Year 8 Options

At St Thomas More Catholic High School we take pride in offering our students a rich curriculum offer that meets their needs.

It is important that students continue to receive a broad and balanced curriculum, whilst also having an option process that allows them to develop deeper skills in their chosen areas.

This year, the Year 8 Option Process will differ from previous years following the disruption to students learning over the last 12 months.  Year 8 students will initially select five subjects that they will take forward into Year 9.  At the end of Year 9, they will then select their final three subjects from the original five that they will then continue to study in Years 10 and 11.

The schedule for the Option process is as follows:





Monday 1st March

Option Booklet & Departmental Videos Released

An opportunity for parents/carers and students to review, discuss and consider which subjects may be suitable 

Thursday 4th &

Friday 5th March

Taster Sessions of Option Subjects

Pre-recorded taster sessions for each subject available.  Students to complete at least seven sessions over the two days

Wednesday 10th March

Virtual Options Evening

An opportunity for parents/carers and students to discuss and ask questions on a 1:1 basis with subject specialists


The Careers Advisor will also be available

Wednesday 17th March

Final Deadline

Students to hand in completed Options Forms

 You can download further information by clicking on the links below:

   Options 2021-2024 - Letter to Parents/Carers


     Year 8 Options 2021-24


      Year 8 Options Letter 04 Mar 21


     Year 8 Virtual Options Evening Letter 05 Mar 21



For more information on content of curriculum areas please see each subject area.


For links to all the departments please follow below:



Performance -

Technology - 

Maths -

English - Language:

English – Literature:

RE -

Science -

Humanities -