Guided Learning Pathways (for 2024 only)


Welcome to this exciting opportunity to shape your curriculum as you transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4. On this page, you will find all you need to know about making your option choices and about the Guided Learning Pathways process.

From the Headteacher

Young people in Year 9 are about to begin the exciting process of making choices regarding their programme of study in Key Stage 4. It is important for us all to work together to ensure that every student receives the appropriate balance of learning experiences that best meets their needs.

The journey will begin with a broadcast, aimed at both parents and young people, on Thursday 11 April 2024 at 6.00pm. Following a presentation about the curriculum, the Headteacher will respond to any questions you may have. The broadcast can be accessed on Microsoft Teams by clicking here.

Following the broadcast, your child will have access to a range of opportunities in school including a launch assembly, presentations about subjects from teachers, advice and guidance from the wellbeing team and drop-in sessions with senior staff.

You are also able to access key information about subjects on this page to support discussions at home.

The deadline for the submission of your child’s choices will be Sunday 28 April 2024. However, if you have any queries during the process, you are encouraged to contact me directly.

The Process

The Guided Learning Pathways Broadcast

The Headteacher will introduce you to the Guided Learning Pathways process via a live broadcast on Microsoft Teams. The broadcast will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 11 April 2024.

Join the broadcast

The Guided Learning Pathways Information Booklet

Discussions at home can begin by downloading the Guided Learning Pathway Information Booklet.

Download the booklet

Question and Answer Sessions

In the weeks commencing 8 April 2024 and 15 April 2024, teachers will talk about the specialisms available in Key Stage 4 during usual timetabled lessons. This is the chance to ask questions about the curriculum content, qualifications and extra-curricular opportunities. There will also be an information assembly for the new subjects not yet experienced.

Drop-In Sessions

In the week commencing 22 April 2024, there will be drop-in sessions with senior staff during break times. If you have specific queries about your choices or would like additional advice or guidance, you can seek it here. Why not pop in for a chat?

Making Decisions

After speaking with teachers, asking questions and reading information about subject specialisms, you will be ready to make decisions. You'll find some final advice here.

Download the advice

Submitting your choices

When you have made your decisions, you can submit your preferences online. We will try our very best to match classes to your preferences and will talk to you if we think a compromise needs to be made. The deadline for submission is Sunday 28 April 2024.

Submit your choices online now


If you have any questions, please contact us.