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St Clement's

High School

Options

At Marshland we are committed to all students achieving the best they can while at the school.  At Key Stage 4 this means students leaving with 5 or more good (9-5) GCSEs and at least 8 GCSEs or equivalent qualifications .  We offer an extremely wide range of subjects for study in Years 9, 10 and 11, and so it is important that the right decisions are made to allow appropriate pathways into further education and employment.

Every student will follow a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Culture and Beliefs, Skills for Life and Physical Education throughout Key Stage 4, although in Year 9 there will also be some additional core subjects.  This will account for about 60% of the teaching time.   The remainder will be selected
from the subjects in the "Choices" booklet (see link opposite).  These subjects include both traditional GCSE options as well as vocational ones.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to begin to take control of their future; however we also realise that although this may be straightforward for many, it can also be quite overwhelming.

Year 8 Key Dates

Thursday 31st January 2019    Choices Evening
Presentation for Churchill and Gainsborough students 5.00pm
Presentation for Newton and Shakespeare students 5.15pm
Thursday 28th February 2019    Y8 Parents Evening
Tuesday 5th March 2019     Year 8 Options Deadline
(Forms to be posted in the box out Mr Nicholls Office)

                          
For additional information and guidance please click the link opposite.

 
It is not always possible to accommodate all selections.  We have to maintain reasonable class sizes and also try to work around “clashes”.  As a result we ask you to indicate other courses you might consider.  For some students it may be necessary to use these courses and so they must be subjects in which you have an interest and ability.