Chilton Trinity School

Learning Pathways - Year 9 (KS3 to KS4)

During the Spring term all students in Year 9 will select their pathway choices and programmes of study for the transition into Key Stage 4 in Year 10. This process requires students to make choices about which subjects they will study and continue onto GCSE level over the two years of Key Stage 4. 

Students must study the core subjects of English Language and Literature, Maths, Science, PE. Students must then choose 3 other subjects to study.

To support this process all Year 9 students will be working through a 2-week tutor led programme of ‘Pathway’ sessions, commencing on 11th March. Students will be informed about the core subjects they must study along with bespoke information about the subjects they can choose to take. Tutors will support students with any questions they may have in relation to the process and/or subjects. All students will be given a ‘Pathway’ booklet which will detail the subjects, requirements and assessment processes related to each course of study. 

We have 3 Learning Pathways that our students can follow. Students will be given a suggested pathway to follow that we feel will maximise their potential and outcomes. Alongside this we will also highlight subjects that have been suggested for each student to allow them to excel. These suggestions are for guidance only and every student has the right to select the pathway and subjects that they wish to study.

To further support students through the pathway process all Year 9 students and parents/carers will be invited to attend our Year 9 Pathway Parents’ Evening on Thursday 21st March 2024 from 4.30pm – 6.30pm. This evening will offer the following:

  • o Presentation – detailing the process, KS4 study and subjects
  • o Subject Team Leaders providing support and subject information
  • o SEND, pastoral and careers support
  • o Careers support and guidance

The Pathway process and the selection of subjects made is really important in a student’s educational journey and this meeting will allow us to ensure that students have made the best possible choices for their future needs and outcomes. 

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all students receive their chosen subjects, we may need to offer a student their reserve choice/s. Students who are affected by this will be informed during term 6 and supported with this process.

The deadline for all Year 9 Pathway choices is Tuesday 26th March 2024

All students will receive confirmation of their allocated subjects and programme of study during term 6.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, 

Learning Pathways Booklet 2024