Year 8 Options Evening - Thursday 7th March 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Year 8 Options Evening – Thursday 7th March 2019

As you are aware, Goffs Academy runs a three year Key Stage 4 in order to maximise your son/daughter’s chance of success in their GCSE or equivalent examinations.  To facilitate this, your son/daughter will be finishing Key Stage 3 at the end of Year 8 this year.  Your child therefore is about to make the first major curriculum decision in their school life; namely what options to take during Years 9, 10 and 11.  

I am therefore writing to invite you to our Year 8 Options Evening which will be on Thursday 7th March 2019.  The presentation on the evening will start at 6pm in the Hall, and we would request that you sit with your son/daughter to share information.  Please remember that parking is limited so do allow plenty of time to park in the main school car park. 

I would like to stress the importance of this evening; this is the start of the process which will shape what your son/daughter will study over the next 3 years.  During the course of the evening you will receive the Key Stage 4 prospectus and an explanation of the options process.  In addition, there will be an opportunity to meet with Heads of Departments in the Subject Fair, and also to meet with representatives from Youth Connexions (the Herts Careers Service).

I look forward to meeting you on the 7th March.

Yours sincerely

Mark Ellis

Mr M Ellis