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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 8 Pathways

As we enter an exciting phase for Year 8 students, opting for the pathways they will study during Years 9, 10 and 11, we have provided information below so that students and their parents may make informed decisions about their chosen subjects.

The option choices here are Oasis Shirley Park reflect the need for the students to achieve a minimum of 8 good qualifications based on the Progress 8 measures, and will give students the choice to continue their studies post 16 and have a full range of choices for their future, including University and Apprenticeships. The Information below outlines all of the options:

English - Compulsory

Maths - Compulsory

Science - Compulsory

Humanities (choice of options one or both): Geography, History

Modern Foreign Languages (Choice of one option from below or both ;if both currently studied you can only select languages you have previously studied at key stage 3):  French, Spanish

PE/Dance - Physical education at KS4 compulsory, as outlined by the government.
However, we offer a choice of one option: PE, Dance

Other options Choice of one option: Art, Business, Music, Drama, Media

The process for options remains online, using our PAM online system. Once you have received your login information, you can follow the instructions on the following pages to make your selections. Once selections are made, we will begin generating class lists and timetables for next year, which will then be discussed with Subject Leaders and the Head of Year to ensure students are on the courses that give them the best chance of success.

To find out more about the pathways process please see our Parents and Student Information Booklet.