Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 8 Pathways

As we enter an exciting phase for Year 8 students, opting for the pathways they will study during Years 9, 10 and 11, we have provided information below so that students and their parents may make informed decisions about their chosen subjects.
The option choices here are Oasis Shirley Park reflect the need for the students to achieve a minimum of 8 good qualifications based on the Progress 8 measures, and will give students the choice to continue their studies post 16 and have a full range of choices for their future, including University and Apprenticeships.

Year 8 options message from Mr Chaudhri

Y8 options message from Mr Walsh - Deputy Principal - Curriculum & KS5

The process this year has changed from an options evening to an online 'options week'. Please see below for videos detailing the process and explaining each of the subject options.
The Information below outlines all of the options:

English Language and English Literature

English Language and English Literature - Compulsory


Maths - Compulsory

Science (Combined)

Science (Combined, giving two GCSEs) - Compulsory

Humanities (choose one): Geography, History

Geography and History introduction videos


Modern Foreign Languages (Choose one; you can only select languages you have previously studied at key stage 3):  French, Spanish

Spanish and French introduction video

PE/Dance - Physical education at KS4 compulsory, as outlined by the government.
However, we offer a choice, please choose one from: PE, Dance

Dance and PE introduction videos


Other options. Choose one from: Art, Business, Drama, Media, Music, Sociology

Below you will find introduction videos for the other option subjects


Options Booklet

To find out more about the process and to get more detail on each of the option choices please see our Parents and Student Information Booklet.

Selecting Your Options

Once you have decided upon your option choices, please click the link below:
The Year 8 Options process will now take place as a week long event, between Friday 15th May - Friday 22nd May 2020.  Resources will be uploaded to this page via Friday 15th May 2020. 
The deadline to choose options is Friday 22nd May 2020 at 9:00am.
Any issues please email Year 8 Head of Year