Year 8 Options

Year 8 students have an element of choice over the number of subjects they study going into Year 9.

They need to choose 3 from a total of 6 from the following: Music, Drama, DT, Art, Food and Spanish.

During our school closure, we would still like to start this process and would like to ask your child to complete the following survey using this link:

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Year 8 Leader Ms McPherson ( or Assistant Headteacher Ms Callender (


Year 8 Home Learning Resources

You will find below work for each subject that should take you across a two-week timetable period in the event of whole-school closure, or to access if you are self-isolating at home.

Please note: at present we are not asking KS3 students to submit work through Google classrooms and there is not a code which students need. We will be updating these pages next week (w/b 30th March) with more details about how to share work with teachers for feedback.

BBC Bitesize is also the best starting point for access to the KS3 curriculum:

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Other useful links for home learning:



How do we upload student’s work into Google Classroom?

For some assignments, mark schemes and answers have been provided. Aside from this, you should upload the work back to the Google Classroom that it came from.

Instructions on how to do this are as follows:

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Click the class > Classwork > the assignment

Step 3: To attach an item: Under your work, click Add or create > select Google Drive (if you have completed the work in a Google doc, slide sheet or drawing), Link (not likely to be used) or File (if you have completed the work on software such as MS Word). Then select the attachment and add.

Step 4: Click turn in and confirm!

What if we don’t have MS word?

There are a number of viable options, either you can use Google’s own version of word (docs) with your child’s school Google account (should be the same details as their Google Classroom account) or you can download a software called Open Office ( which is an open-source, free version of MS word and will create documents in exactly the same way.

In addition, if you know the details of your child’s school email account (email is the same as Google Classroom, password is the same as the password they use to log in to the computers at school), you should be able to get Microsoft Office for free (

My child has forgotten their password, what do I do?

Please contact the IT support team at or - we can then change the password to 'password' and it will prompt for a new password when you log in again.


Year 8 Home Learning Resources