This has been a very unusual year and we have to find new ways to support you in making your subject choices this year. This booklet is the starting point of the process.
The first pages are the core subjects. You have to do these. So, English Language, English Literature, mathematics and science are compulsory GCSEs. You will also continue to study IT, RS, PE and PSHE. After these core subjects you can choose subjects as laid out on the pathways form. There are guidelines on the form to help you fill it in.
There are a group of subjects which together form the English Baccalaureate that you may want to consider studying. These are a group of qualifications which provide a strong foundation for any future course of study. You must achieve English, mathematics, 2 sciences, a language and geography or history.
The decisions you make may have significant implications for your future. We will support you by ensuring your teachers talk to you about why their subjects may be useful to your future. You have already had some careers information through your MAP curriculum. There is a pathways section on our website so you and your parents can find out more. Your parents will have an opportunity to talk to teachers through an online parents evening.
Take time to talk to your parents and teachers before you make your final decision. In the end you should choose subjects that you enjoy and can succeed in. Remember you can always ask for help and guidance.