Year 8 Options
Alongside the annual Options and Subject evenings taking place on separate dates in February each year, this information is intended to guide you effectively whilst you make some important decisions for the next three years at West Exe and beyond. Choosing what to study for Years 9, 10 and 11 is a fantastic opportunity for you to decide where your strengths and interests are, and to start to think about what you may want to study at college and/or university, and what you may want to do in your future career. The process of choosing your options is an excellent opportunity for you to take control and responsibility for your learning with the aim of getting the very best possible outcomes for when you leave West Exe.
While this is a very exciting time for all the Year group, it can be difficult and a little overwhelming to make decisions now that have an impact on what you are going to study when you leave West Exe. As your Head of Year, I want to make sure that all of you feel fully supported and informed during the options process. It is important that you can discuss your ideas with those around you: your tutors, your teachers, your parents/carers and your Head of Year. It can also be very useful to talk to students that are currently in Years 9, 10 and 11 and studying the courses that you are interested in.
Please make sure that you read the Options booklet below very carefully as it has a description of all the courses that are on offer at West Exe School. If you have any questions about which subjects are compulsory, which are optional and which combinations of subjects you can, take please make sure that you ask someone!
Ms Charlotte Froom
Head of Year 8
Year 8 Options Advice