Choosing your Options for Year 10 is very important and it sets you on a path to Sixth Form and beyond.
Students may already have an idea of their chosen career or which course they want to study at University and it is important to pick the right subjects to match your ambitions.
If you don’t yet know want you want to do, you may want to pick subjects where you excel or that are most interesting to you.
At the same time it is important to be as successful as you can be, and the Academy will help you choose the Learning Pathway that best meets your ambition and your skill set so that you get the best possible grades you can.
One group of subjects are studied by all students as part of the National Curriculum which provides a broad and balanced education for everyone. Some students change their minds over time about their future plans as they approach Sixth Form and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to study a mix of general and special interest subjects.
The general subjects studied by everyone include English, Maths, Science, Humanities, ICT and Modern Foreign Languages. You may have some choice over which Science, Humanities and Foreign Languages you study.
In addition you will be able to pick some additional subjects to suit your skills and interests;
- Health & Social
- Food Technology
- Physical Education (PE)
This means the majority of students study for between 8 and 10 GCSEs depending on which pathway they select and the mix of subjects they choose within that pathway.