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Curriculum pathways for the Key Stage Four curriculum

Our curriculum is organised into three pathways (T,P and S). The pathways have been tailored to the needs of the students on them, through the curriculum time allocated to core subjects. In addition to this, students are able to personalise their curriculum within the pathway through the choice of subjects; and the balance between academic GCSE courses, GCSE courses with practical elements and a range of vocational courses.

Details of the curriculum pathways can be found below.

Your child’s recommended pathway

Each child has a recommended pathway which we believe will maximise their achievement and help them to reach their absolute potential. The recommended pathway has been reviewed on an individual basis taking into account feedback from your child’s Head of House and our English, Maths, Science and Languages departments, as well as your child’s academic ability.

The Polesworth School pathways

Pathway T – (10 or 11 qualifications)

Core Science Languages – choose one Humanities – choose one Options – choose two main options and two reserve options
English Language GCSE

English Literature GCSE

Mathematics GCSE Religious Studies GCSE

Physical Education
(Core non exam)

Combined Science GCSE

Triple Science GCSE

French GCSE

German GCSE

History GCSE

Geography GCSE

Art – Fine GCSE

Art – Time Based GCSE

Business Studies GCSE

Business Studies BTEC (only one Business Studies option can be chosen)

Drama GCSE

Geography GCSE (if not chosen as Humanities option)

History GCSE(if not chosen as Humanities option)

PE GCSE

Sport Science Cambridge National Certificate

(only one PE/Sport option can be chosen)

Dance GCSE

Sociology GCSE

Food and Nutrition GCSE

Design and Technology (Textiles) GCSE

Design and Technology (Graphics) GCSE

Design and Technology (Resistant Materials) GCSE

(only one Design and Technology GCSE can be chosen)

Child Development Cambridge National Certificate

Music BTEC

IT – OCR Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia

Classics GCSE

Creative Media BTEC

Travel & Tourism BTEC

 

 

Pathway P (9 qualifications)

Core Science Humanities – choose one Options – choose two main options and two reserve options
English Language GCSE

English Literature GCSE

Mathematics GCSE Religious Studies GCSE

Physical Education
(Core non exam)

Combined Science GCSE

 

History GCSE

Geography GCSE

Art – Fine Art (GCSE)

Art – Time Based GCSE

Business Studies GCSE

Business Studies BTEC

Drama GCSE

Geography GCSE (if not chosen as Humanities option)

History GCSE (if not chosen as Humanities option)

Sport Science Cambridge National Certificate

Dance GCSE

Sociology GCSE

Food and Nutrition GCSE or Hospitality and Catering (Vocational Award)

Design and Technology (Textiles) GCSE

Design and Technology (Graphics) GCSE

Design and Technology (Resistant Materials) GCSE or Engineering Cambridge National Certificate

(only one Design and Technology GCSE can be chosen)

Child Development Cambridge National Certificate

Music BTEC

IT – OCR Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia

Creative Media BTEC

Travel & Tourism BTEC

 

 

Pathway S (9 qualifications)

 

Core Science Humanities – choose one Options – choose two main options and two reserve options
English Language GCSE

English Literature GCSE

Mathematics GCSE Religious Studies GCSE / LIBF Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education

Physical Education
(Core non exam)

Combined Science GCSE

 

History GCSE

Geography GCSE

Art – Fine Art (GCSE)

Art – Time Based GCSE

Business Studies BTEC

Drama GCSE

Sport Science Cambridge National Certificate

Dance GCSE

Sociology GCSE

Hospitality and Catering (Vocational Award)

Design and Technology (Textiles) GCSE

Engineering Cambridge National Certificate

Child Development Cambridge National Certificate

Music BTEC

IT – OCR Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia

Creative Media BTEC

Travel & Tourism BTEC