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Year 8 Pathways

Information about this process is shared in the summer term for Year 8 students.

The Year 8 into 9 pathways model gives students an opportunity to study their chosen foundation courses in greater depth whilst retaining a broad overall curriculum.

Use the links below for help with the Year 8 Pathways:

  1. Pathway subjects – For more details and information on the Pathway subjects:
    Year 8 to 9 Pathways - Course Descriptions

  2. What to do – For help with what you need to do, view our Year 8 Pathway slides:
    Year 8 into 9 Pathways Presentation: May 2023 

  3. Watch the video presentation below –  to help you understand what you need to do. (Please ignore references to dates)
  4. Year 8 Pathways are submitted via the google form below (Access to this form requires the student to be logged on to the school VLE, Pathway submission should be done by Year 8 students). 
    Year 8 Pathway Google formDeadline for Form Submission in 2023 is Wednesday 17th May 2023.


As far as possible we aim to give students their first three choices. Year 8 students should submit the online Pathways form in good time to avoid disappointment.