Year 8 Options Evening – Thursday 18th January
9th January 2018
Dear Parents / Carers of Year 8
Options Evening: Thursday, 18 January, 6.00 pm
I would like to invite you and your child to attend our Options Evening for Year 8 students. The evening will allow you both to find out more about the various courses we offer as part of our Key Stage 4 (KS4) programme delivered throughout Years 9, 10 and 11.
The evening will begin with a short, general address in Wingfield Hall that aims to familiarise you with the options process and our KS4 curriculum provision. Following the introductory presentation, you will directed to the sports halls where you will have an opportunity to discuss in more detail your child’s option choices with staff from a wide range of familiar and new subjects.
Both you and your child may well have some idea of what he or she wishes to study next year, but we would encourage you to keep an open mind, particularly when there is a range of new subjects on offer or courses that may be quite different from those taken at Key Stage 3. An options booklet shall soon be given to your child; I advise you to bring it with you as a point of reference during the evening.
We understand that this is an important stage in your child’s life and we hope to support you and your child in feeling confident that they are making the right decisions for their future, especially as they must remain in education or employment with training until they are 19. Therefore, I would like to stress the importance of your attendance at this event.