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Help & FAQs

Although we have tried to make this year's Options process as simple as possible for students and parents, we understand you may have certain questions.

Please see below, some of the most common questions with answers which may help you throughout the process.

When does this need to be completed by?

Ideally this should be completed as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee everyone will get their first preference in each option block. We have put in place a deadline for Friday 24th April. After this date, we will chase up any missing selection the following week with the hope of completing by Friday 1st.

What happens if I change my mind?

We would encourage you to think carefully about the options that you want to select before submitting electronically. However, if you do need to make a change simply fill out the electronic copy again but this time when it asks for student name add Version 2 or V2 to the end of your name. I will then be able to delete for first selection and use Version 2.

Is there a Pathway A and B this year?

No this year there isn't a pathway A or B, you can have a completely free choice... 

  • 1 from EBACC Option Block
  • 1 from Option Block A
  • 1 from Option Block B
  • 1 from Option Block C

Will I study Triple Science?

Yes, ALL students will be studying Triple Science next year in Year 9.

Can I have two 1st preferences in an Option Block?

No, you can only have one 1st preference, one 2nd preference and one 3rd preference in EACH Option Block.

What are the chances of me getting my 1st preferences in all Option Blocks?

We cannot guarantee everyone will get their first preference in each option block, however we strive to ensure students get their first preference where possible.

What are the Core Subjects?

The subject that you must take are called core subjects. They are English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science and Core PE.

I want to find out more information about a course before I pick it. Where can I find this?

All of the course information can be found in the Brochure. Additional information can be found in the Assemblies on the right hand side of this page.

Do I need to be signed in to my School Email Account before I can submit the Form in Step 5?

Yes, you won't be able to submit the form unless you sign into Outlook.com with your school email and password.

I've forgotten how to login. How can I reset my password?

No worries. Simply visit the Year 8 'Forgotten Password' page, fill in a few details and we will be in touch to give you a new password.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

If you have further questions that have not been answered above, you can contact us by:

  • Commenting in Microsoft Teams on the Year 8 Channel
  • Email Mr Feeney (Standards & Progress Leader for Year 8)
    • lfeeney@nottinghamacademy.org

What does an example completed form look like?

For each option block you need to choose a 1st,2nd and 3rd preference. The first preference is the subject that you would most like to do in that option block. For example:

EBacc Option

Option A

Option B

Option C

French

 

Business

 

Childcare

 

Art

2

Geography

2

Creative Media

3

Engineering

1

Business

 

History

1

Health and social care

 

Geography

 

Health and social care

3

Spanish

3

ICT

 

Health and social care

3

History

 

Urdu

 

Photography

2

History

 

Hospitality & Catering

1

iGroup

 

Psychology

 

Performing Arts

 

RE: Islamic studies

 
   

Sports Science

1

RE: Christianity

2

Photography

 
   

Travel & Tourism

 

Sports Science

 

Sports Science

 

If a student made this selection, it would hopefully mean that the student will study: History, Sports Science, Engineering and Hospitality and Catering as well as the core subjects.