Year 9 Pathways






If you would like to discuss the pathways process please contact Mr J Reeve, Assistant Headteacher, Curriculum, Pathways and Assessment



At Sale High school we see education as being about empowerment.  Our curriculum is designed to help our students achieve their undoubted potential by achieving success in a wide range of high quality qualifications which will open up a whole world of possibilities for them.

Looking ahead to year 10 is very exciting because you are able to make choices to support you in the journey to your future learning and future career.

This school works closely with local FE colleges and sixth forms to make sure that the skills, knowledge and qualifications gained in the next stage of your education at SHS fully prepare you for the route you wish to take in the future.

We want to support students and parents in this process as much as possible.  The purpose of these pages is to help you understand the range of courses at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11).

In Years 10 and 11, you will study a combination of subjects. Some are compulsory but you also have some choice.

Wherever possible we try to accommodate all students requests. However, due to restrictions in specialist teaching rooms and staffing, this is not always possible.  Also, if the number of students opting for subject is not sufficient to make it viable we regret that it will not run.

When deciding upon appropriate courses, students will be guided to making the most suitable choice of courses for them by teachers who know them well.

You will have the opporunity to meet teaching staff and discuss the process at our Pathways event on 10 January 2019. 

If you were unable to attend the event or would like further explanation of the process please have a look at our explanatory guide below.


Pathways explained 2019

Guide to the pathways process 2018

Subject Options at KS4