Making Choices in Year 8: Guided Learning Pathway
We offer a range of academic and vocational courses to suit the learning needs and future career ambitions of all our students. During Year 8, parents are invited to attend an information evening to gain a clearer understanding of the curriculum choices available to their child. This range of subjects together with the guidance provided to each student is called the Guided Learning Pathway.
The Options Information Evening 2017 takes place on:
Thursday 23 March, 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Please click here to download the letter to parents.
For information about the Guided Learning Pathway for students with special educational needs, please visit our website page - iGroups Guided Learning Pathway
Progression at 16+
Making the right choices at such an early age can be initially daunting. The link below gives guidance on entry requirements for colleges, universities and apprenticeships. This can often help with making a decision on which subject to follow. For example, studying a second language may not be compulsory but it can really help students who wish to progress to university in future years.
Progression to Further Education, Higher Education and Employment
Guided Learning Pathways - 2017 student offer
For further information ...
If you are unsure of your child's allocated pathway or have any other queries, please contact Ms Kelly, Vice Principal for Year 8.
For information about the Guided Learning Pathway for students with special educational needs, please visit our website page - "Inclusion - Learning for All"
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a GCSE?
GCSEs (General Certificates of Secondary Education) are usually taken at school-leaving age after two years’ study, but are available to students of any age. They are normally assessed by a mixture of internal assessment (coursework) and exams.
For more information about GCSES and where they can take you, click on the link below:
GCSE information for Students and Parents on the edexcel website
What is a BTEC?
BTECS are widely recognised work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.
For more information about BTECs and where they can take you, click on the link below:
BTEC information for Students and Parents on the edexcel website