Choosing Your Year 8 Options

Cressex Community School has decided to bring forward the choosing of GCSE/BTEC options to year 8 as it is felt that this gives students in year 9, 10 and 11 more time to study and prepare for both the compulsory and optional courses. Many schools in Buckinghamshire have adopted this model.

We recognise that this important milestone comes relatively early on in our students’ secondary school journey, so to help our year 8 students make the best decision possible, Cressex has created a programme of evenings and one to one sessions with staff. We believe that this will go a long way to help students and parents make informed and effective decisions, particularly when they may be considering subjects they have not yet studied such as Business, Performing Arts and Health and Social Care.

The dates and events for the 2019/2020 options process will be published shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about choosing your year 8 options, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Hart at