Year 8 Preference Information

Preferences Video Presentation

A Kingsmead student researches their future subjects to make an informed choice. Year 8s are being given the responsibility to state a preference for some of the courses that will you study in Years 9, 10 and 11. These preference assemblies are designed to help you make informed decisions.

The Learning Director of each subject gives information about the content of the GCSE and links to careers.

Please click on the links below. 

There are many people who can help you decide: your parents and other family members; your form tutor; your subject teachers and Learning Director of Year. Talk to as many people as possible and listen to their advice.

CORE SUBJECTS- These are all 3-year course with the exam in Year 11. English, Maths and Science are core subjects and all students take these. The Learning Directors of departments of these subjects outlay the expectations below. 

ENGLISH

MATHS

SCIENCE

You will also continue taking core PE which is not examined. It can also be taken as an additional GCSE

You will also start your 3 year RE GCSE which is examined in Year 11

You will continue with History and Geography in Year 9 but you choose one to specialise in year 10. You do have the option to pick both.

HISTORY

HISTORY AND LINKS TO CAREERS

GEOGRAPHY

You will continue with the language that you are currently studying. You also have the option to choose Latin or take a GCSE in your community language.

LANGUAGES

LATIN

PREFERENCE SUBJECTS

You will pick two to start in year 9 with the exam in year 10 and one to start and take the exam in year 11. Click on the links below to view the preference videos. 

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

BUSINESS

CITIZENSHIP

COMPUTER SCIENCE

DANCE AND DRAMA

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

ECONOMICS

FOOD

MEDIA

MUSIC

PE

TEXTILES

Please click here to download our GCSE Preferences Booklet 2021 -2024

Any questions you have please use the following contact details:

Mrs Noel-Smith Learning Director of Year 8 yasmin.noel-smith@kingsmead.org

Mr Peter Plowman Deputy Headteacher pp@kingsmead.org

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