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Pathways 2024

Pathways Evening
Thursday 14th March 2024

This year we will be using Options Online for students (supported by parent/carers) to make their subject selections. Please use the time between now and subject selection to look at the subject videos in areas that you are interested in, alongside the Pathways booklet that will be made available online shortly. Students will be helped to register for the system during IT lessons starting week commencing 19th Feb & w/c 26th Feb. Students will receive a letter advising them of the Pathway they have been allocated w/c 4th March and the system will go live later that week to allow selections to be made. The deadline for selections is 22nd March 2024. Guidance relating to the evening and the Options Online system will be available w/c 4th March 2024.

 If you have any questions regarding this please email year9pathways@edu.moorend.org.

Pathways Booklet - 2024 

How to use Options online Booklet

Subjects Contacts 

Name Role Key Stage 4 Courses
Mr Harden  Subject Leader GCSE History
Miss Heath Subject Leader GCSE Geography
Mrs Mowbray Subject Leader

GCSE French

GCSE Home Languages

Mr Majeed Subject Leader

GCSE Religious Studies

Miss Harris Holmes Subject Leader

GCSE Citizenship

BTEC Health & Social Care

Mr Dalton Subject Leader GCSE Drama
Mr Hafeez Subject Leader

GCSE Computer Science 

BTEC Digital Information Technology

Cambridge Nationals iMedia

Mrs Wallace Teacher BTEC Enterprise
Mr Dalton Subject Leader BTEC Music
Mrs Roby Subject Leader

GCSE Art & Design: Graphic Communication

GCSE Art & Design: Textiles  

GCSE Food, Preparation & Nutrition
Mrs Howitt Teacher

GCSE Art, Craft & Design

GCSE Art & Design Photography
Mrs Southwell Subject Leader


Core PE

BTEC Sport

Pathways Session Slides 

Session 1 

Session 2


Pathways - Options and Careers Ideas 

Pathways Booklet - 2024 

Subject Videos 

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature


GCSE Trilogy Sciences and Separate Sciences

GCSE History

GCSE Geography

GCSE French


BTEC Sport

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE Citizenship

GCSE Art Craft & Design, GCSE Graphic Communication, GCSE Photography, GCSE Textile Design and GCSE Food & Nutrition

GCSE Performing Arts



BTEC Music

BTEC Health & Social Care

Cambridge National Creative iMedia

BTEC Enterprise

GCSE Computer Science BTEC DIT

C & K Careers


Pathways Timeline 

Pathways Assembly /Tutor Time

Students will have a presentation and support on the Pathways process

February 2024

Students activate their Options Online accounts 

Week commencing 19th February & w/c 26th February

Pathways Evening
Introduction & Subjects: Parent/carers and students are invited to attend a presentation on the Pathways process with Miss Conway & Mrs Edwards in the Lecture Theatre and then have the opportunity to visit subject areas to discuss Key Stage 4 courses on offer for 'Optional ' subjects. We are also offering a drop in session for parent/carers and students to seek support in completing the online form in various locations including the MZone.

14th March 2024

Options Online how to guide

Pathways Final Decisions
Students will need to submit their Key Stage 4 options form by this date. Students who require more time should see Mrs Edwards to discuss an extension. Late submissions may lead to students not getting their options choices. 

22nd March 2024

Confirmation of Options Choices

Late June 2024

Start of Key Stage 4 Courses

September 2024

Completion of Key Stage 4 Courses

Students will finish their Key Stage 4 courses and take their terminal Key Stage 4 examinations.

May/June 2026

Year 9 Pathways Weblinks 

Your Educational Journey

An overview of education & Qualifications

GCSE Options

Everything you need to know about choosing your GCSE subjects - BBC Bitesize 

Myths about choosing your options: Busted!

BBC Bitesize

How to choose your exam subjects wisely for the future you want BBC Bitesize

C&K Careers Pathways


Careers Information for Parents 

C&K Careers Information for Parents and Carers