The Highcrest Academy

YOur year 8 options

Please note: we are currently undertaking a full analysis of our curriculum, that will include seeking the views of all key stakeholders, to determine whether or not we should move to a three-year KS3 curriculum. If you would like to express any views on this matter, please email our Vice Principal, Mr Stocking at

In Key Stage 4 students study up to 10 GCSEs, depending on their ability. The varied options system allows for the study of three separate sciences, as well as two languages and a range of courses, including vocational options. We have produced lots of information to help parents/carers and students make decisions about their Options.

Year 8 Options - General

Click here for information letter and links.

Click here for presentation.

List of subjects available for 2023-2024 Year 8 Options.  Click on the subjects for leaflet and video.

Click here for the Options Booklet 2023    --    Click here for the Options Guidance 2023

Core Subjects

EBACC Subjects

Open Choices

Careers Advice