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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Year 8 GCSE Options Evening

Year 8 into 9 Options is one of the most exciting times in your education as it gives you your first real opportunity to select some of the subjects that you will study for the next three years. It also marks the start of planning for your future; the decisions that you make now will have an impact on post 16 and career choices.

At The Piggott School our aim is to offer all students a broad, well-balanced and relevant learning programme. All of you will continue to study the examined ‘core’ subjects of: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (single or double) and Religious Studies. You will also study courses in Physical Education and PSHCE. Opportunities exist for you to study a range of other GCSE courses. Every effort is made by your subject teachers, form tutors, Head of Year and the Senior Leadership Team, to offer you information, advice and guidance in the weeks leading up to this time of choice. Below you will find key dates, the Options Booklet and Preferences Form and various presentations from each subject that were presented during the Options Evening.  Good luck with your decision!

Key Dates for GCSE Options

Wednesday 6th January - Virtual Options Evening

Wednesday 3rd February - Online Parents’ Evening

Friday 5th February - Deadline for options preference form

Monday 1st March Options - discussions begin

End of the summer term Option choices confirmed

Options Booklet

The Options Booklet details the option choices available for Year 9 students for the academic year 2021/22 All students follow a core curriculum of English Language GCSE, English Literature GCSE, Mathematics GCSE, Science GCSE and Religious Studies GCSE. All students will also study General PE (and will be examined in GCSE PE if they choose PE GCSE as an option,) plus PSHCE and or Leadership.

OPTIONS BOOKLET AND PREFERENCES FORM 

 
Business Studies

 

 

Chinese

 

 

Computer Science

 

 

Creative iMedia

 

 

Design and Technology

 

 

Drama

 

 

English Language and English Literature

 

 

 
Fine Art

 

 

Food  Preparation and Nutrition

 

 

French

 

 

Geography

 

 

German

 

 

History

 

 

 

Mathematics

 

 

Media Studies

 

 

Music

 

 

PE

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 

 

SCIENCE

 

 

SPANISH

 

 

STATISTICS AND LEVEL 2  FURTHER MATHEMATICS