Eaton Bank Academy

Year 8 Parents’ & Options Evening


30th Jan 20

I would like to invite you to attend our Y8 Parents’ and GCSE Options Evening, which will be at Eaton Bank Academy on Thursday, 30th January 2020.

Your son or daughter will make appointments for Parents’ Evening in the usual way.  We will also be holding an “Options Exhibition” throughout the evening from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm where you will be able to visit displays and talk to staff about the choices your son/daughter is interested in.

I shall be holding informal presentations to parents over the course of the evening so that you can join one of them either before, during or after Parents’ Evening.  They are scheduled to take place at 5.00pm, 6.00pm and 7.00pm in our Sixth Form Centre.  


To support your son/daughter in this important step into our Key Stage 4 experience, we have developed a comprehensive programme of information, including:


  • An assembly to introduce our GCSE Options process
  • Core and option subject introductory presentations of GCSE course content and expectations.
  • A Year 8 Options booklet outlining all core and option subjects for your child to bring home.


We are really pleased to have a number of options and qualifications available for students moving into Key Stage 4 and would welcome the opportunity to provide you with more information about them.

This evening will provide an ideal opportunity to discuss current progress with your child’s subject teacher and to gather information for the important future GCSE choices ahead.

We hope this combined event will enable you and your son/daughter to make final decisions – however, should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

The Options forms must then be handed in to Tutors by Monday, 10th February 2020.

I do hope that you can join us for the evening.  A range of staff will be available after the presentations to offer you further advice.