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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.

Informed Choices

Informed Choices 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