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Marshland High School

GCSE Pathways

At Marshland we are committed to all students achieving the best they can whilst at the school.  During Key Stage 4 this means students leaving with 5 or more good (9-5) GCSEs, and at least 8 GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.  We offer a wide range of subjects for study in Years 10 and 11, and it is very important that the right decisions are made to allow appropriate pathways into further education and employment.

Every student will follow a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (Double or Triple award), Character and Culture and Physical Education throughout Key Stage 4. This will account for approximately 50% of the teaching time. The remainder will be selected from the range of subjects which are offered through our KS4 Pathways process. These include both traditional GCSE, and vocational courses.

GCSE Pathways Booklet 

This informative booklet highlights the courses on offer, along with guidance on how students should progress their KS4 Pathway.

To view the GCSE Pathways booklet click here.

To view the supporting videos micro-site please click here.

Further Information:

GCSE Pathways Launch 2023-25 - Letter to Parents Jan 2023

It is not always possible to accommodate all selections.  We have to maintain reasonable class sizes and also try to work around “clashes”.  As a result we ask you to indicate other courses you might consider.  For some students it may be necessary to use these courses, and so they must be subjects in which you have an interest and ability.