Policies &Important Documents
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 2018 takes place on:
Wednesday 2 May, 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Please click here to read the invitation to parents
There will also be a parents' evening for iGroup students on the same date at the same time:
Letter to iGroups
Please click here to download a copy of the STUDY OPTIONS BOOKLET which provides all of the information given below in one document along with guidance for students and parents.
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
Click on the links below to view the course details for each subject.
Students need to choose ONE subject from each option block. Qualifications are either GCSE or Vocational / Technical qualifications.
Students must choose at least one of the following: Geography, History, French and/or Computer Science (highlighted in yellow below).
Forbidden combinations: You are not allowed to choose the following options together
Hair & Beauty (VTCT Level 1/2)
If you are unsure of your child's allocated pathway or have any other queries, please contact Mr Elland, Head of Year 8.
For iGroup students, please contact Mrs C Wallis, Vice Principal for Inclusion
OPTIONS GUIDANCE & APPLICATION FORM
Click here to download
Wednesday 9 May 2018
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
The Bulwell Academy has produced its own Student Guide to BTEC. Click on the image to view.