The Grammar Learning Pathway
In Key Stage 3, there is an opportunity for students to follow the “Grammar Learning Pathway”.
Students study an academic curriculum making sure they are stretched and challenged across a wide range of traditional subjects, which includes a Modern Foreign language. This programme provides ideal preparation for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc ) programme at Key Stage 4 (KS4).
In Key Stage 4, all students start their GCSE/Level 2 courses and there is an opportunity for students to study the traditional EBacc programme. This is the most prestigious learning pathway offered and will lead to the English Baccalaureate qualification. The EBacc provides students with a broad range of academic subjects upon which to build any future career options. It is expected by this Government that all students, at KS4, follow this pathway and it is recognised as a highly prestigious pathway by school Sixth Forms, Colleges, Universities and employers and is ideal preparation for Post-16 study.
To achieve the EBacc, students must gain a GCSE grade 9-5 in six subjects. These subjects must include:
- English Language
- 2 Sciences (2 from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Combined Science (2 GCSEs))
- 1 Humanity (1 from History or Geography)
- 1 MFL (1 from French or Spanish.