Pathways to Success

This is an exciting time for your son/daughter in deciding on their next steps at Up Holland High School. The Pathways to Success booklet describes the GCSE option courses available for your child to study over the next two years and provides you with details of the core subjects your child will be studying in Key Stage 4.

The ‘pathways’ available to your son/daughter are designed to maximise success for every child in the school. Success in Years 10 and 11 will prepare your son/daughter for the world of work and further education available at colleges and support university applications in the future.

The government have announced a number of changes to GCSEs in the last few years, including the introduction of the English Baccalaureate which consists of 6 GCSE subjects from English, Maths, two Sciences, a Humanities subject and a Modern Foreign Language. Up Holland High School is well prepared to offer this qualification to our students. Some of these English Baccalaureate subjects form part of our Core Curriculum, whilst others may be chosen as options.

At Up Holland High School we believe that every student should have their choices discussed in order to personalise their learning and to ensure that the correct pathway has been identified for them. In order to achieve this, we will offer every student and their parent an interview to discuss option choices and identified pathways. The interviews will take place during the Parents’ Evening on Thursday 13th February.

We are always here to help and look forward to meeting you at the interviews later this month.