Our Year 8 students have now started their options process, which will eventually establish which subjects they will be studying alongside the core curriculum next year in Year 9.
To navigate the students through the process of picking the right subjects for them and their futures, all Year 8s’ timetabled PSHE lessons have been dedicated to their options and potential careers.
Over this week and last, Mrs Ward has been delivering online PSHE lessons, including a presentation and opportunity for discussions and reflections throughout the sessions, designed to challenge the students’ thinking to make informed choices. Last week, the lessons focused on options and life after school, with this week focusing on what to choose and why.
The PSHE workshops have been designed to cover a range of careers and will have links to the Local Labour Market, which is a true reflection of the opportunities in the local area. Discussions and input from HEPPSY are also included, which will link careers to the curriculum.
Mr Burnham, Headteacher at Thrybergh Academy, said: “Our Y8 options process is unique. It allows you to get a flavour of a group of subjects in particular areas so that you are more informed when it comes to specialising in Y9. You should think about the group of subjects as a whole. Choose something you’re interested in, will enjoy and can achieve really well in. Get as much information as you can before you choose.”