Blwyddyn 8 9 Pathways - Llwybrau 2014-2015 . What will I study in Year 9?. All learners in Year 9 will follow 7 compulsory subjects 5 compulsory GCSEs 1 optional GCSE/BTEC. Compulsory Subjects. Physical Education French History Geography Art Music
Pathways - Llwybrau
These are not GCSE courses but are National Curriculum subjects that are taught to all learners in Year 9.
These subjects are compulsory GCSE courses that all learners will follow through to Year 11.
All learners in Year 9 have now chosen one of the above subjects.
They will complete this subject during Year 9 and take more options in Year 10 & 11.
Our new Year 9 Programme of Study learners will study
and analyse a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, and
become more confident as speakers and listeners.
We aim to make the Year 9 curriculum accessible to all learners, challenging and fun with opportunities to complete extended writing for real contexts.
Most importantly, the Year 9 programme will directly prepare learners for the rigours of GCSE.
Students will complete controlled assessments
and examinations in years 10 & 11.
The 4 Pathways-
Each form of GCSE pathway consists of:
each paper = 25% of final grade.
The course consists of:
Year 8 into 9 Pathways 2014-15
& Year 10
BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHYSICS
1 GCSE 1 GCSE 1 GCSE
Core & Additional
CORE ADDITIONAL 1 GCSE 1 GCSE
Further GCSE or GCSE equivalent
1 GCSE equivalent 1 GCSE equivalent
Cymraeg – Welsh
BTEC in Information and Creative Technology
Product Design &
Product Design Textiles
12 coursework based units-
• Citizenship and Community
• Sport and Leisure
• Independent Living
• The Environment
• Vocational and Diploma Preparation
• Health and Fitness
• Work Related Learning and Enterprise
• Science and Technology
• International Links
• Expressive Arts
• Beliefs and Values
Lunchtime will be between 1.05 p.m. and 1.40 p.m.
Students will be moving all around the school for their lessons
Students will get to know a wider range of staff and pupils of all ages in their classes.
You will follow a curriculum that leads to qualifications