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GCSE Options - Pathways 

The GCSE Options Pathways process begins in the summer term of Year 9 ready to commence the KS4 curriculum in Year 10.

At GCSE all pupils study:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics 
  • Science (Double or Triple Award)

In addition, pupils at Alderwood are able to study four optional subjects at KS4.
Please click below for further information about the course.

Art
Photography
Computing
ICT
Drama
Music
Food
Design Technology
Health & Social Care
Textiles
Geography
History
Citizenship
French
German
PE
Sport Studies
Dance

There are three Options Pathways at Alderwood:

  • The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Pathway: History or Geography / French or German / Free Choice / Free Choice
  • The Progress 8 Pathway: History, Geography, French, German or Computing / Free Choice / Free Choice / Free Choice
  • The ASDAN Pathway: History, Geography, French, German or Computing / ASDAN / Free Choice / Free Choice plus a vocational Level 1 

All pupils also continue with Physical Education (PE), Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) including Relationships and sex education (RSE), and Religious Education (RE) although these subjects are not examined and are not awarded a qualification.

Please note that the specific Pathways are assigned to pupils in Year 9 as part of the process and that the numbers on the ASDAN Pathway are strictly limited. If pupils or parents wish to discuss the EBacc Pathway or Progress 8 Pathway they should speak to Mr White or email e.white@alderwood.hants.sch.uk. To discuss the ASDAN Pathway they should contact Mr Baker or email p.baker@alderwood.hants.sch.uk