KS3 to KS4 GCSE Pathway Guide

Here at Greenwood Academy, we aim to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that will meet the needs of all our students and allow them to follow the appropriate pathway for the development into a future area of study and onto their chosen career.

We take the process of choosing options very seriously and our aim is that all students and their parents, should be provided with enough information to make informed choices about their future. The Pathway Guide is the key source of information available to all, to assist in making the transition process run as smoothly as possible. The school also holds an 'Options Evening' which would be beneficial for you to attend, as this will provide the opportunity to have the whole process explained in greater detail, enabling you to have empowered knowledge in supporting your son/daughter to make the correct choices.

Advice and guidance will be provided by staff, so please do not hesitate to make contact with them as they are here to support you and provide guidance through the pathway process.

Once all option slips have been returned, checked and approved we will then start work on constructing the Key Stage 4 timetable for the next academic year. Occasionally, it may be necessary for some students to make alternative choices as some subject combinations may prove to be impossible e.g. some class sizes may be too small or because there is a clash with subjects being taught at the same time.

If this happens we will endeavour to explain the issues promptly and assist in providing additional support to select alternatives. It is fundamental that students take the time to discuss with teachers their choice of optional subjects. Once the student has then commenced the KS4 pathway there will be limited option to change, so it is VITAL that all students choose their options carefully and discuss with staff the content of the courses on offer.

Please click on the link below, to access the Pathway guide:

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