At Goodwin Academy, students in KS3 will follow one of our three academic pathways
The Grammar Pathway; is designed for our more able students, offering the traditional EBacc pathway with additional stretch towards Triple Science and GCSE Statistics. The pathway allows learners to pursue a wider range of academic subjects beyond KS4.
The selection process for the Grammar pathway is by way of English and Maths assessments, which traditionally take place following the SATS in early June. These assessments indicate whether applicants have the overall academic ability to suit the additional stretch and challenge required
The Aspire Pathway; is offered to students with the core EBacc subjects as a spine, however languages are not compulsory at GCSE. Students, who excel, have the opportunity of transferring to the Accelerate pathway allowing access to the additional stretch and challenge required. Pupils are able to choose GCSE subjects that best suit their future study plans.
The Achieve Pathway; is a bespoke pathway offered to students who require additional learning support, such as literacy and/or numeracy. At GCSE, the emphasis is placed upon selecting subjects in which students are likely to succeed and support future career aspirations.
Further Study at GCSE
Year 9 students will be required to choose options from one of the three Goodwin Academy Pathways:
All students will study the following core curriculum:
Current Options Subjects