Year 8 Guided Pathways - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

Year 8 Guided Pathways

Year 8 Guided Pathways

The 2020/2021 Guided Pathway Information Booklet can be accessed here:  Guided Pathways Booklet

In Years 9, 10 and 11 students will follow six core subjects and are guided to study up to four others from a wide variety of subjects that are accredited through GCSE and Technical Awards.

Religious Education, English Language and English Literature, Mathematics and combined Sciences are core subjects (in addition to non-examination PE). Students are asked to express a preference to study four additional subjects. Students will be required to express a preference to study at least one of: French; Spanish; Geography or History.

By constantly seeking ways to raise achievement, we have developed a curriculum where the needs of every student are addressed. Students should use their latest assessment sheets to support the identification of subject preferences.  Following the Guided Pathway Evening, students should discuss their preferences with parents, then access the SIMs Options package through the website or Student App to select their chosen subjects.  Opportunities will be provided for students to access the SIMS options package during the Guided Pathway Evening; however, this can also be completed at home.  Four preferences should be entered, along with one reserve subject.  We are guiding students to express preferences to continue to study a broad and balanced curriculum:

  • a modern foreign language i.e. French or Spanish
  • a humanity i.e. Geography or History
  • an art/creative/performance subject
  • a technical/science subject

In identifying preferences, students should consider the subjects where they are making good progress and those subjects where they are meeting at least their expected standard. They should remember to also consider those subjects that are related and require similar skills.

The deadline for the completion of subject preferences is Friday 27th March 2020.