The Year 8 Pathways process is the first real opportunity for students and their parents to personalise their learning. It is designed to support each individual in choosing the style of courses that match their interests, abilities and preferred way of working so that everyone can achieve the very best quality of results. This, in turn, will support future aspirations.
Students and their parents require clear information, advice and guidance when making these choices. These introductory pages are designed to provide that clarity.
A pathway will be recommended for each student, based on their progress throughout Year 7 and 8. Opinions have been sought from subject teachers and tutors in making this recommendation. Students and parents will then be asked to use this as a guide to determine their pathway from which they will select their courses.
To support this process all students will receive support through PSHE lessons, assemblies and in subject lessons.
There will be an information evening for parents and students at 6.30pm on 18 January 2018 to explain the process and rationale, followed by a parents evening on 1 February 2018 with subject teachers for more specific advice.
We encourage all students to seek advice from their tutors, teachers and parents to ensure that they make the best possible choices to ensure future success.