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Year 8 Pathways

The GCSE curriculum continues to offer breadth and diversity, covering a range of subjects for all students, but also offering opportunities for students to specialise in areas of the curriculum they wish to develop further. Courses are designed to be relevant for students and to match their talents and interests. Students are supported in selecting their personal pathway including traditional academic and vocational courses (GCSEs, BTECs, VCerts, etc).


Pathways Presentation - 13 February 2020


6th January – 12th February

Taster lessons for all option subjects, PSHE careers lessons

13th February

Pathways Information Evening Y8 – presentation and an opportunity to speak with staff about KS4 courses and the Pathways process

Surnames A-M at 6.15pm – subject information in the hall afterwards

Surnames N- Z at  7.00pm – subject information in the hall before

24th February

Each student will have a 15 minute individual interview with a senior member of staff. Interview times will be up on the Sports hall wall during the pathways information evening

Week beginning 27th April

Parents will receive a letter confirming the choices their son/daughter has made

There will be the opportunity to change these at this time

Week beginning 18th May

Final confirmation of choices sent home



Year 8 Pathways event letter - January 2020

All of our Year 8 students will have a one to one discussion with a member of the Leadership Team to discuss the various options available to them for KS4 study.  These start after the Parents Information Evening and finish by mid March 2020.  These are student interviews only - parents are not required to attend.  

Blocks for 2019-2020 below - orange = full

Year 9

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

1Wed 3, Fri 6

1Fri 3,4

1Mon 4,5

1Tue 2,5

2Fri 4,6

2Fri 2,3

2Mon 4, 2Tue 3

2Wed 4,6





Business GCSE

Art GCSE (25)

Art GCSE (25)

Catering (20)


Catering (20)

French GCSE

Child Development Cam Nat

French GCSE

Computing GCSE

History GCSE

Computing GCSE

Geography GCSE

Health & Fitness TechA

iMedia ICT Cam Nat

Drama GCSE

History GCSE

History GCSE


Geography GCSE

Media BTTA (22)

Media BTTA (20)

Sociology GCSE

History GCSE

Music GCSE (25)

Product Design (20)

Step Up En Ma

Sociology GCSE

Product Design GCSE (24)

Textiles (24)

Media BTTA