INSET day on Friday 5 March to prepare for the reopening of school. There will be no 'live' online learning lessons or hub school. All of the student lessons on this day will be taught via materials placed on Google Classroom. Students will be expected to complete this work independently as it will be required when they return.

Year 8 GCSE options

Year 8 at Heron Hall Academy need to choose their options for their GCSE which they will then follow for the next three years.


We sent home copies of the Options booklet. If your copy has been delayed in the post you can view see a copy of the booklet) here.

Chose your options

View the Options blocks form here.

You can complete the Year 8 options survey here.

Please complete by Thursday 28 January.


See the main presentation PowerPoint from the GCSE Options evening here.

See the main presentation PowerPoint from the GCSE Options evening with sound here.

Find out more about your options




Religious Education



Computer science





Modern Foreign Languages


Food preparation & nutrition

Design & Technology



Link to a Powerpoint presentation is here.

Please click on the grey sound symbol bottom right of each slide

Link to a Powerpoint presentation is here

Please click the blue and grey sound symbol at the top of each slide

Our subjects in more detail

Art view here

Biology view here

Business view here

Chemistry view here

Combined science view here

Computer science view here

Core PE view here

Drama view here

English view here

Food tech view here

French view here

Geography view here

History view here

Maths view here

Music view here

PE view here

Physics view here

RE view here

Resistant materials view here

Sociology view here

Spanish view here

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