Year 8 Options
2012
• Why make choices in Year 8?
• Which subject areas does this affect?
• What you have to do after this assembly?
• It’s a ‘practice run’ for Year 9
• Allows you the opportunity to specialise a
little
• A chance to try a new subject
Creative Arts
• Choose 2 subjects and a reserve
–Art
–Drama
–Music
–Performing Arts
Design Technology
• Choose 2 subjects and a reserve
–Food
–Graphic Products
–Resistant Materials
–Textiles
• Choose 1 of the following; for 1 lesson a week
–German
–Extra ICT
–Extra PE
The Form
What to do now..
• Listen to the information being given to you
• Ask your class teachers of the relevant subject
for more information
• Fill in the form and return to Miss Williams by
Thursday,
th
17
May
(there will be a box outside my office)
German
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5.
Can you work out what these easy
German words mean?
Mutter (a family member)
Blau (a colour)
Katze (a pet)
Apfel (a fruit)
Fussball ( a sport)
German
Languages are becoming
more important – employers
and universities would like
you to have a qualification
in a language.
German
Choosing German now will give you
more choice at GCSE:
You will be able to do
- French
- German
- French and German
- Neither!
German
• It is a fantastic opportunity to learn
something new
• It will be hard work
• It will be interesting and enjoyable
• It will give you more choice at GCSE
• It will impress universities and
employers in the future
German
• If you are in 8F1, 8F2, 8G1 or 8G2, we
strongly recommend that you choose
German
• If you are in 8F5 or 8G5, you will be
doing German next year anyway, and
not French, so you must choose either
ICT or PE
• If you have any questions, speak to
your French teacher, Ms Quayle or Mrs
Rossetti
ICT as an option
• An opportunity to broaden your knowledge,
skills and interest in ICT
• Will prepare you for both ICT and Computing
• Units with variety:
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Building a PC
Animation
Photography
Coding
– Business plans
– Website development
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Year 8 options - Kingdown School