In Year 9 students will meet individually with a senior leader for guidance in selecting their options. Students will also discuss their options with their parents and then a final choice will be agreed according to the subjects the College offers, career aspirations and prior academic performance. To support students we suggest for each a pathway based on their prior attainment and staff professional judgement. The EBAC combination is possible in all three pathways.
We are clear that while promoting a broad range of academic subjects we also consider students best interests and long term life chances. We are therefore flexible in our discussions to ensure option choices are in the students’ best long term interests. Students with the agreement of a senior leader may therefore move across pathways wholly or partly.
We are usually able to accommodate the vast majority of student choices however it is ultimately the College who will make the final decision in order to meet the needs of the majority.