Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to give you an overview of the GCSE options process for year 8. We are acutely aware that the students have had a somewhat interrupted year as a result of Covid-19, however, it is imperative that we continue to do all that we can into to ensure that the current students are not adversely affected by factors beyond their control.
At Pentrehafod School, we are committed to providing all students with a core provision which underpins success, across the three option subjects. This consists of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Numeracy, Double Science, I.C.T, Religious Studies, Welsh, Welsh Baccalaureate and Core P.E.
Over the course of the next few weeks and months the school will provide a range of information and support relating to the options process, which includes support and guidance from our Careers Advisor as well as tailored support from key personnel in school.
Your child will receive a link to the ‘free choice survey’ next week via their HWB email account. We would encourage you to help them to complete this, using the Options booklet to guide them through this. This will support you and your child in making the right choice by considering the course requirements and methods of assessment combined with a broad and balanced curriculum.
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the school and discuss this with Mrs L. Carroll (Assistant Headteacher) in the first instance.
Your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated as we respond to the impact of Covid-19.
Mr Matthew J. Goulding
Please follow this link to a free choice survey to help plan the option blocks for next year. Note: It does not mean you will definitely have all three choices.
Please find a copy of the 2021 Options Booklet by following this link.
A copy of the Options Prospectus can be found by following this link.