Bingley Grammar School


Yr 8 Key Stage 4 Options Evening

We would like to invite all Year 8 parent/carers to the Key Stage 4 Options Evening on Tuesday 19th March, where we will explain the options available to your son/daughter.

As you will be aware, there have been a large number of changes in education. The Government has introduced a new GCSE curriculum and grading structure replacing the old A* - G grades with grades 9 – 1. The new benchmark, grade 5 (strong pass) will be more difficult to achieve than the previous C grade.

In light of these national changes we have decided, along with many other schools, to introduce our Key Stage 4 programme of study (Options) from the start of Year 9. Starting the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study at the beginning of Year 9 enables the school to dedicate more teaching time to the core curriculum: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science and the Humanities, as well as allowing pupils to choose three further specialist subjects.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to the Key Stage 4 Options Evening on Tuesday 19th March 2019, where we will explain the changes and opportunities in more detail.

As space is limited in N6, we are asking parents to attend a specific presentation according to the house of their son/daughter:

Milner 5.40pm    Oldfield 6.00pm    Sunderland 6.20pm    Wooller 6.40pm.

There will also be a presentation at 7.00pm if you would otherwise struggle to attend the scheduled presentation. If these timings cause you a problem please get in touch with the school.

Staff will also be available in the Sports Hall, before and after the presentations, to talk in more detail about the courses available and an options brochure will be available on the school website after the event. Our aim is to ensure that all students gain the best qualifications and thus enable them to gain entry into our Sixth Form, further education or to prepare them for the world of work.

The Options Evening will be followed by a Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 3rd April.

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