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During term 4, our Year 9 students will make their option choices for the subjects they will be studying for their GCSEs. This process is called Pathways.

This section of the website is produced to help students and parents choose from the options subjects available, as well as giving information about the core subjects, such as Mathematics, English and Religious Studies.

With regard to options, it is important that each student’s curriculum be well balanced as future plans can change and it is imperative to keep the range of choices for later life open. However, in Years 10 and 11 it is appropriate to begin to specialise in some subjects that match interest and ability, and possible future career and educational aspirations.

Over the next few weeks, students will need to think carefully about the options subjects they would like to choose to study in Years 10 and 11. The below video explains the pathways process and key features. 

If further information about the options system or any of the subjects described here is required, students should speak to the subject contact listed in the booklet or their Form Tutor. If further assitance or support is required please email pathways@stberns.bristol.sch.uk

  Pathways Information Video




  Pathways Booklet

Please click here to download a copy of the Pathways Booklet. This booklet contains information about each subject, as well as general information such as how many subjects need to be chosen.

  Pathways Key Dates

  • Wednesday 28th February- Pathways Student Assembly
  • Thursday 29th February 6pm- Pathways evening 
  • Monday 4th March-Wednesday 6th March- GCSE Guidance meetings
  • Thursday 7th March- Year 9 Subject Parents Evening
  • Friday 8th March- Pathways Form Opens
  • Wednesday 20th March- Pathways Form Closes

  Pathways Form

Please use the link below to complete your GCSE Pathways options. Please be aware that you will need to login with your student "@stberns.bristol.sch.uk" school email account. No other accounts will be able to access the form. 

GCSE Pathways Form

Please note- Pathways form does not open until Friday 8th March at 8am.

If you require assistance with the form please watch the video below:



 Subject Videos

Our Heads of Learning and Subject Leaders have prepared a number of videos which give more information about their courses, what you will study and what exams you will have to take.  

Religious Education



English Language









Fashion and Textiles



Health and Social Care



Enterprise and Marketing



Creative iMedia



Sports Studies





 Product Design






English Literature






 Languages (French and Spanish)






 Hospitality and Catering



Computer Science