Welcome to Y9

If you would like any further information about Y9 and how to support your child during the year, please contact Mrs Raw, Head of Year 9.

If you would like to discuss the pathways process please contact Mrs Rainey,  Deputy Headteacher, Curriculum, Pathways and Assessment

Academic Year 2023-2024 Year 9 Pathways event will be held on Thursday 8th February 2024

Success Criteria

Success criteria are available at KS3. These can be used to help students prepare for assessments and used as suggestions on how to reach the next grade.

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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 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. It is also incumbent upon us to deliver a curriculum which teaches the skills and knowledge and delivers the qualifications which the government has identified as being of greatest value. With this in mind all learners should be mindful that the EBacc has become a lot more important in recent years for the following reasons:

  • The government has confirmed that they expect ‘the large majority’ of pupils to study the Ebacc.
  • The government and Ofsted see the number of students studying for the Ebacc as a measure of a school’s ‘level of ambition’ for its pupils.
  • It is the government’s national ambition that 90% of students should study the Ebacc
  • Ofsted have made it clear that they expect to see the Ebacc ‘at the heart of an effective key stage 4 curriculum.’

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

Whichever pathway you are on you can study the EBacc combination of subjects by choosing a modern foreign language and either history or geography.

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.

Pathways Subject Presentation Videos for Year 9 Parents/Carers

Please click on the video links below to find out more information on our subject pathways: