Key Stage 3 Options

By the end of Year 8 students will have reached the next stage of their education journey and it will be time to choose their options for the next three years…
How do they pick what subjects to study?
How do they decide which courses are right for them?

Subject teachers and form tutors will work closely with students and look at the different ways to help them choose well.

Log in to to help you find out how your favourite subjects can lead to a potential career path. Your tutor will let you know the Licence code, or go to the Careers Hub to find out.

Guidance on choosing your options.

Good reasons to choose a subject
  • You like it or find it interesting
  • You’re good at it
  • You need it or it’s useful for your future career/ you have done some career research
  • You can develop new skills by doing it
  • It will combine well with other subjects
Bad reasons to choose a subject
  • Your friends are doing it
  • You think you should do it- even if you don’t want to
  • You can’t think of anything else to choose
  • You think it will be easy
  • You really like the teacher you have now