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Year 8 Options evening

Year 8 Options Evening - Wednesday 6th March, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Dear Parent/Carer

We are pleased to invite you to a Year 8 Options Evening at Darton Academy on Wednesday 6th March,
5.30pm to 7.30pm, which will allow your son/daughter to have the opportunity to select appropriate subject
options at the start of Year 9.

This is the second time that Darton Academy is completing this process and the curriculum model we are adopting is a 3 year key stage 4 model, which will allow for some courses to be completed before the end of Year 11.  This will mean additional time can be invested in core subjects in the final year and it will spread the
examination preparation for learners over more than 1 year. This is an exciting curriculum offer which will
ensure the best possible outcomes for your child.

The evening will consist of:

  • Subject Market Stalls in the Atrium - 5:30pm to 7:30pm where you will have the opportunity to speak
    to subject specialists about the courses on offer.
  • Information presentation in the Lecture Theatre to be repeated 3 times at 5:45pm, 6:15pm and
    6:45pm to explain the plans and give greater detail on the structure of the curriculum. Please select
    the time which suits you best when you arrive.

Further detailed information will be provided in an options booklet, which will be available in due course.

We look forward to seeing you on the evening.