Year 8 into Year 9 Options

During the Spring Term of Year 8 our students choose their options subjects for the courses that they will study in Years 9-11. These qualifications will enable them to progress on to further study within our Sixth Form or at college. We will be supporting your child to make well-informed choices and appreciate your support with this vital process.

Curriculum Overview

Core Subjects

Options Subjects

All students will complete the following GCSEs:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Combined Science (worth two GCSEs) or Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Alongside these, all students will continue to study physical education and cultural studies.

Students will choose four subjects from a wide range of GCSE and vocational courses.

GCSE: Art, Business, Computing, D&T, Drama, Food & Nutrition, French, Geography, German, History, Media, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Spanish.

Vocational: Creative Media, ICT, Marketing & Enterprise and Sport Science

Each option subject has further information published within the options subjects section of the website (found within the ‘Our School’ menu). Furthermore, we look forward to seeing you all at the Options Evening on Wednesday 13th March. I will start with a talk at 6pm, which will explain the options process in full. You will also have an opportunity to talk with face-to-face with the teachers of each option subject. To apply please follow the instructions found here.

Should you have any questions at any point then please do contact me (nmcsweeney@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk). In the meantime, I hope that you and your child find this a positive process.

Nick McSweeney

Deputy Headteacher