Year 8 Options
When a student begins her Year 9 curriculum in September 2022 she will be embarking on a very exciting phase of her education.
Year 9, 10 and 11 lead up to the GCSE examinations, and it is a fantastic opportunity for our students to take control of their education and shape their future.
Our ethos is to ensure that our curriculum is ambitious, challenging and meets the needs of all our students. The variety of subjects available demonstrates its breadth and is reflective of the aspirations and future career pathways of our students.
This options booklet will give you an overview of our Key Stage 3 Core curriculum, the KS3 extended curriculum and our GCSE Options. It explains how the subjects are grouped, as well as information about each individual subject and what students will cover as part of their course. This booklet will give parents and students a deep insight into the components of each specification before those all-important choices are made.
Choices should be made very carefully and subjects selected which are as balanced as possible but also meet the strengths and aspirations of the student.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that we meet the choices of each individual student, unfortunately this cannot always be guaranteed as the viability of any course is dependent upon the number of students who select it and the staffing available.
In Year 9 students study an extended curriculum of Art, STEM, Citizenship, RS, Music and Computer Science throughout the year. This extended curriculum is unique to us at Carshalton High School for Girls and although it will not be examined, it will continue to build on our Key Stage 3 content. We have introduced this additional curriculum time as we believe it is important for our students to have a greater depth of knowledge and aspiration in these subjects, hence their continuation into Year 9.
The next three years hold a wealth of exciting and interesting opportunities for every student, and we wish all our students every success as we work together throughout this time. #teamchsg