Year 8 Options


Here, you can find out about the courses you must study next year and those you can choose as options. You can also download documents and, after you've explored the possibilities, complete your official options form.

We wish you all the best with your decision-making

E McElligott, G Robinson (Co-Headteachers)


Who will help me?

  • Although it's good to talk to your friends, do not make the mistake of choosing the same courses as them. Choose the courses for YOU!
  • Talk to the teachers that know you best - Form Tutor, Head of Year......
  • Talk to the subject teachers and ask them what they think.

Key Staff

Mr Barzey - Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Akanro - Attainment Manager (Year 8)

My Choices

Please select your preferences from the EBACC and Personal Sections. Numbers in brackets represent the units of study time each course takes up. Your final total must be 4 unless you have special permission.

EBACC Choices

To be eligible for the EBacc students will need to study a language and a humanities subject

1. Humanities - Pick one of these subjects:

2. Languages - Pick the language you have been studying:

Personal Choices

3. Pick two courses from this list (note that Health and Social care counts as two and the last three courses in the list are classed as 'Guided')

4. When you are ready, press "Test My Options"


This section will be filled after you have made your choices and pressed the Test My Options button

Your chosen courses

Humanities Test

Language Test

Time Test

Choices Test

Can I proceed?


Before completing your options form, make sure you make good use of the resources which have been specially prepared for you:

The WHS Options Booklet

Options Booklet

View or download the Year 8 Preference Guide

The official Year 8 Preference Guide covers everything you need to know about the choices you have to make and how to make them. It contains detailed information about all the compulsory and optional subjects.

Career Pilot

Career Pilot

Visit the Career Pilot website

Career Pilot is a colourful website dedicated to providing career advice to 14, 16 and 18 year-olds.

Which Way Now?

Which Way Now?

View or download the Which Way Now? booklet

The Which Way Now? booklet contains help and advice in glorious colour and includes interesting real-life interviews with students who have been through an Options process.

Big Future

Big Future

Visit the Big Future website

Big Future allows you to investigate possible next steps in education after you finish school.