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Year 8 Options

During Year 7 and 8 the students have had the opportunity to study all the subjects we offer in the Technology and Modern Foreign Language faculties.  In Year 9 the depth of these studies increases.  To ensure students have sufficient curriculum time to benefit fully from the Year 9 courses, we are asking them to choose the following: one Modern Foreign Language and one Design Technology area.

A summary of the option decisions to be made are below:

Decision to be made NOW in Year 8

for study in Year 9 2024/2025

Decision to be made next year

for study in Year 10 2025/26 & Year 11 2026/27

French OR German

Learn More about Languages(Click Here)

·       Continue with the language chosen to GCSE level.


·       Choose a different option subject for GCSE (i.e. drop the language).


·       If you are considering taking two languages at GCSE level, speak to Ms Copperthwaite.

Food OR Product Design OR Textiles OR 3D Design 

Learn More about Design Technology (Click Here)

·       Continue with the Technology subject to GCSE level.


·       Choose a different option subject for GCSE (i.e.drop Technology)


·       If you are considering taking two DT options at GCSE level, speak to Mr Bolger

*We do ask students for a reserve choice of Technology subject due to constraints on staffing and resources. Nevertheless, we do accommodate the first choice most of the time.

Options Form

Please click here to access the form. 

Once you click on the link you will need to sign in with your King James’s School email details.

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The absence reporting form is currently under review and will be available from Friday 22nd April. 

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