Pathways 2020

Today we are launching our 2020 ‘Pathways’ programme for students in Years 8, 9 and 10. The Pathways programme will provide individualised tracking of subjects and recommend routes for students to follow during their time at the Academy. Once again, all students will be allocated a Pathways advisor who can provide the personalised advice and guidance that will help students make the right choices now to ensure that they have the best options when they leave the Academy.

Our Pathways programme is based on three key principles: to deliver excellence for all our students from the most able to those who need extra support in Year 9 to ensure they are ready to take examination courses in Year 10; to provide flexibility for students to progress to exam courses at higher levels at the rate which is right for them and to ensure breadth of provision, so that all of our students can follow the widest possible range of academic and technical courses.

By clicking on the links below you can access the slides from the presentation shown at our information evening and also access the information provided by teachers for each of the subjects on offer.

Information evening  Pathways presentation 2020

Below is the timeline for the next few weeks outlining the deadlines for returning student forms and when provisional course allocations will be confirmed.


29th January
Launch of the Pathways programme 2020 and information evening

29th January – 12th February
General advice to students and parents (Pathways Advisor)

12th February
Pathways forms returned to the Academy identifying subjects in order of preference

Individual appointments with students who may need additional support and guidance

Week beginning 27th April
Provisional course allocations confirmed

Subject information sheets:
BTEC Sport
Computer Science
Enterprise & Marketing
GCSE Business
Graphic Design
Hospitality & Catering