WELCOME TO OUR VIRTUAL YEAR 8 OPTIONS EVENING.

Welcome to Year 8 Options which is managed by Mrs Sharpe, Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum and Data. (l.sharpe@snacademy.org.uk). This year, we are running the entire process virtually for the first time launching with a live event on Tuesday 2nd March at 6:30pm. We pride ourselves on offering a wide curriculum allowing our students a breadth of opportunity to study the subjects of their choice. 

If you have missed our live event, please view the videos on the Virtual Options Evening YouTube Channel. 

VIRTUAL OPTIONS EVENING

Welcome to our virtual options evening, our Youtube Channel has over 20 videos to support you in making your options choices including information videos by all subjects 

KEY DATES

  • Year 8 Taster week - W/C 1st March
  • Options Evening - Tuesday 2nd March
  • Year 8 Parents Evening - Tuesday 9th March & Thursday 11th March
  • Deadline for option choices - Monday 15th March
  • Confirmation of option choices - June 2021

KEY STAGE 4 CURRICULUM MODEL (YEARS 9-11)

All students will study a core curriculum and then have the opportunity to selcect up to four additional option subjects.

FULL LIST OF OPTION SUBJECTS 

At South Nottinghamshire Academy, we are very proud to offer a full range of high quality and varied options subjects including both GCSE and Vocational courses. For more information about the difference between GCSE and Vocational qualifications, please click here

Information videos about each subject is available on our Virtual Option Evening YouTube Channel

GCSE Courses

  • GCSE Art And Design
  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE French
  • GCSE Food and Nutrition
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE German
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Media Studies
  • GCSE Physical Education (PE)
  • GCSE Spanish
  • GCSE Triple Science

Vocational Subjects (GCSE Equivalent)

  • BTEC Level 2 in Sport
  • Cambridge National in Creative iMedia
  • RSL Level 2 in Music
  • BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care


  

TASTER SESSIONS

All year 8 students will have the opportunity to take full taster lessons in each of these options subjects over the coming weeks. View the taster lesson schedule here

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT A SUBJECT AND WHETHER IT IS SUITABLE FOR ME?

If you have specific questions about a subject, you should, in the first instance, watch the information video in the Youtube Channel. Students will have the chance to ask questions during Taster sessions. Staff are also available for appointments at Parents evening (see below for more information). Alternatively, you may also  email Heads of Subject directly with questions.

Name

Subject

Email

Mrs Seaton Head of English z.seaton@snacademy.org.uk
Mr Pollard Head of Maths k.pollard@snacademy.org.uk
Mrs Mee Head of MFL a.mee@snacademy.org.uk
Mrs Farrington Head of Humanities (History) c.farrington@snacademy.org.uk
Mr Beeken Second in Humanities (Geography) c.beeken@snacademy.org.uk
Mrs Lambourne Head of Science f.lambourne@snacademy.org.uk
Mr Melfi Head of ICT/Business p.melfi@snacademy.org.uk
Miss Briggs Head of PE l.briggs@snacademy.org.uk
Mrs Hall Head of Technology/Art n.hall@snacademy.org.uk
Mrs Lang Head of Drama l.lang@snacademy.org.uk
Mrs Wood Head of Music h.wood@snacademy.org.uk

 

PARENTS EVENING - 9TH & 11TH MARCH

Year 8 Parents evening is being run virtually over the SchoolCloud platform over two evenings – Tuesday 9th March (X band) and Thursday 11th March (Y Band) to accommodate all students and enable all parents to speak to as many subjects as possible. The booking system opens on March 2nd. Click here to make appointments

It is possible to speak to all subjects at Parents evening – including rotation subjects (Music, Art and DT). Appointments can also be made with Mrs Warren to discuss GCSE Food Technology.

Due to limited appointment slots for these staff, we politely request that you only make appointments with these subjects if you are interested in discussing options.

Mrs Sharpe will also be available for one-to-one appointments on Parents Evening if you would like to discuss your child’s options. Please make these appointments through the booking system,

Click here for a parent guide on how to attend virtual parents evening

STILL STRUGGLING TO CHOOSE?

BBC Bitesize options hints and tips

Year 8 Careers booklet

MAKING YOUR CHOICES

Click here for more information on how to complete the options form, including ranking your choices.

Whilst every effort will made to accommodate student choices, there may be times when it will not be possible to fit all options choices for every student. The aim of this options process is to generate option block combinations that will provide the best 'fit' for the whole year group within the Academy timetabling constraints. Click here for further details.

OPTION FORMS

Every Year 8 student has been sent a personalised options form indicating which pathway they are following. Spare forms can be downloaded below or collected from school reception.

 

The deadline for submission of choices is Friday 19th March 2021. Paper forms should be completed and returned to school reception.