Axe Valley Academy

Year 8 Options 2018

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 Wednesday 28 February.

The evening will begin at 4:15pm with a short presentation in the Main Hall. 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 Tuesday 13 February until Sunday 25 February. For the subjects that are not currently taught at key stage 3, Business Studies, Health and Social Care and Sport, you can attend a presentation; each subject presentation will run at three times throughout the evening. Timings of these presentations can be found at the back of the options information booklet which we have enclosed with this letter.

The all-important options form will be available during the evening and we ask that these forms are returned to us by Wednesday 14 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 Mrs Osborne, the Year 8 Leader at or myself, Mr Cumming, Assistant Headteacher responsible for our curriculum at

I look forward to welcoming you on the 28th.

Yours faithfully

K Cumming
Assistant Headteacher

Year 8 KS4 Options Booklet 2018

Kudos Careers Guidance letter