Year 8 Options

Students in Year 8 are being asked to complete their Options at Penrice, signalling the first time in their education where they have a say in what they study. Whilst this is an important milestone and some students will already be sure about what they want to choose, even what they wish to study beyond Penrice, others will be unsure and that is perfectly normal.

We are ambitious for our students, and we want to create every opportunity for them to be able to study a broad and balanced range of knowledge and skills, as well as helping them to be competitive in an ever-changing world.

A big thank you to all parents, carers and students who attended the recent Year 8 Options Evening and the Year 8 Progress Evening. We hope that these experiences have helped students to form a clearer picture in their heads about which subjects they wish to pursue.

Year 8 Options Process Timeline

  • Week beginning 22nd April – Year 8 Options Assembly
  • May 2nd – Options Evening for subject areas
  • May 2nd to 17th May – One-to-one Options Interviews for each individual student
  • May 7th – Year 8 reports issued
  • May 9th – Year 8 Progress Evening
  • May 10th – Options forms open to parents and carers
  • May 19th – Options form deadline at 11:59pm
  • Week beginning 20th May – options checking process
  • Week beginning 17th June – confirmation letters sent home to parent

Year 8 Options Form

It’s decision time! We can’t wait to see which subjects you wish to study as you continue your Penrice journey.

The above Options form will remain live until 23:59 on Sunday 19th May.

Year 8 Options E-brochure*

*Requires a WiFi connection to view (will not work on mobile data).

Further Curriculum Information

Further information about our Years 9 – 11 curriculum can be found below.

Career Pilot

To explore subjects and how they can build towards career paths and aspirations, we recommend students register on CareerPilot.