Future Gateways

Welcome to our Future Gateways Information Page for Year 8 Parents/Students

This year your child will be completing their option choices for GCSE as part of our Future Gateway process.  On this page you will find important information and key dates. Students will be informed of the Future Gateways process through their assemblies. This will give students an opportunity to be informed about the process, as well as hearing about subjects they have not yet been taught.

Future Gateways Prospectus

The Future Gateways Prospectus contains information regarding the entire process, including subjects offered and the course content.

Wednesday 28th February 2024 – Year 8 Gateway Information Talk & Marketplace 4-6pm

We will be holding an information talk in the main hall at 5pm to explain the Future Gateway process in detail.  Before and after the talk you will have the opportunity to speak with subject staff at our Future Gateway Options Marketplace where you will receive information regarding all the options available. This is an opportunity to find out more about subjects that will be of interest to you.

Thursday 29th February 2024 – Year 8 Progress Evening 4-7pm

Year 8 Progress Evening will take place the following day, on 29th February, giving you the opportunity to speak with your child’s form tutor and subject teachers regarding their progress.  As part of your parental meetings with staff you will be able to discuss your child’s suitability to study the subject at the next level. The evening works on an appointment system between 4:00 and 7:00pm.  Your child will receive an appointment sheet closer to the date and they should make appointments with all their subject teachers.

Senior staff will also be available at both events to answer your Future Gateway process queries and our academy Careers Leader, Ms Tina Rabone King, will be in the Heartspace to answer questions and offer advice related to your child’s future educational and career plans.

Friday 8th March 2024 – Deadline for Options Choices

Option choices must be completed online via Microsoft Forms, no later than Friday 8th March.  Information on this process will follow closer to the time.

If you have any queries regarding options or Future Gateways, please email gateways@belfairsacademy.org.uk – FAO Mr Noakes.