Students in Year 8 are beginning the exciting process of choosing their ‘option’ subjects. 

We have written an ‘Options Booklet’, which explains what you will study as part of your ‘core’ curriculum and what subjects you can choose to study as your ‘options’.  

Click the image to view this as a full screen document. You can download a copy of the Options Booklet by clicking here.

Letter to All Parents Year 8 Options

Year 8 Options Interviews

While this is a very exciting time for the year group, it can also be difficult and a little overwhelming to make decisions now that will have an impact on what you are going to study when you leave Isca Academy. To help support you in the choices you will make, a member of staff will have an appointment with you to discuss which options you are thinking of choosing and why.  This is to ensure that the subjects you pick, will allow you to follow your chosen career pathway in whatever field that might be. 
Options Interviews 
will take place on Thursday 24th March.
You are invited to book a 10-minute Options Interview for you and your child to chat through your Options choices with a member of our teaching staff. We are booking these via a video-link.
If you would prefer a face-to-face meeting then please let us know.
We will use the same booking system we use for parents’ evening appointments. Appointments can be booked at https://parents-booking.co.uk/isca
You may be given a choice of staff that you can make appointments with. You only need to make ONE appointment.
DOWNLOAD: Parent Information Sheet for Accessing Video Appointments.

If you have questions

For any subject specific enquiries, please contact the relevant head of subject below:

Head of Computer Science (including iMedia) – Mr Matthew Hayden

Head of EnglishMr Jordan Gray

Head of GeographyMrs Rachel Hawke

Head of HistoryMr Carl Hutchings

Head of MathsMr Andrew Barratt

Head of Modern Foreign LanguagesMs Kelda Richards

Head of PEMr Alex Goldman

Head of Performing Arts (Dance / Drama / Music) – Mrs Jo Lihou

Head of Religious EducationMiss Abbie Roberts

Head of ScienceMr Garin Spiess

Head of Technology (Design and Technology / Hospitality and Catering) – Mr Ed Donaldson

Head of Visual Arts (Art / Photography) – Ms Isabel Sastre

If you would like any specific careers information, advice or guidance, please contact Miss Marie Knights, Associate Assistant Headteacher, mknights@iscaexeter.co.uk .  Also, click on this link for additional guidance:  https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/gcses/choosing-your-gcses

For any enquiries about the options’ process, including the new courses we will be offering, please contact Miss Anna Mills, Senior Deputy Headteacher, amills@iscaexeter.co.uk

Finally, please complete the Year 8 Options Form with your child by Friday the 8th April. This will be posted here following the one-to-one interviews. Please note that once students have been allocated and notified of their option choices (this will take place before the Easter holiday), they will not be able to change their option choice.

Your teachers have also made a series of short films, in which they tell you all about the different courses you can pick. Please take the time to have a look.