Year 8 into 9 - Preferences Information
Year 8 students are given the choice of opting for two arts and/or practical subjects of preference to continue studying in Year 9, which starts in September 2024. Should they wish to study one or both of these subjects for GCSE they will be able to continue them in Year 10, but they do not have to. This process is in place to ensure that students have sufficient time to build the skills required for GCSE in those subject areas. This is obviously an important decision for your child's future; we recognise that the preferences process can be a difficult time for young people and we seek to offer support, guidance and to make the preferences process as straightforward as possible.