Year 8 Options

At Woolwich Poly, we follow a three year Key Stage 4 programme. This means that students will select their examination subjects in year 8. We believe this will give the students time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in order to be successful in their chosen subjects. All students will study GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths. In addition to this, students will study either Combined Science (two GCSEs) or Triple Science. Then students will decide which four subjects they would like to study from a range of GCSE or other level 2 qualifications such as Btecs. Our aim is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, enabling accessibility for all, and one which is varied and meets the needs and aspirations of our students. Ensuring the combination of courses our students study provides suitable progression routes into post?16 study and beyond is of paramount importance to us at Woolwich Poly.

Key dates for 2019

Initial Choices Assemblies– 17th January onwards

Options Evening -5th March

GCSE Taster Week - W/B 11th March

Options Interview - 23rd-26th April


The options process

This booklet is just one part of a programme of activities that are designed to help you with your
option choices. The process includes:
  • Options Information Evening

  • Options Taster Week


  • Careers information, advice and guidance in PD lessons

  • Talks in assemblies

  • Subject information, advice and guidance from teachers in subject lessons

  • Information, advice and guidance from form tutors

  • Information, advice and guidance from Ms. Gurney

  • Academic Review Day

We will make every effort to allocate your preferred option choices. However, there are occasions when this will not be possible, for example:

  • too few students have selected a particular subject, or

  • in the professional opinion of staff, the student would not be suited to the subject selected, or

  • it may not be possible to timetable all the combinations selected by students.


Please refer to the links below to help guide your option choices.


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