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Year 8 Options 2019 Update

Posted: 6 March 2019

It was wonderful to see so many parents and students last night at the Combined Parents’ and Options Information evening.

I hope that you have all the information to complete your option forms by the 19th of March. I have attached copies of the presentation from last night, the option form and option booklet to this post.

Please contact subject leaders or myself if you require further information (email details can be found in the options booklet).

Kevin Cumming
Assistant Head

Options Presentation

Options Booklet

Options Form

Year 8 Options 2019

Posted: 14 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 8 Students

GCSE Options

At this point in the year, Year 8 students begin the process of choosing the subjects that they would like to study for the next three years. In order to help young people to make these important decisions, we are holding our Combined Parents’ and Options Information Evening on Tuesday 5th  March.

The evening will begin at 4:30pm with a short presentation in the Main Hall (this will be repeated at 6:00pm in conference room for those who are unable to attend the 4:30pm presentation). Following this, you will be able to speak with the various subject specialists by making an appointment through the Parent Evening booking system The booking system will open for bookings from 7pm on Monday 18th February until 7pm on Sunday 3rd March.

The all-important options form will be available during the evening and we ask that these forms are returned to us by Tuesday 19th March so that we can begin the process of timetabling for next year.

I do hope that all Year 8 students and their parents and carers will be able to attend this important event but if you need any further help in the meantime, please feel free to contact Mr Carr, the Year 8 Leader at or myself, Mr Cumming, Assistant Headteacher responsible for our curriculum at

I look forward to welcoming you on the 5th.

Yours faithfully

K Cumming
Assistant Headteacher

Options Booklet 2019


Minster Challenge 2018

Posted: 19 September 2018

Many thanks to our sponsors Creative Solutions for printing our banner displays,

Year 11 Maths Revision

Posted: 25 May 2018

From the Maths department – please make sure that you check Class Charts (Thursday 7th June). You will find a couple of files that could really help with your revision over half term.

Good luck.

Other useful resources:


PiXL Maths App

PiXL Timestable App

Seneca Learning


New Revision Resources Available

Posted: 21 April 2018

A new provider of revision resources has launched a brand new service which I believe may help students with their revision and recall of information, the product is called SENECA LEARNING and it is free to use.

It currently covers the following subjects/topic areas:

  • GCSE Biology
  • GCSE Chemistry
  • GCSE Physics
  • GCSE Physical Education
  • GCSE English Literature: An Inspector Calls
  • GCSE English Literature: Romeo and Juliet
  • GCSE English Literature: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • GCSE English Literature: Macbeth
  • GCSE English Literature: Love and Relationships Poetry
  • GCSE English Literature: Power and Conflict Poetry

More subjects are being added all the time, their web address is  I would recommend students sign-up with their academy email account details.

Students that have trialled this package in Science and the Hub have been very positive about it.

This is of course in addition to the excellent online revision resources that are provided by BBC Bitesize, GCSEpod, PiXL Maths App, PiXL Lit App, PiXL Geography App, PiXL Timestables App, Memrise and the countdown revision plans which are available to view on this website

Any questions then please do ask, I hope you find this useful.

K Cumming