Options 2020-2021 (Current Yr 8)

Click below for the options booklet:

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Your child should have received the attached options booklet with information about the subjects they can opt to study next year. They also had assemblies where staff gave more information about each subject on offer. Please can you read through this booklet thoroughly with your child, and discuss their possible option choices with them.

Included at the end of the booklet is an option form that students were to return to school by Friday 24th April. There was also an information evening regarding options scheduled for Tuesday 21st April. Due to the current situation and being unsure when we will return to school, could you please email with the following information for you child:

  • Student name:
  • Option 1 choice:
  • Option 2 choice:
  • Reserve choice:

If you feel you require any further information about any subjects, please reply to this email stating your child’s name and the subject(s) they wish to know more about and your email will be passed on to the relevant staff member. It is also important to remember that students are not guaranteed their option choices as they depend on class size and staffing availability. We will, however, be in contact with you if we need to discuss their options further. ¬†Further information regarding whether the Parents Evening will still go ahead on Tuesday 21st April will be sent in due course once we know further information from the Government.



Throughout this page on the website you will find all the information you need about the Curriculum at Boldon School. At Boldon School we value a varied curriculum that offers a good insight into different subjects. Year 9 students will complete a transition year meaning that students will pick from a varied range of options in Year 8.

Boldon provides a broad and balanced curriculum that caters for the needs and aspirations of all students.  It promotes the fundamental British Values across all curriculum areas.  These include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Curriculum overview

Option choices

  1. Art
  2. Business Studies
  3. Computer Science
  4. Dance
  5. Design & Technology
  6. Engineering
  7. Food Studies/Hospitality
  8. Geography
  9. French
  10. Hair & Beauty
  11. Health & Social care
  12. History
  13. Media
  14. Music
  15. Performing Arts
  16. Photography
  17. Child Development
  18. Sport (BTEC)
  19. Textiles
  20. Triple Science
  21. Travel and Tourism
  22. Film Studies

If you would like more information about the curriculum at Boldon School, please contact Mr D Fairclough at: or by telephone on 0191 532176 ext 203. You can also visit the Subjects page to find our more specific information about each subject including core and options.