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    Curriculum Pathways

    Curriculum Pathways

    We offer two pathways leading to Level 3 qualifications. This is to ensure appropriate progression from GCSE and to maximise student choice of post-16 subjects. Our curriculum offer provides a degree of flexibility that enables each student to access courses that are best suited to their Key Stage 4 qualifications and future career aspirations. Every student follows a suite of substantial qualifications that stretch and prepare them for education at the next level or for employment

    We endeavour to arrange option blocks to accommodate the choices of the maximum number of students whilst taking into account the constraints of timetable scheduling. We always endeavour to run all courses offered, however the group sizes must be viable too.

    A Level courses

    The Academic pathway focuses on traditional A Level qualifications and students on this pathway will be expected to select three, possibly four, subjects. These are assessed mainly through exams with coursework in some subjects. Students should have a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English and Mathematics. They should also have three grade 5 from other subjects. Other subject specific entry requirements may apply, see prospectus for further details.

    Art and Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Design, Drama, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, German, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish.

    Applied courses

    The Applied Pathway includes BTEC Level 3 qualifications and OCR Nationals. These courses are assessed through coursework assignments and an external examination. On the Applied pathway students should have a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics.

    Business, Criminology, Dance, Health & Social Care, ICT, Public Services, Science, Sport, Travel and Tourism.

    GCSE Maths and English

    It is compulsory that any student who is yet to achieve a grade 4 in either Maths or English Language/Literature must resit the qualification until a grade 4 is achieved. GCSE resit opportunities are in November and the Summer exam seasons.

    Option Blocks 2020-21

    Guidance

    • Students will be required to select 3 subjects from different option blocks whilst taking into consideration relevant entry requirements.
    • Students can combine A-level and Applied subjects if appropriate to do so.
    • A student wishing to take a double option from the Applied suite of qualifications must choose both a single option and the accompanying double option.
    • Sports scholars choose their respective scholarship and then choose 3 subjects from the remaining option blocks.
    • Please note that it is unlikely that the options will change, however, at this stage they are subject to staffing and student numbers.
    Option A Option B Option C Option D
    A-level Courses

    Biology
    Business
    Drama
    French
    Physics
    Politics
    Psychology
    Spanish

    Biology
    Economics
    English Literature
    German
    History
    Maths
    Media Studies
    Sociology

    Chemistry
    Design
    English Language
    Geography
    Maths
    RE
    Sociology

    Art
    Chemistry
    Computer Science
    English Language
    Geography
    History
    PE
    Psychology

    Applied Courses

    Criminology
    Science
    Travel

    HSC Single
    IT
    Public Services Single
    Sport Single

    Dance Single
    Public Services Double
    Sport Single

    Business
    Dance Double
    HSC Double
    Sport Double

    Sports Scholarships
     

    Football Scholars Girls

    Golf Scholars
    Football Scholars Boys

     

    Informed Choices

    Informed Choices  www.informedchoices.ac.uk is aimed at pupils aged 14 and upwards who are considering university and want information to help them choose the right subjects to study at sixth form or college. 

    The guidance is written by admissions directors from the 24 Russell Group universities and provides information on why subject choice matters.
     

    • Remember, this is general guidance only. For detailed and up-to-date information you will need to contact Wath Academy's Careers Team, contact individual universities or look up courses on the UCAS website.

    The Informed Choices website is new and the group running the site are open to feedback. If you have any feedback please contact them on enquiries@russellgroup.ac.uk.