Year 8 Options

Click here to view the 'Year 8 Options Evening' presentation.

At Corby Technical School you will begin your KS4 journey a year earlier than most schools to give you an opportunity to focus on the areas that are most important to you.  This will allow you to concentrate on the subjects that you enjoy the most and ensure that you are fully prepared for the rigour of GCSE.

 

CTS has ensured there is a range of choices available to you.  It is important that you make the right choices and you should seek advice from your teachers, tutor and parents/carers about your future.  The grades you achieve at GCSE and the subject choices you make at this point will have a significant impact on your options post-16 and post-18.  As a school we will review your options to ensure that you have challenged yourself and set realistic goals that will result in you being successful.

 

The structure of the KS4 curriculum is included in your options pack.  Another thing you may want to consider is choosing subjects as part of the English Baccalaureate.  This is not an actual qualification but does recognise student achievements across a range of selected academic subjects. The English Baccalaureate will cover achievement in English, mathematics, science, a modern foreign language and either history or geography.  All students should aim to do this.

 

The grades you achieve at GCSE and the subject choices you make at this point will have a significant impact on your options post-16. 

 

As a school our aim is to make sure that you are able to study the subjects of your choosing.  However, it is important to note that there may have to be some changes once you have submitted your form.  Please complete your options form by Friday 11th May 2018.  You must give this to your tutor to be signed off.