Choosing Your Year 8 Options

Cressex Community School has decided to bring forward the choosing of GCSE/BTEC options to year 8 as it is felt that this gives students in year 9, 10 and 11 more time to study and prepare for both the compulsory and optional courses. Many schools in Buckinghamshire have adopted this model.

We recognise that this important milestone comes relatively early on in our students’ secondary school journey, so to help our year 8 students make the best decision possible, Cressex has created a programme of evenings, taster sessions and one to one sessions with staff. We believe that this will go a long way to help students and parents make informed and effective decisions, particularly when they may be considering subjects they have not yet studied such as Business, Performing Arts and Health and Social Care.

Please take a moment to look at the following schedule and table of taster sessions which provide details of the events coming up and their timings.  If you have any questions or concerns about the year 8 options process, please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Jones, Key Stage 3 Leader, at office@cressex.org

Year 8 Options Events - Schedule
26th January 2017, 6.30 - 7.30 pm - Year 8 options evening
27th January 2017 - Option interviews begin
30th January - 3rd February 2017 - Taster sessions (further details below)
22nd February 2017 - Deadline for option form to be completed and returned to school with parent signature

 

Taster Sessions - 30th January - 3rd February 2017
Monday 30th January    
Health and Social Care Period 3 Room 1B16
Business Period 3 Room 0C09
Tuesday 31st January    
Health and Social Care Period 3 Room 0B06
Performing Arts Period 3 Room 0D11
Business Period 3 Room 1C04
Spanish Period 4 Room 0C03
Performing Arts Period 4 Room 1C03
Wednesday 1st February    
Spanish Period 2 Room 1B16
Business Period 2 Room 1C08
Health and Social Care Period 2 Room 1B15
Spanish Period 4 Room 1B15
Performing Arts Period 4 Room 0D11
Health and Social Care Period 5 Room 1B06
Spanish Period 5 Room 0C03
Performing Arts Period 5 Room 1D11
Thursday 2nd February    
Performing Arts Period 2 Room 0D11
Business Period 2 Room 0C03
Health and Social Care Period 2 Room 1C06
Business Period 3 Room 1C07
Health and Social Care Period 3 Room 1B15
Business Period 4 Room 1C07
Spanish Period 4 Room 1A05
Friday 3rd February    
Performing Arts Period 3 Room 0D11
Spanish Period 3 Room 1B12