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Thornleigh Salesian College
Sharples Park
Bolton, BL1 6PQ

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Year 8 Options Evening

Wednesday 28th February 2018 - Starts at 6pm

At Thornleigh Salesian College, we strive to ensure that we give our students the very best opportunities to learn and be successful in all that they do. Recent changes to the curriculum and qualifications that are being introduced by the Government means that GCSEs in the future will be much more challenging and demanding for all students. In response to this, last year we decided to provide students with the opportunity to begin their GCSE courses in all subjects in Year 9. This has proven to be very successful and we would now like to begin the process of offering your child some choice in the subjects that they study throughout Years 9, 10 and 11.

To help them with their choices, we are holding the Year 8 Options Evening on Wednesday 28th February 2018. There will be an initial talk in the main school hall which will outline the basic structure of the curriculum in Years 9, 10 and 11 along with the options process. You will then have the opportunity to meet subject teachers to find out more detailed information and to answer any questions that you and your child may have. To help facilitate the smooth running of the event and avoid overcrowding, the options evening will be split into two halves and we would ask you to attend at the following times:

8 Alpha, Beta, Gamma & Delta - talk in main school hall at 6.00pm followed by ‘Subject Market Place’ in the gym.

8 Kappa, Theta, Sigma & Omega - talk in main school hall at 6.45pm followed by ‘Subject Market Place’ in the gym.

Subject staff will be available in the gym until 8.15pm.

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