer any options related questions you may have.
I understand that this is not an ideal situation but I am confident that we can help you and your child decide their best option choices.
Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum and Achievement)
Click to read: Year 8 Options Booklet 2021
Click to complete: Year 8 Options Form 2021 Online Application Form
Please note that your child will need their School/Office 365 login to complete the form.
Deadline for completion is Friday 26th March 2021.
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