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Guided Choices

Welcome to the Guided Choices section of the website. This is an exciting and important time for Year 9 students. It is the first time that they and their parent/carers can make decisions about what they study. There are many different types of courses available at Key Stage 4, some that students have not studied before. There are also many changes to the curriculum for our students at Key Stage 4.

Some of these changes have been made in school to ensure that we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which allows clear pathways for all our students up to the age of eighteen and beyond.

There are several compulsory subjects that all students in Years 10 and 11 must study as part of the Key Stage 4 curriculum. These subjects are:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Trilogy - new double award) 
  • Core Physical Education
  • Religious Education

The other subjects that students select are dependent on what they may wish to study in the future and what their career pathways may be. Often students do not have any ideas at this stage which is why we encourage a broad curriculum to keep post-16 pathways open. Students are guided to make choices with advice from experts in school who know them well, such as their form tutors, their head of year and subject teachers, together with senior teachers with responsibility for careers and pathways.

THE PATHWAYS

Childwall Sports and Science Academy offer students three individualised pathways which are outlined below.

Pathway  

Pathway 1 - ASPIRE

 

This pathway is designed to maximise the progress and achievement of students for who an English Baccalaureate route specialising in Science provides the best pathway for future success.

Pathway 2 - INSPIRE

 

This pathway is designed to maximise the progress and achievement of students for who an English Baccalaureate route provides the best pathway for future success.

Pathway 3 - PRAISE

 

This pathway offers a range of level 1 and 2 courses. This pathway is designed to maximise the progress and achievement of students who achieve most successfully in a small group setting.

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